Associate Director for International Research Methods Patrick Moynihan explored the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on survey research globally as part of an online conference hosted by the Centre for Social Research and Methods at Australian National University.
One-in-ten U.S. adults say they have taken part in citizen science in the past year, and 26% say they have ever done so.
A majority of Republicans now say that when thinking about the problems facing the country from the coronavirus, “the worst is behind us.” Just 23% of Democrats say the same.
59% of Americans think news organizations do not understand people like them, while a minority – 37% – say they do feel understood.
Despite major changes in laws and norms surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage and the rights of LGBT people around the world, public opinion on the acceptance of homosexuality in society remains sharply divided by country, region and economic development.
In March 2020, about three-quarters (74%) of public Facebook posts about COVID-19 linked to news organizations, while just 1% linked to health and science sites.
Republicans ages 18 to 39 are more likely than their GOP elders to think humans have a large role in climate change.
Americans who recently protested are more likely to live in an urban area and to identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party.
The share of Americans voting by mail has risen in recent presidential election cycles, but there is variation from one state to another.
There is bipartisan support for several proposals to reduce the effects of climate change, especially for large scale tree-plantings to help absorb carbon emissions and offering tax credits to businesses that capture carbon emissions.