Young people in the United States express far more skeptical views of America’s global standing than older adults.
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.
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.
When Republicans take stock of the national climate for political discourse, they see a much more hospitable environment for Democrats.
Nearly six-in-ten U.S. adults (59%) see a great deal of difference between the two major political parties, up from 55% just two years ago.
As democratic nations have wrestled with economic, social and geopolitical upheaval in recent years, the future of liberal democracy has come into question. Our international surveys reveal key insights into how citizens think about democratic governance.
Americans are closely divided over whether people convicted of crimes spend too much, too little or about the right amount of time in prison.
The share of Americans who say having political conversations with those they disagree with is “stressful and frustrating” has increased.
A majority of Republicans along with a smaller but substantial majority of Democrats believe in heaven, hell or some other form of afterlife.