Americans now see reducing the budget deficit as a higher priority for the president and Congress to address than in recent years. But strengthening the economy continues to be the public’s top policy priority.
Overall, 30% of U.S. adults say descendants of people enslaved in the U.S. should be repaid in some way. 68% say they should not be repaid.
With new 2022 survey results just around the corner, here are five of the many insights from the newly added data available on the database.
Americans’ views of the economy remain negative; most say prices have gotten worse while job availability has improved.
Amid mounting public concern about violent crime in the U.S., Americans’ attitudes about police funding in their own community have shifted.
Americans show more support than opposition for two infrastructure bills; majorities favor raising taxes on large businesses and high-income households.
The $7.25 federal minimum wage is used in just 21 states, which collectively account for about 40% of all U.S. wage and salary workers.
More Americans say the Biden administration made a "good faith" effort working with the opposition than say the same of GOP leaders.
Following the passage of a second stimulus package in December, 79% of U.S. adults say another economic assistance package will be necessary.
Though this figure is a sliver of all PPP loans lent out to small businesses as of August, it represents a large segment of U.S. newspaper companies.