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.
Here are six facts about where Americans find meaning in life and how those responses have shifted over the past four years.
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.
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.
U.S. adults who are affiliated with a religion are less likely than religiously unaffiliated adults to support broadly legal marijuana.
The share of U.S. adults who now report that they go online “almost constantly” has risen to 31%, up from 21% in 2015.
A third of U.S. adults say they changed their Thanksgiving plans “a great deal,” while roughly a quarter changed their plans “some.”
Some Americans – particularly those who are younger or college educated – are finding virtual ways to connect, shop and be active.