With extreme weather events and other disasters on the rise, how well are Americans prepared?
Powerful storms, wildfires, heat waves and other extreme climate-related events are projected to become more common and affect more people.
Who doesn’t read books in America?
Roughly a quarter of American adults (23%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year.
Religious Composition of India
All major religious groups in India have shown sharp declines in their fertility rates, limiting change in the country’s religious composition since 1951. Meanwhile, fertility differences between India’s religious groups are generally much smaller than they used to be.
Simone Biles by far the most-mentioned Team USA athlete on Twitter during Tokyo Olympics
Here are some key takeaways for how the public engaged with Team USA on Twitter during the Tokyo Olympics.
The Internet and the Pandemic
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.
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.
Republicans increasingly critical of several major U.S. institutions, including big corporations and banks
Republicans are critical of how major institutions, from large corporations and tech companies to universities and K-12 public schools, are affecting the U.S.
Most Americans have traveled abroad, although differences among demographic groups are large
In March 2021 – the most recent month for which data is available – around 3 million American citizens traveled outside of the country.
Democrats overwhelmingly favor free college tuition, while Republicans are divided by age, education
Among all U.S. adults, 63% favor making tuition at public colleges free, including 37% who strongly favor the proposal.
Americans lost more years of life to COVID-19 in 2020 than to all accidents combined in a typical year
In 2020 alone, the coronavirus was responsible for about 380,000 deaths and roughly 5.5 million years of lost life in the United States.
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