Abortion has risen as an election issue for Latinos, with a majority saying it should be legal in all or most cases. Meanwhile, 80% say the economy is a very important issue when deciding who to vote for in the upcoming congressional midterm elections, a greater share than any other issue.
Increasingly, Republicans and Democrats view not just the opposing party but also the people in that party in a negative light. Growing shares in each party now describe those in the other party as more closed-minded, dishonest, immoral and unintelligent than other Americans. Nearly half of younger adults say they "wish there were more parties to choose from."
A median of 55% of adults in 18 surveyed countries have confidence in Kamala Harris to do the right thing regarding world affairs.
Joe Biden’s political standing is at the lowest point of his presidency. Yet Biden is hardly the only focal point of the public’s political discontent: Americans express unfavorable views of both major parties and a range of leading Republican and Democratic political figures, including Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump.
While Biden’s rating is still low among White Christians, positive ratings also fell among Black Protestants and the religiously unaffiliated.
Americans’ views of the economy remain negative; most say prices have gotten worse while job availability has improved.
Among U.S. adults overall, 35% say Obama has done the best job over the past 40 years, followed by Reagan (23%), Trump (17%) and Clinton (12%).
Americans show more support than opposition for two infrastructure bills; majorities favor raising taxes on large businesses and high-income households.
America’s religious groups are deeply divided about Joe Biden’s performance so far, just as they were about Donald Trump throughout his term.
The share of Americans viewing illegal immigration as a ‘very big’ problem has increased.