49% of Americans say the availability of affordable housing in their local community is a major problem, up 10 points from early 2018.
Americans relocated less during the COVID-19 outbreak, moving from one residence to another in 2020 at the lowest rate in more than 70 years.
Nearly half of U.S. adults say the pandemic has driven people in their community apart. Many see a long road to recovery: About one-in-five say life in their community will never get back to the way it was before COVID-19.
Here are some key findings about Americans’ attitudes about gun violence, gun policy and other subjects, drawn from recent surveys.
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.
Rural adults are less likely than suburban adults to have home broadband and less likely than urban adults to own a smartphone, tablet or computer.
U.S. gun owners have long favored more permissive gun policies while adults who do not own guns have tended to favor more restrictive ones.
A new analysis of 2020 validated voters examines change and continuity in the electorate, both of which contributed to Joe Biden’s victory. It looks at how new voters and voters who turned out in either 2016, 2018 or both voted in the 2020 presidential election, and offers a detailed portrait of the demographic composition of the 2020 electorate.
While a few proposals continue to garner bipartisan support, partisan divisions on others – including a ban on assault-style weapons – have grown wider.
Today, 25% of adults ages 65 and older report never going online, compared with much smaller shares of adults under the age of 65.