51% of working parents of children younger than 12 say it has been at least somewhat difficult to handle child care responsibilities recently.
56% of Americans say the decline in the percentage of workers represented by unions has been “somewhat” or “very” bad for the country.
In recent weeks, protests in India over Muslim headscarves in schools have gained international attention.
64% of members of Congress mentioned Black History Month on Facebook or Twitter in February 2021, up from just 29% in 2015.
Dealing with coronavirus has declined as a policy priority, especially among Republicans. This marks a shift from last year, when the economy and the coronavirus both topped the public’s policy agenda.
Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, roughly six-in-ten U.S. workers who say their jobs can mainly be done from home (59%) are working from home all or most of the time.
The share of Americans who say they often get news from a podcast is quite small, at just 7%; 16% of adults say they sometimes do.
Trust in scientists and medical scientists has fallen below pre-pandemic levels, with 29% of U.S. adults saying they have a great deal of confidence in medical scientists to act in the best interests of the public. This is down from 40% in November 2020 and 35% in January 2019, before COVID-19 emerged. Other prominent groups – including the military, police officers and public school principals – have also seen their ratings decline.
Nearly four-in-ten Latinos (39%) say they worry that they, a family member or someone close to them could be deported.
There is no public consensus on whether greater social acceptance of transgender people is good or bad for society.