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.
Black Americans support significant reforms to or complete overhauls of several U.S. institutions to ensure fair treatment. Yet even as they assess inequality and ideas about progress, many are pessimistic about whether society and institutions will change in ways that would reduce racism.
57% of Black adults say marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use by adults; 28% say it should be legal for medical use only.
While Biden’s rating is still low among White Christians, positive ratings also fell among Black Protestants and the religiously unaffiliated.
The number of Black immigrants living in the country reached 4.6 million in 2019, up from roughly 800,000 in 1980.
Pew Research Center’s political typology provides a roadmap to today’s fractured political landscape. It organizes the public into nine distinct groups, based on an analysis of their attitudes and values. Even in a polarized era, the 2021 survey reveals deep divisions in both partisan coalitions.
Latinos broadly support an array of policy measures to address climate change and other environmental issues.
Currently, 55% of U.S. adults express at least some support for the Black Lives Matter movement, unchanged from a year ago.
Here are some key findings about Americans’ attitudes about gun violence, gun policy and other subjects, drawn from recent surveys.
Majorities across demographic and political groups have neutral views about the changing racial makeup of the U.S. population.