The complexity of the overall system, varying rules on how and when you can vote, and whether the candidate you support wins or loses all impact trust in the election process.
A year later, here’s a look back at how Americans saw the events of Jan. 6 and how some partisan divisions grew wider over time.
Christians, religiously unaffiliated differ on whether most things in society can be divided into good, evil
Highly religious Americans are much more likely to see society in those terms, while nonreligious people tend to see more ambiguity.
Among U.S. adults overall, 35% say Obama has done the best job over the past 40 years, followed by Reagan (23%), Trump (17%) and Clinton (12%).
As 2021 draws to a close, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most striking research findings from the past year.
Younger Americans still more likely than older adults to say there are other countries better than the U.S.
Young people in the United States express far more skeptical views of America’s global standing than older adults.
Americans Are Less Likely Than Before COVID-19 To Want To Live in Cities, More Likely To Prefer Suburbs
Nearly half of U.S. adults say the pandemic has driven people in their community apart. Many see a long road to recovery: About one-in-five say life in their community will never get back to the way it was before COVID-19.
U.S. public school students often go to schools where at least half of their peers are the same race or ethnicity
In 2018-19, 79% of White elementary and secondary public school students went to schools where at least half of their peers were also White.
65% of Americans say that people being too easily offended is a major problem; 53% say the same about people saying offensive things to others.
Republicans continue to see a national political climate more comfortable for Democrats than for GOP
When Republicans take stock of the national climate for political discourse, they see a much more hospitable environment for Democrats.