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May 17, 2021 Methodology

The American Trends Panel survey methodology Overview The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. Interviews are conducted in […]

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May 17, 2021 Acknowledgments

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals: Research team Carroll Doherty, Director, Political ResearchJocelyn Kiley, Associate Director, Political ResearchBaxter Oliphant, Senior ResearcherAndrew Daniller, Research AssociateBradley Jones, Research AssociateHannah Hartig, Research AssociateAmina Dunn, Research AnalystTed Van Green, Research AssistantVianney Gomez, Research Assistant Communications and editorial Nida Asheer, […]

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May 17, 2021 Appendix: Defining income tiers

To create upper-, middle- and lower-income tiers, respondents’ 2019 family incomes were adjusted for differences in purchasing power by geographic region and for household size. “Middle-income” adults live in families with annual incomes that are two-thirds to double the median family income in the panel (after incomes have been adjusted for the local cost of […]

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May 17, 2021 Americans See Broad Responsibilities for Government; Little Change Since 2019

The share of adults who are “basically content” with the federal government has risen to the highest point since 2004, driven by Democrats.

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May 17, 2021 Public Trust in Government: 1958-2021

Public trust in government remains low. Only about one-quarter of Americans say they can trust the government in Washington to do what is right “just about always” (2%) or “most of the time” (22%).

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May 3, 2021 Methodology

The American Trends Panel survey methodology Overview The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. Interviews are conducted in […]

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May 3, 2021 Acknowledgments

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals: Research team Carroll Doherty, Director, Political ResearchJocelyn Kiley, Associate Director, Political ResearchBaxter Oliphant, Senior ResearcherAndrew Daniller, Research AssociateBradley Jones, Research AssociateHannah Hartig, Research AssociateAmina Dunn, Research AnalystTed Van Green, Research AssistantVianney Gomez, Research Assistant Communications and editorial Nida Asheer, […]

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May 3, 2021 Most Americans Are Critical of Government’s Handling of Situation at U.S.-Mexico Border

Republican support for allowing undocumented immigrants to remain legally in the United States has declined.

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