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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.

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July 12, 2024 10 facts about Republicans in the U.S.

About eight-in-ten Republican voters (79%) are non-Hispanic White, down from 93% nearly two decades ago.

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July 11, 2024 Amid Doubts About Biden’s Mental Sharpness, Trump Leads Presidential Race

Majorities of voters express dissatisfaction with the candidates. And 63% of voters describe both Biden and Trump as “embarrassing.”

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July 10, 2024 72% of Americans say the U.S. used to be a good example of democracy, but isn’t anymore

A median of 40% of adults across 34 other countries surveyed in 2024 say U.S. democracy used to be a good example for other countries to follow.

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July 9, 2024 Republicans, Democrats continue to differ sharply on voting access

Six-in-ten Americans say any U.S. voter should have the option to vote early or absentee without having to document a reason.

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July 9, 2024 More people view the U.S. positively than China across 35 surveyed countries

A median of 54% of adults in these nations have a favorable view of the U.S., while a median of 35% see China favorably.

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July 2, 2024 NATO Seen Favorably in Member States; Confidence in Zelenskyy Down in Europe, U.S.

NATO is seen more positively than not across 13 member states. And global confidence in Ukraine's leader has become more mixed since last year.

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June 28, 2024 Same-Sex Marriage Around the World

Sort through the more than 30 jurisdictions that have enacted laws allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry.

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June 27, 2024 Third-party and independent candidates for president often fall short of early polling numbers

Given the number of third-party and independent candidates in the 2024, we examined how such candidates fared in past elections.

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