75% of U.S. adults say they have read a book in the past 12 months in any format, a figure that has remained largely unchanged since 2011.
Among those ages 18 to 29, friends and community often rank in the top three sources of meaning, fulfillment and satisfaction in their lives.
Republicans and Democrats differ substantially over several sources of meaning in life, including faith, freedom, health and hobbies.
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.
Family is preeminent for most publics but work, material well-being and health also play a key role.
Columbus Day seems to be fading as a widely observed holiday, having come under fire in recent decades from Native American advocates and others.
Roughly a quarter of American adults (23%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year.
Here are some key takeaways for how the public engaged with Team USA on Twitter during the Tokyo Olympics.
In March 2021 – the most recent month for which data is available – around 3 million American citizens traveled outside of the country.
As more states continue to legalize marijuana, 91% of U.S. adults say either that marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use.