Roughly one-quarter of American adults use Twitter. And when they share their views on the site, quite often they are doing so about politics and political issues.
A survey of U.S.-based journalists finds 77% would choose their career all over again, though 57% are highly concerned about future restrictions on press freedom.
A majority of U.S. adults say abortion should be legal in all or most cases; 37% think abortion should be illegal in all or most cases.
Americans are divided over U.S. role globally and whether international engagement can solve problems
There are differences by age in Americans’ attitudes about whether the U.S. should focus more on domestic problems or be more globally active.
Some members of Congress have been there for decades, but seats typically change hands more frequently
When Congress convened in 2021, 72% of House members and 65% of senators were new since the start of the 111th Congress in 2009.
61% of U.S. adults say they have heard at least a fair amount about the phrase “cancel culture,” up from 44% in September 2020.
The national total in the 2020 census was largely accurate, but the Census Bureau has estimated miscounts for some states and demographic groups.
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.
1.6% of U.S. adults are transgender or nonbinary. Also, a rising share of Americans say they know someone who is transgender.
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 1.6% of U.S. adults are transgender or nonbinary – that is, their gender is different from the sex they were assigned at birth.