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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.
January 25, 2023 Many countries in Europe get a new government at least every two years

Belgium, Finland and Italy are among the European countries with the shortest median lengths of government.

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January 24, 2023 Key facts about Gab

About one-in-ten U.S. adults have heard of Gab, an alternative social media site, and 1% say that they get news there regularly.

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January 23, 2023 Freedom Caucus likely to play a bigger role in new GOP-led House. So who are they?

In the U.S. House, Freedom Caucus members and allies have less seniority than other Republicans and are more likely to come from the South.

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January 20, 2023 For Black History Month, a look at what Black Americans say is needed to overcome racial inequality

Most Black adults (63%) say voting is an extremely or very effective strategy for Black progress; only 42% say the same of protesting.

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January 19, 2023 How Republicans view their party and key issues facing the country as the 118th Congress begins

Republicans now hold a narrow majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Here's a look at their views on key issues and the GOP's future.

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January 11, 2023 What the data says about abortion in the U.S.

Here is a look at data on the number of legal abortions and other related measures that take place in the United States each year.

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January 11, 2023 118th Congress breaks record for lesbian, gay and bisexual representation

Thirteen voting members of the 118th Congress identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual – the highest number of openly LGB members in history.

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January 9, 2023 U.S. Congress continues to grow in racial, ethnic diversity

A quarter of voting members of the U.S. Congress identify their race or ethnicity as something other than non-Hispanic White.

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