Since the 1990s, large numbers of Americans have left Christianity to join the growing ranks of U.S. adults who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular.” If recent trends in religious switching continue, Christians could make up less than half of the U.S. population within a few decades.
There are sizable ideological differences over the most pressing priorities for the U.S. immigration system within each partisan coalition.
PayPal is used by a majority of U.S. adults (57%). Smaller shares report ever using Venmo (38%), Zelle (36%) or Cash App (26%).
College grads in U.S. tend to partner with each other – especially if their parents also graduated from college
In 2019, 81% of household heads with a bachelor’s degree or more education had a spouse or partner who was also a college graduate.
Here’s what Americans said they learned about the development of vaccines and medical treatments and their advice for handling a future outbreak.
Americans’ ratings of the Supreme Court are now as negative as – and more politically polarized than – at any point in more than three decades of polling. And nearly two-thirds of Democrats (64%) now say the Supreme Court has too much power, almost three times the share who said this in August 2020 (23%).
The number of males has exceeded the number of females since the mid-1960s. But by 2050, the worldwide sex ratio is expected to even out.
Despite the many depressing stories dominating the international news cycle, there is also a note of positivity among survey respondents in views of the UN, the benefits of international cooperation for solving problems and the importance of common values for bringing nations together.
A majority of teens say a welcoming, safe online environment is more important than people being able to speak their minds freely online.
Black Americans support significant reforms to or complete overhauls of several U.S. institutions to ensure fair treatment. Yet even as they assess inequality and ideas about progress, many are pessimistic about whether society and institutions will change in ways that would reduce racism.