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.
Most Latino immigrants say they would come to the U.S. again.
Black men are now on par with American Indian or Alaska Native men as the demographic groups most likely to die from overdoses.
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49% of Americans say the availability of affordable housing in their local community is a major problem, up 10 points from early 2018.
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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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