Highly religious Americans are much more likely to see society in those terms, while nonreligious people tend to see more ambiguity.
Among U.S. adults overall, 35% say Obama has done the best job over the past 40 years, followed by Reagan (23%), Trump (17%) and Clinton (12%).
As 2021 draws to a close, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most striking research findings from the past year.
Young people in the United States express far more skeptical views of America’s global standing than older adults.
Disagreements among Americans across the religious spectrum extend to personal issues, such as life priorities and gender roles in the family.
Americans relocated less during the COVID-19 outbreak, moving from one residence to another in 2020 at the lowest rate in more than 70 years.
Nearly half of U.S. adults say the pandemic has driven people in their community apart. Many see a long road to recovery: About one-in-five say life in their community will never get back to the way it was before COVID-19.
In 2018-19, 79% of White elementary and secondary public school students went to schools where at least half of their peers were also White.
There are racial and ethnic differences in who takes on gig platform jobs and the negative experiences some of these workers say they face.
65% of Americans say that people being too easily offended is a major problem; 53% say the same about people saying offensive things to others.