Apart from its political makeup, the new Congress differs from prior ones in other ways, including its demographics.
Americans are divided on whether colleges that brought students back to campus made the right decision
Half of U.S. adults say colleges and universities that brought students back to campus made the right decision, while 48% say they did not.
What the 2020 electorate looks like by party, race and ethnicity, age, education and religion
What does the 2020 electorate look like politically, demographically and religiously as the race enters its final days?
Republicans, Democrats differ over factors K-12 schools should consider in deciding whether to reopen
The public sees health risks to students and teachers as the top factor to be given a lot of consideration as schools decide whether to reopen.
In Changing U.S. Electorate, Race and Education Remain Stark Dividing Lines
The gender gap in party identification remains the widest in a quarter century.
Democrats see Biden and Sanders as very different ideologically
There are differences among Democrats in perceptions of the front-runners’ political views by race and ethnicity, age, education and ideology.
Democrats overwhelmingly favor free college tuition, while Republicans are divided by age, education
Among all U.S. adults, 63% favor making tuition at public colleges free, including 37% who strongly favor the proposal.
U.S. Public Views on Climate and Energy
A majority of U.S. adults say they are taking at least some specific action in their daily lives to protect the environment, though Democrats and Republicans remain at ideological odds over the causes of climate change and the effects of policies to address it.
The Growing Partisan Divide in Views of Higher Education
Americans see value in higher education whether they graduated from college or not. Even so, there is an undercurrent of dissatisfaction – even suspicion – among the public about the role colleges play in society.
Republicans have doubts that colleges, K-12 schools are open to range of viewpoints
Republicans are less likely than Democrats to see colleges and K-12 public schools as open to a range of viewpoints.
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