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.
37% of U.S. adults say they are following news about the coronavirus outbreak very closely. That is up from 31% in March 2021.
Amid tensions over a possible military invasion of Ukraine, Republicans and Democrats are largely in agreement about the threats posed by Russia.
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A majority of U.S. adults (61%) are optimistic that the new year will be better than the year that just ended.
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Americans’ views of the economy remain negative; most say prices have gotten worse while job availability has improved.
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Most Latino immigrants say they would come to the U.S. again.
Black men are now on par with American Indian or Alaska Native men as the demographic groups most likely to die from overdoses.
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49% of Americans say the availability of affordable housing in their local community is a major problem, up 10 points from early 2018.
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