While the economy remains the dominant issue in this fall’s midterm elections, the issue of abortion has increased markedly in importance. More voters continue to view their midterm vote as an expression of opposition to Joe Biden than support for him. But across both parties, more voters now say Biden is not much of a factor in their vote.
72% of U.S. adults say that, on the issues that matter to them, their side in politics has been losing more often than winning.
Most say that, compared with five years ago, those who commit sexual harassment or assault at work are more likely to be held responsible and those who report it are more likely to be believed.
Abortion has risen as an election issue for Latinos, with a majority saying it should be legal in all or most cases. Meanwhile, 80% say the economy is a very important issue when deciding who to vote for in the upcoming congressional midterm elections, a greater share than any other issue.
Favorable opinions of Russia and Putin have declined sharply among Europe’s populists following Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine.
Here are some key facts about the nation’s Latino population by geography, and by characteristics like language use and origin group.
Americans express less concern than in the spring about Ukraine being defeated by Russia and about the war expanding into other countries.
Americans see capitalism as giving people more opportunity and more freedom than socialism, while they see socialism as more likely to meet people’s basic needs, though these perceptions differ significantly by party. Many Democrats say socialism meets people’s basic needs; Republicans say it restricts individual freedoms.
72% of Americans say taking in civilian refugees should be an important goal for immigration policy in the United States.
On a couple of policies related to transgender people, there is some agreement among Americans, but views of other policies are more divided.
There are sizable ideological differences over the most pressing priorities for the U.S. immigration system within each partisan coalition.