There has been a sharp decline in the share of Republican voters who are “very confident” that votes cast at polling places will be counted accurately.
There has been a jump in the share of U.S. adults who see the Supreme Court as “friendly” toward religion.
Our study analyzes 198 countries and territories and is based on policies and events in 2020, the most recent year for which data is available.
Nearly a quarter of countries used force to prevent religious gatherings during the pandemic; other government restrictions and social hostilities related to religion remained fairly stable.
Overall, 30% of U.S. adults say descendants of people enslaved in the U.S. should be repaid in some way. 68% say they should not be repaid.
With more states authorizing the use of marijuana, the public continues to favor legalizing it for medical and recreational purposes.
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The U.S. public’s views of banks and other financial institutions, as well as large corporations, have become much more negative recently.
Most U.S. adults – including a solid majority of Christians and large numbers of people who identify with other religious traditions – consider the Earth sacred and believe God gave humans a duty to care for it. But highly religious Americans are far less likely than other U.S. adults to express concern about warming temperatures around the globe.
Most across 19 countries see strong partisan conflicts in their society, especially in South Korea and the U.S.
Perceptions of strong partisan conflict are most widespread among adults in South Korea, the United States, Israel, France and Hungary.
Most in advanced economies say voting, taking steps to reduce climate change and getting a COVID-19 vaccine are ways to be a good member of society; fewer say this about attending religious services.