A new study of posts on popular public Facebook pages about the early days of the Biden administration finds that the focus of these posts, as well as the assessments of the new president, differed widely by the ideological orientation of the pages.
Negative views of Vladimir Putin are at or near historic highs, with a median of 22% saying they have confidence in him to do the right thing in world affairs.
Americans have less confidence in key world leaders – including Biden – than other global publics do
U.S. adults are the least confident in Biden out of 17 publics surveyed and among the least confident in Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping.
A new survey of 16 publics finds a significant uptick in ratings for the U.S., with strong support for Joe Biden and several of his major policy initiatives. But many raise concerns about the health of America’s political system.
Use of anonymous sources uncommon in early Biden coverage, least likely in outlets with right-leaning audiences
11% of stories about Joe Biden’s early days as president cited an anonymous or unnamed source, and fewer than 1% relied solely on such sources.
Among Republicans, support for increasing reliance on solar power is down from 84% last year to 73% today.
The difference in support for the death penalty by survey mode has important consequences for understanding trends on the issue.
Nearly eight-in-ten U.S. adults (78%) say there is some risk an innocent person will be put to death, and 63% say the death penalty does not deter people from committing serious crimes.
Differences within each party on views of foreign policy emerge based on where Americans turn for political news.
U.S. adults who are affiliated with a religion are less likely than religiously unaffiliated adults to support broadly legal marijuana.