For years, public trust in the federal government has hovered at near-record lows. That remains the case today, as the United States struggles with a pandemic and economic recession.
The spread of infectious diseases is the top concern in the U.S., UK, Japan and South Korea as global economic concerns grow.
Americans’ expectations about voting in 2020 presidential election are colored by partisan differences
Democrats are more concerned than Republicans about the ease of voting and the broader integrity of the 2020 presidential election.
The pandemic has had a divisive effect on a sense of national unity in many of the countries surveyed: A median of 46% feel more national unity now than before the coronavirus outbreak, while 48% think divisions have grown.
Why are COVID-19 cases rising in U.S.? Republicans point to more testing, Democrats to more infections
Most Republicans say the primary reason for the rise in confirmed coronavirus cases is that more people are being tested.
Republicans more open to in-person worship, but most oppose religious exemptions from COVID restrictions
Republicans and Democrats' opinions differ on many aspects of the outbreak, including views about religious practices during the pandemic.
Six-in-ten say the primary reason the number of confirmed coronavirus cases is increasing is that there are more new infections; 39% say cases are rising mainly because more people are being tested than in previous months.
Republicans, Democrats differ over factors K-12 schools should consider in deciding whether to reopen
The public sees health risks to students and teachers as the top factor to be given a lot of consideration as schools decide whether to reopen.
As the nation’s economy contracted at a record rate in recent months, the group’s unemployment rate rose sharply, particularly among Hispanic women, and remains higher among Hispanic workers than U.S. workers overall.
Unfavorable views of China reach new historic high, and a majority supports taking a tougher stand on human rights.