Majorities of Americans say voting in elections, paying taxes and following the law are very important to good citizenship, according to a 2018 survey.
A majority of Americans support marijuana legalization. Support for the drug's legalization has grown across demographic groups over time.
The most export-dependent places in America often are far from big cities and are more likely to be in the South or Midwest than the coasts.
Public support for the separation of church and state is widespread in Western Europe, even in countries that have a government-mandated church tax to fund religious institutions, according to a new analysis of a recent Pew Research Center study.
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Giving a share of one’s income to the church has been a part of European tradition for centuries. Today, several countries continue to collect a “church tax” on behalf of officially recognized religious organizations, in some cases levying the tax on all registered members.
Sizable majorities of adults in six European countries with a mandatory tax say they pay it and few say they are likely to opt out.
Americans have little appetite for austerity in government programs. Most either want to increase spending or maintain it at current levels. At the same time, their trust in the federal government remains near a historic low.
Overall public views of the fairness of the nation’s tax system have changed only modestly since 2017, before passage of major tax legislation. However, partisan differences on tax fairness have increased considerably since then, and now are wider than at any point in at least two decades.
About half of Americans say reducing the budget deficit should be a top policy priority this year for the president and Congress.