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Majority in U.S. says public health benefits of COVID-19 restrictions worth the costs, even as large shares also see downsides

More than a year and a half into the coronavirus outbreak, large shares of Americans continue to see the coronavirus as a major threat to public health and the U.S. economy, according to a new Pew Research Center report. Despite widespread vaccination efforts, 54% of U.S. adults say the worst of the outbreak is still […]

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In a Politically Polarized Era, Sharp Divides in Both Partisan Coalitions

WASHINGTON, D.C. Dec. 17, 2019 – Partisanship continues to be the dividing line in the American public’s political attitudes, far surpassing differences by age, race and ethnicity, gender, educational attainment, religious affiliation or other factors, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Yet there are substantial divisions within both parties on fundamental political values, views […]

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Pew: Most Americans Say the Current Economy is Helping the Rich, Hurting the Poor and Middle Class

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Dec. 11, 2019) – A new Pew Research Center survey finds that public assessments of the economy are mixed, differ significantly by household income, and are strongly linked to partisanship. Majorities of upper-income (71%) and middle-income U.S. adults (60%) say current economic conditions are excellent or good, but only about four-in-ten lower-income adults […]

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In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 17, 2019) – Nearly two-thirds of American adults (65%) describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 points over the past decade, based on Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019. Meanwhile, the religiously unaffiliated share of the population, consisting of people who describe their religious […]

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Where Americans Find Meaning in Life

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 20, 2018) – To tackle the complex question of where Americans find meaning in life, Pew Research Center conducted two separate surveys in late 2017. The first included an open-ended question asking Americans to describe in their own words what makes their lives feel meaningful, fulfilling or satisfying. This approach gives respondents […]

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