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.
Opinion on the legality of abortion has changed little since before the court's decision, with 62% now saying abortion should be legal in all or most cases.
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Here are key findings from our research on the relationship between religion and government in the U.S. and Americans' views on the issue.
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Americans’ views vary when it comes to how they see the United States’ standing in the world and the state of its democracy.
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Here are five facts about political content on Twitter, such as the content and nature of these posts.
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Much larger shares of people in most nations see China’s influence growing than say the same of the United States.
Most favor protecting trans people from discrimination, but fewer support policies related to medical care for gender transitions; many are uneasy with the pace of change on trans issues.
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U.S. adults disagree over whether legal restrictions on abortion are an effective way to reduce the number of abortions in the U.S.
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