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.
A median of 62% of adults across the 14 countries surveyed this summer generally believe most people can be trusted.
Most supporters of Donald Trump and Joe Biden report having a lot of friends who share their political preferences.
Smartphone users in emerging economies – especially those who use social media – tend to be more exposed to people with different backgrounds and more connected with friends they don’t see in person.
A majority of Americans say they know only some of their neighbors, but far fewer say they know most of them.
Most black and Asian adults say race or race relations come up in their conversations with family and friends at least sometimes.
Close to half of U.S. teens say they are on the internet “almost constantly." Yet highly plugged-in youth in America are just as likely as their less-connected peers to socialize regularly with their friends in person.
Teens credit social media for helping to build stronger friendships and exposing them to a more diverse world, but they express concern that these sites lead to drama and social pressure.
Four topics are universally associated with higher levels of life satisfaction: a person’s good health, romantic partner, friends and career.
Family is the most common source of meaning in America, but economic, religious and political divides shape where people find meaning in other aspects of life.