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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.

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July 19, 2024 How Latino voters view the 2024 presidential election

While Latino voters have favored Democratic candidates in presidential elections for many decades, the margin of support has varied.

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July 19, 2024 U.S. adults under 30 have different foreign policy priorities than older adults

Americans' views differ by age on whether measures like addressing climate change and preventing terrorist attacks should be top foreign policy priorities.

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July 15, 2024 Many adults in East and Southeast Asia support free speech, are open to societal change

In East and Southeast Asia, half or more of adults say that people who disagree with their government’s actions should be able to publicly criticize the government.

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July 12, 2024 10 facts about Republicans in the U.S.

About eight-in-ten Republican voters (79%) are non-Hispanic White, down from 93% nearly two decades ago.

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July 11, 2024 Amid Doubts About Biden’s Mental Sharpness, Trump Leads Presidential Race

Majorities of voters express dissatisfaction with the candidates. And 63% of voters describe both Biden and Trump as “embarrassing.”

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July 10, 2024 72% of Americans say the U.S. used to be a good example of democracy, but isn’t anymore

A median of 40% of adults across 34 other countries surveyed in 2024 say U.S. democracy used to be a good example for other countries to follow.

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July 9, 2024 Republicans, Democrats continue to differ sharply on voting access

Six-in-ten Americans say any U.S. voter should have the option to vote early or absentee without having to document a reason.

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July 9, 2024 More people view the U.S. positively than China across 35 surveyed countries

A median of 54% of adults in these nations have a favorable view of the U.S., while a median of 35% see China favorably.

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