Public confidence in scientists has increased during the pandemic, though not among all Americans. We discuss the impact of trust on views of COVID-19 vaccines.
As 2021 draws to a close, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most striking research findings from the past year.
Nearly half of U.S. adults say the pandemic has driven people in their community apart. Many see a long road to recovery: About one-in-five say life in their community will never get back to the way it was before COVID-19.
Recent surveys have documented how people around the world view the issue of climate change and international responses.
82% of members of the historically Black Protestant tradition who attend church regularly have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Most U.S. adults who regularly attend religious services voice confidence in their clergy to provide guidance on the coronavirus vaccine.
46% of U.S. adults say the area where they live has had an extreme weather event over the past 12 months.
Republican- and Democratic-led states alike already require hundreds of thousands of citizens to be vaccinated against various diseases.
Latinos broadly support an array of policy measures to address climate change and other environmental issues.
Unvaccinated Americans are less likely to be concerned about health effects of COVID-19 and to wear masks in businesses all or most of the time.