74% of Republicans say social media has been more of a bad thing for U.S. democracy, compared with a smaller majority of Democrats (57%).
K-12 parents differ by party in how frequently they discuss certain national issues with their children
A quarter of U.S. parents of K-12 students say racism or racial inequality comes up in conversation with their children very or fairly often.
Most U.S. adults say President Joe Biden (65%) and Republican leaders in Congress (61%) will be unsuccessful getting their agendas enacted in the next two years; only about a third say the president and GOP leaders will be successful. Republicans are less confident than Democrats in midterm vote counts – but more confident than they were after the 2020 election.
With more states authorizing the use of marijuana, the public continues to favor legalizing it for medical and recreational purposes.
The U.S. public’s views of banks and other financial institutions, as well as large corporations, have become much more negative recently.
Most U.S. adults – including a solid majority of Christians and large numbers of people who identify with other religious traditions – consider the Earth sacred and believe God gave humans a duty to care for it. But highly religious Americans are far less likely than other U.S. adults to express concern about warming temperatures around the globe.
Most across 19 countries see strong partisan conflicts in their society, especially in South Korea and the U.S.
Perceptions of strong partisan conflict are most widespread among adults in South Korea, the United States, Israel, France and Hungary.
37% of Americans have a negative view of the impact of same-sex marriage being legal, with 19% saying it is very bad for society.
As Election Day approaches, here’s a look at voters’ issue priorities, based mainly on a Pew Research Center survey conducted Oct. 10-16.
There has been a sharp decline in the share of Republican voters who are “very confident” that votes cast at polling places will be counted accurately.