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.
Our study analyzes 198 countries and territories and is based on policies and events in 2020, the most recent year for which data is available.
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Nearly a quarter of countries used force to prevent religious gatherings during the pandemic; other government restrictions and social hostilities related to religion remained fairly stable.
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Overall, 30% of U.S. adults say descendants of people enslaved in the U.S. should be repaid in some way. 68% say they should not be repaid.
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With more states authorizing the use of marijuana, the public continues to favor legalizing it for medical and recreational purposes.
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With Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid now officially underway, here are key facts about Truth Social and its users.
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The U.S. public’s views of banks and other financial institutions, as well as large corporations, have become much more negative recently.
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Most U.S. adults – including a solid majority of Christians and large numbers of people who identify with other religious traditions – consider the Earth sacred and believe God gave humans a duty to care for it. But highly religious Americans are far less likely than other U.S. adults to express concern about warming temperatures around the globe.
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Perceptions of strong partisan conflict are most widespread among adults in South Korea, the United States, Israel, France and Hungary.