The United States is the oldest continuous democracy in the world, and a model and inspiration for other nations seeking to build democratic institutions. One of the core pillars of American liberty is a free press. Pew conducts opinion surveys that track public attitudes toward the press and politics. At the same time, Pew issues major reports that examine long-term trends in the political values of Americans, as well as their views on policy issues and priorities, political knowledge, and news interest.
44% of Americans think major technology companies should be regulated more than they are now, down from 56% in April 2021.
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Yet renewable sources, like wind and solar, remain Americans’ overall priority for domestic production.
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Seven-in-ten Americans view inflation as a very big problem for the country, followed by the affordability of health care and violent crime.
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As has often been the case on policy questions about how to deal with the pandemic, partisans are far apart in their views on mask mandates.
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The share of adults saying the U.S. isn’t providing enough support to Ukraine has declined since March.
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Most Asian Americans say violence against them is increasing, and most also worry at least some of the time about being threatened or attacked.
Public attitudes about the legality of abortion are largely divided along partisan lines – and to a greater extent than in past decades.
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A majority of Americans say abortion should be legal in all or most cases, but many are open to restrictions; many opponents of legal abortion say it should be legal in some circumstances.