Since the initial disruptions of field operations due to COVID-19, we have been able to conduct 33 surveys in 17 countries and territories.
Earnings overall have held steady through the pandemic in part because lower-wage workers experienced steeper job losses.
Nine-in-ten Americans say the internet has been essential or important to them, many made video calls and 40% used technology in new ways. But while tech was a lifeline for some, others faced struggles.
The share of mothers who said it would be best for them to work full time dropped from 51% to 44% between 2019 and 2020.
More Americans now say they prefer a community with big houses, even if local amenities are farther away
Six-in-ten U.S. adults say they would prefer to live in a community with larger homes with greater distances to retail stores and schools.
Roughly half of Americans say that they have been getting some (30%) or a lot (18%) of news and info about COVID-19 vaccines on social media.
Those on the political right are more likely to say there should have been fewer public activity restrictions during the COVID-19 outbreak.
As border remains closed, Canadians are critical of U.S. pandemic response but still view their neighbor favorably
Canadian views of their own country’s and their southern neighbor’s handling of the pandemic have shifted considerably in the past year.
Tokyo Olympics reach the starting line even as most Japanese say country has handled pandemic poorly
Among 17 publics surveyed, those in Japan report the most negative assessment of how their country has handled the pandemic.
Latinos say they and their loved ones have faced widespread job losses and serious illness due to COVID-19. Yet satisfaction with the nation’s direction is at highest level in a decade as most say the worst of the pandemic is behind us.