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.
Much larger shares of people in most nations see China’s influence growing than say the same of the United States.
Most favor protecting trans people from discrimination, but fewer support policies related to medical care for gender transitions; many are uneasy with the pace of change on trans issues.
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U.S. adults disagree over whether legal restrictions on abortion are an effective way to reduce the number of abortions in the U.S.
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Only 13% of Americans think the U.S. garners more respect internationally now than in the past, while 19% think it’s as respected as ever.
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Most say U.S. is reliable partner, and ratings for Biden are mostly positive – although down significantly from last year.
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At the state level, governments vary considerably in how they commemorate Juneteenth, which celebrates the end of slavery in the U.S.
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How do Republicans who support legal abortion and Democrats who oppose it differ from their fellow partisans? One difference involves religion.
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