Older adults tend to account for large shares of both poll workers and voters in general elections in the United States.
Americans turn to a wide range of media outlets for political and election news, but Fox News and CNN stand out as especially common sources.
Nearly one-in-four U.S. workers are employed in the industries most likely to feel an immediate impact from the COVID-19 outbreak.
Three-in-ten U.S. adults say they have used a dating app or site, but the share of Americans who have done so differs sharply by marital status.
As schools close and classes and assignments shift online, some students do not have reliable access to the internet at home.
In the United States, 27% of adults ages 60 and older live alone, compared with 16% of adults in the 130 countries and territories studied.
As in 2016, 88% of U.S. adults say its benefits outweigh the risks. And the share who consider its preventive benefits to be “very high” rose by 11 points to 56%.
Globally, women are younger than their male partners. They also are more likely to age alone and to live in single-parent households.
Among the changes: Smartphones and social media became the norm, church attendance fell, and same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana gained support.
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