A majority of U.S. adults (61%) are optimistic that the new year will be better than the year that just ended.
Americans’ views of the economy remain negative; most say prices have gotten worse while job availability has improved.
Since Joe Biden took office in 2021, his administration has acted on a number of fronts to reverse Trump-era restrictions on immigration.
While views of and experiences with police vary substantially across demographic groups, there is support for a number of police reforms.
The complexity of the overall system, varying rules on how and when you can vote, and whether the candidate you support wins or loses all impact trust in the election process.
A year later, here’s a look back at how Americans saw the events of Jan. 6 and how some partisan divisions grew wider over time.
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%).
Younger Americans still more likely than older adults to say there are other countries better than the U.S.
Young people in the United States express far more skeptical views of America’s global standing than older adults.
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.
Republicans continue to see a national political climate more comfortable for Democrats than for GOP
When Republicans take stock of the national climate for political discourse, they see a much more hospitable environment for Democrats.