Few Americans Blame God or Say Faith Has Been Shaken Amid Pandemic, Other Tragedies
In the new survey, the Center attempted for the first time to pose some of these philosophical questions to a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, finding that Americans largely blame random chance – along with people’s own actions and the way society is structured – for human suffering, while relatively few believers blame God or voice doubts about the existence of God for this reason.
What makes life meaningful? Globally, answers sometimes vary by age
Among those ages 18 to 29, friends and community often rank in the top three sources of meaning, fulfillment and satisfaction in their lives.
The Future of Digital Spaces and Their Role in Democracy
Many experts say public online spaces will significantly improve by 2035 if reformers, big technology firms, governments and activists tackle the problems created by misinformation, disinformation and toxic discourse. Others expect continuing troubles as digital tools and forums are used to exploit people’s frailties, stoke their rage and drive them apart.
U.S.-German Relations on the Mend as New Leadership Takes Hold
Germans and Americans have both become more skeptical of China.
Both Republicans and Democrats prioritize family, but they differ over other sources of meaning in life
Republicans and Democrats differ substantially over several sources of meaning in life, including faith, freedom, health and hobbies.
Growing share of childless adults in U.S. don’t expect to ever have children
The reasons Americans without children don't expect to have them range from just not wanting to have kids to concerns about climate change.
Where Americans find meaning in life has changed over the past four years
Here are six facts about where Americans find meaning in life and how those responses have shifted over the past four years.
Where people around the world find meaning in life
Nearly 19,000 adults in publics ranging from the UK, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Germany, and the U.S., among others, share where they find meaning in their lives and what keeps them going.
What Makes Life Meaningful? Views From 17 Advanced Economies
Family is preeminent for most publics but work, material well-being and health also play a key role.
News on Twitter: Consumed by Most Users and Trusted by Many
Fully 70% of U.S. adult Twitter news consumers say they have used Twitter to follow live news events, up from 59% who said this in 2015.
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