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 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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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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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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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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Overall, 30% of U.S. adults say descendants of people enslaved in the U.S. should be repaid in some way. 68% say they should not be repaid.
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With more states authorizing the use of marijuana, the public continues to favor legalizing it for medical and recreational purposes.
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The U.S. public’s views of banks and other financial institutions, as well as large corporations, have become much more negative recently.
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