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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.
May 13, 2022 Support for more regulation of tech companies has declined in U.S., especially among Republicans

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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May 12, 2022 A Majority of Americans Favor Expanding Natural Gas Production To Export to Europe

Yet renewable sources, like wind and solar, remain Americans’ overall priority for domestic production.

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May 12, 2022 By a wide margin, Americans view inflation as the top problem facing the country today

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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May 11, 2022 57% of Americans say masks should be required on airplanes and public transportation

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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May 10, 2022 Americans’ Concerns About War in Ukraine: Wider Conflict, Possible U.S.-Russia Clash

The share of adults saying the U.S. isn’t providing enough support to Ukraine has declined since March.

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May 9, 2022 About a third of Asian Americans say they have changed their daily routine due to concerns over threats, attacks

Most Asian Americans say violence against them is increasing, and most also worry at least some of the time about being threatened or attacked.

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May 6, 2022 Wide partisan gaps in abortion attitudes, but opinions in both parties are complicated

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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May 6, 2022 America’s Abortion Quandary

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.

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