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.
About three-quarters of U.S. Catholics (76%) say abortion should be illegal in some cases but legal in others.
32% of Black adults said they worried every day or almost every day that they might be threatened or attacked because of their race or ethnicity.
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In Nebraska, 58% of all reporters covering the state capitol this year – 40 of 69 – are student reporters.
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44% of Americans think major technology companies should be regulated more than they are now, down from 56% in April 2021.
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Yet renewable sources, like wind and solar, remain Americans’ overall priority for domestic production.
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Seven-in-ten Americans view inflation as a very big problem for the country, followed by the affordability of health care and violent crime.
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As has often been the case on policy questions about how to deal with the pandemic, partisans are far apart in their views on mask mandates.
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