In the U.S., highly religious adults are much more skeptical about the possibility of extraterrestrial life than those who are less religious.
GOP moderates and younger adults generally offer more support for action to address climate change than conservatives and older adults.
Among 17 publics surveyed, those in Japan report the most negative assessment of how their country has handled the pandemic.
Latinos say they and their loved ones have faced widespread job losses and serious illness due to COVID-19. Yet satisfaction with the nation’s direction is at highest level in a decade as most say the worst of the pandemic is behind us.
About two-thirds of Americans (65%) say their best guess is that intelligent life exists on other planets.
Among U.S. social media users, 45% of Gen Z adults have interacted with content that focuses on the need for action on climate change.
In 2020 alone, the coronavirus was responsible for about 380,000 deaths and roughly 5.5 million years of lost life in the United States.
No more than half of Americans say they think solar geoengineering and cloud seeding would make a difference in reducing the effects of climate change.
Among Republicans, support for increasing reliance on solar power is down from 84% last year to 73% today.
A small but significant share of car owners in the U.S. have traded filling up for plugging in, and many more are thinking of joining them.