Americans’ views of politics and elected officials are unrelentingly negative, with little hope of improvement on the horizon. 65% of Americans say they always or often feel exhausted when thinking about politics. By contrast, just 10% say they always or often feel hopeful about politics.
How close do people feel to others around the world? How much do they want their countries involved in international affairs? How do people’s experiences with travel and feelings of international connectedness relate to their views about the world? A recent 24-nation survey explores these questions.
In most places surveyed, more people name China’s influence as a major threat than any of the other geopolitical issues asked about.
Most of Biden’s appointed judges to date are women, racial or ethnic minorities – a first for any president
Nearly two-thirds of the federal judges President Joe Biden has appointed so far are women, and the same share are members of racial or ethnic minority groups.
Most Asian adults in the U.S. have been treated as a foreigner or experienced incidents where people assume they are a "model minority."
A median of 49% of people in 12 places in Asia say they at least somewhat favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally.
Among the 32 places surveyed, support for legal same-sex marriage is highest in Sweden, where 92% of adults favor it, and lowest in Nigeria, where only 2% back it.
Today, there are more than 18 million living veterans in the United States, representing about 6% of the country’s adult population.
Three-quarters of Americans are familiar with the length of a Supreme Court appointment.
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Seven-in-ten Hispanic Americans say they’ve seen a doctor or other health care provider in the past year, compared with 82% among Americans overall.