As the debate over abortion continues, here are key facts about Americans’ views on the topic, based on Pew Research Center polls.
Unlike other U.S. religious groups, most atheists and agnostics oppose the death penalty
Roughly two-thirds of atheists (65%) and six-in-ten agnostics (57%) either “strongly” or “somewhat” oppose the death penalty.
America’s Image Abroad Rebounds With Transition From Trump to Biden
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.
Most Americans support expanding solar and wind energy, but Republican support has dropped
Among Republicans, support for increasing reliance on solar power is down from 84% last year to 73% today.
Death penalty draws more Americans’ support online than in telephone surveys
The difference in support for the death penalty by survey mode has important consequences for understanding trends on the issue.
Most Americans Favor the Death Penalty Despite Concerns About Its Administration
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.
Americans in news media ‘bubbles’ think differently about foreign policy than others
Differences within each party on views of foreign policy emerge based on where Americans turn for political news.
Religious Americans are less likely to endorse legal marijuana for recreational use
U.S. adults who are affiliated with a religion are less likely than religiously unaffiliated adults to support broadly legal marijuana.
COVID-19 was pervasive in the media’s early coverage of the Biden administration
The pandemic and its effects on society became a pervasive part of the media narrative about Joe Biden’s first 60 days in office.
Key findings: How Americans’ attitudes about climate change differ by generation, party and other factors
Majorities of Americans say the federal government, businesses and other actors are doing too little to reduce the effects of climate change.
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