A majority of Americans say they know only some of their neighbors, but far fewer say they know most of them.
Americans believe trust has declined in the U.S., whether it involves citizens’ faith in each other or their confidence in the government.
In addition to government actions, there also was a dramatic increase in Europe in some measures of social hostility to religion.
Americans say the public’s trust has been declining in both the federal government and in their fellow citizens. But most say this can be turned around.
Many Americans think declining trust in the government and in each other makes it harder to solve key problems. They have a wealth of ideas about what’s gone wrong and how to fix it.
Americans have complicated views about the role social media companies should play in removing offensive content from their platforms.
About six-in-ten Hispanics have experienced discrimination because of their race or ethnicity, though their experiences vary by skin color.
The share of Americans who favor same sex marriage has grown in recent years, though there are still demographic and partisan divides.
Worldwide, most of the countries that allow gay marriage are in Western Europe. In the Americas, five countries have legalized gay marriage.
Majorities of Americans say the tone of political debate in the country has become more negative, less respectful, less fact-based and less substantive in recent years.