About six-in-ten Americans believe social distancing measures are helping a lot to slow the spread of coronavirus in the nation.
For Earth Day 2020, we take stock of public opinion in the United States about global climate change and the environment.
The share of Americans who say global climate change is a major threat to the well-being of the U.S. has grown from 44% in 2009 to 60% in 2020.
While 43% of Americans say the new coronavirus most likely came about naturally, nearly three-in-ten say it most likely was created in a lab.
Older Americans are more likely than younger adults to feel their health is at risk, while younger people are focused on economic threats.
Despite the spread of the conspiracy theories, about three-quarters of U.S. adults say they have heard or read nothing at all about them.
Black Democrats have consistently seen themselves as moderate. They are also highly religious and more likely to say racism is a very big problem.
Americans say they don’t consider Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren to be particularly religious.
Today, 69% of Republicans say that on the issues that matter to them, their side has been winning more often than losing.
Among all U.S. adults, 63% favor making tuition at public colleges free, including 37% who strongly favor the proposal.