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December 8, 2022 In 2022 midterms, nearly all Senate election results again matched states’ presidential votes

Only one of this year’s 35 Senate elections didn’t go the same way as the state’s 2020 presidential vote. The exception was Wisconsin.

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December 7, 2022 New Congress will have a few more veterans, but their share of lawmakers is still near a record low

The new House will have 80 members who’ve served in the military, or 18.4% of members. That’s up from 75, or 17.2%, in the 117th Congress.

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December 6, 2022 Social Media Seen as Mostly Good for Democracy Across Many Nations, But U.S. is a Major Outlier

Most think social media has made it easier to manipulate and divide people, but they also say it informs and raises awareness.

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December 6, 2022 In advanced and emerging economies, similar views on how social media affects democracy and society

People in advanced and emerging economies have mixed feelings about social media’s impact on political life.

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December 1, 2022 Public Has Modest Expectations for Washington’s Return to Divided Government

Most U.S. adults say President Joe Biden (65%) and Republican leaders in Congress (61%) will be unsuccessful getting their agendas enacted in the next two years; only about a third say the president and GOP leaders will be successful. Republicans are less confident than Democrats in midterm vote counts – but more confident than they were after the 2020 election.

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November 30, 2022 Growing share of Americans see the Supreme Court as ‘friendly’ toward religion

There has been a jump in the share of U.S. adults who see the Supreme Court as “friendly” toward religion.

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November 29, 2022 Key findings about COVID-19 restrictions that affected religious groups around the world in 2020

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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November 29, 2022 How COVID-19 Restrictions Affected Religious Groups Around the World in 2020

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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