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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.
September 23, 2022 Among European right-wing populists, favorable views of Russia and Putin are down sharply

Favorable opinions of Russia and Putin have declined sharply among Europe’s populists following Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine.

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September 23, 2022 Key facts about U.S. Latinos for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Here are some key facts about the nation’s Latino population by geography, and by characteristics like language use and origin group.

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September 22, 2022 As war in Ukraine continues, Americans’ concerns about it have lessened

Americans express less concern than in the spring about Ukraine being defeated by Russia and about the war expanding into other countries.

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September 19, 2022 Modest Declines in Positive Views of ‘Socialism’ and ‘Capitalism’ in U.S.

Americans see capitalism as giving people more opportunity and more freedom than socialism, while they see socialism as more likely to meet people’s basic needs, though these perceptions differ significantly by party. Many Democrats say socialism meets people’s basic needs; Republicans say it restricts individual freedoms.

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September 19, 2022 Most Americans express support for taking in refugees, but opinions vary by party and other factors

72% of Americans say taking in civilian refugees should be an important goal for immigration policy in the United States.

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September 15, 2022 How Americans view policy proposals on transgender and gender identity issues, and where such policies exist

On a couple of policies related to transgender people, there is some agreement among Americans, but views of other policies are more divided.

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September 8, 2022 Republicans and Democrats have different top priorities for U.S. immigration policy

There are sizable ideological differences over the most pressing priorities for the U.S. immigration system within each partisan coalition.

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September 6, 2022 Partisan differences are common in the lessons Americans take away from COVID-19

Here’s what Americans said they learned about the development of vaccines and medical treatments and their advice for handling a future outbreak.

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