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.
Since Joe Biden took office in 2021, his administration has acted on a number of fronts to reverse Trump-era restrictions on immigration.
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Americans who hold less consistently liberal or conservative views tend to be less engaged in national politics.
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The declining public trust in the news media and polarization of news audiences have profound effects on civic life.
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Amid rising inequality, many Americans feel that the U.S. economic system is unfair and generally favors powerful special interests.
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Public confidence in scientists has increased during the pandemic, though not among all Americans. We discuss the impact of trust on views of COVID-19 vaccines.
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The complexity of the overall system, varying rules on how and when you can vote, and whether the candidate you support wins or loses all impact trust in the election process.
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A year later, here’s a look back at how Americans saw the events of Jan. 6 and how some partisan divisions grew wider over time.
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