A majority of Americans think abortion will still be legal in 30 years, but with some restrictions
About three-in-four Americans believe that abortion will be legal in 2050. Democrats are more likely than Republicans to say this.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans are less religious than straight adults by traditional measures
Gay, lesbian and bisexual adults are substantially less likely than straight adults to affiliate with a religious group or to attend religious services weekly.
From police to parole, black and white Americans differ widely in their views of criminal justice system
Attitudes vary considerably by race on issues including crime, policing, the death penalty, parole decisions and voting rights.
Many Americans see religious discrimination in U.S. – especially against Muslims
Most American adults (82%) say Muslims are subject to at least some discrimination in the U.S. today, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in March – including a majority (56%) who say Muslims are discriminated against a lot.
Majority of Public Favors Same-Sex Marriage, but Divisions Persist
A majority of Americans (61%) favor allowing gays and lesbians to marry legally, while about half as many (31%) oppose same-sex marriage. Republicans and Democrats remain deeply divided over legal marriage for gays and lesbians – though support has increased significantly in both parties over the past 15 years.
Americans See Advantages and Challenges in Country’s Growing Racial and Ethnic Diversity
Most value racial and ethnic diversity in the workplace, but few want employers to consider race or ethnicity in hiring and promotion decisions.
For black Americans, experiences of racial discrimination vary by education level, gender
Certain black Americans – particularly those who are college educated or male – are more likely to say they’ve faced certain situations because of their race.
Sharp Rise in the Share of Americans Saying Jews Face Discrimination
Today, 64% of Americans say Jews face at least some discrimination, a 20-percentage-point increase from 2016. Partisans are divided in their views of discrimination against Jews – and many other groups.
Key findings on Americans’ views of race in 2019
Many Americans say the country hasn’t gone far enough in giving black people equal rights with whites. Most believe slavery continues to impact black people’s status.
Race in America 2019
Most Americans (65%) – including majorities across racial and ethnic groups – say it has become more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views since Trump was elected president.
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