As the 2021 hurricane season winds down, most Americans believe global warming is to blame for extreme weather.
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Problems like COVID-19, immigration and climate change may dominate headlines, but most Americans have a positive view of their own lives.
Most Americans don’t approve of a new State Department policy allowing people to change the gender identity on their passport without documentation.
Most Americans see Hollywood as dominated by liberal politics, and barely one in four view the entertainment business as a positive influence.
Fewer than one in four Americans say they plan to attend a football game this fall, and a majority are worried that crowded stadiums could lead to COVID-19 outbreaks.
A majority of Americans are still worried about the risk of COVID-19, and have no problem with recommendations for getting a vaccine booster shot to enhance protection against the virus.
Violent crime has surged in the past two years, but Americans are less likely than ever to blame violent movies and video games.
Viewers of conservative cable news channels have a better understanding of the risk of death from COVID-19 than do viewers of liberal channels. Conservative media viewers are also more likely to think officials aren’t being honest about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
As students return to school this fall, Americans are more likely to rate the nation’s public schools as doing a poor job than to rate them good or excellent, but they give higher scores to schools in their local district.
Less than half of Americans now have a favorable opinion of Dr. Anthony Fauci, although most still want to follow the COVID-19 expert’s advice on dealing with the pandemic.
There is substantial agreement among Americans that racism is a serious problem in the country, but they are divided as to whether we talk too much about the subject.
The state of Oregon has eliminated requirements that students demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and math before graduating high school, and an overwhelming majority of Americans don’t want such a policy in their schools.
Kids shouldn’t start back to school until after Labor Day, according to a majority of Americans, who oppose proposals for year-round school.
What’s the right age for a child to have their own cell phone? Almost half of Americans think middle school is about right, but more than two-thirds agree that age 16 is appropriate.
Politics divides the nation over plans to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, with Democrats strongly favoring the idea while most other Americans are against it.
“Cancel culture” is everywhere now, and nearly two-thirds of Americans see political correctness as an infringement of free speech.
Most Americans don’t think the nation’s opioid drug epidemic is getting better, and only one in five believe President Joe Biden’s administration is doing enough to fight the problem.
With the Olympic games underway in Tokyo, Americans are divided over whether U.S. athletes should be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Only 42% of Americans rate the media’s coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic excellent or good, and many have concerns about the accuracy of reporting on vaccine safety.
Americans believe Blacks are more racist than whites, and think Hispanics and Asians are less racist.