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Appendix

Wed, 18/12/2019 - 3:56am

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Methodology

Wed, 18/12/2019 - 3:56am

The American Trends Panel survey methodology Most of the analysis in this report is based on a survey conducted September 3 to September 15, 2019, on Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel. Some analysis of long-term phone trends includes a telephone survey conducted September 5 through September 16, 2019. The American Trends Panel (ATP), created […]

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7. Domestic policy: Taxes, environment, health care

Wed, 18/12/2019 - 3:56am

Most Americans have doubts about the fairness of the federal tax system. About six-in-ten (62%) describe the current tax system as either not too fair (39%) or not at all fair (23%). About a third describe the system as moderately fair (35%) and just 2% say it is very fair. Overall views of the tax […]

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6. Views of foreign policy

Wed, 18/12/2019 - 3:56am

Roughly seven-in-ten Americans (73%) say that good diplomacy is the best way to ensure peace, while 26% say that military strength is the best way to do this. By a similar margin, more Americans say the U.S. should take the interests of allies into account, even if it means making compromises, than think the U.S. […]

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5. Gender, family and marriage, same-sex marriage and religion

Wed, 18/12/2019 - 3:56am

Americans generally believe that women continue to face obstacles that make it more difficult for them to get ahead than men. While there are sizable gender differences in these opinions, the partisan divide is even more pronounced. Overall, 57% of adults say that “significant obstacles still make it harder for women to get ahead than […]

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4. Views on race and immigration

Wed, 18/12/2019 - 3:56am

Some of the starkest partisan divides on political values are seen in views about race and immigration: Democrats are substantially more likely than Republicans to say that the country has not gone far enough to give black people equal rights and that white people benefit from societal advantages that black people do not have. Democrats […]

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3. Views of the economic system and social safety net

Wed, 18/12/2019 - 3:56am

The American public is broadly critical of the power held by major corporations in the United States and the profits made by business corporations. Nearly three-quarters of U.S. adults (73%) say major corporations in the country have too much power; far fewer (22%) say they have the right amount of power and just 4% say […]

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2. Views of government and the nation

Wed, 18/12/2019 - 3:56am

In broad assessments of government, the American public expresses more support for an active – rather than limited – role for government and sees a need for government regulation of business. At the same time, concerns about waste and inefficiency are widely held. Republicans and Democrats are far apart in how they view government, particularly […]

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1. Views of the major problems facing the country

Wed, 18/12/2019 - 3:56am

When asked to consider the major problems facing the country, the affordability of health care and drug addiction top the American public’s list. Other issues, including illegal immigration and climate change, are seen as less pressing, due in part to stark partisan disagreements over the importance of these issues. Two-thirds of Americans view the affordability […]

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

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Partisanship remains the strongest factor dividing the American public. Yet there are substantial divisions within both parties on fundamental political values, views of current issues and the severity of the problems facing the nation.

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Acknowledgments

Tue, 17/12/2019 - 3:54am

This report was produced by Pew Research Center as part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures project, which analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world. Funding for the Global Religious Futures project comes from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation. This report is a collaborative effort based on […]

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Methodology

Tue, 17/12/2019 - 3:54am

This study is based on an analysis of 49,719 sermons, delivered between April 7 and June 1, 2019, and collected from the websites of 6,431 churches found via the Google Places application programming interface (API), a tool that provides information about establishments, geographic locations or points of interest listed on Google Maps. Pew Research Center […]

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The Digital Pulpit: A Nationwide Analysis of Online Sermons

Tue, 17/12/2019 - 3:53am

This Pew Research Center analysis harnesses computational techniques to identify, collect and analyze the sermons that U.S. churches livestream or share on their websites each week.

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Two Recessions, Two Recoveries

Sat, 14/12/2019 - 5:22am

Examine the trajectories of the two biggest recessions and recoveries in modern U.S. history, comparing them side-by-side.

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Appendix B: Data sources by country

Fri, 13/12/2019 - 7:54am

General sources and archives Demographic and Health Surveys. Funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Implemented by ICF. http://www.dhsprogram.com/. European Social Survey. Led by the Centre for Comparative Social Surveys. City University, (London) in partnership with the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), GESIS (Germany), NSD (Norway), and SCP and the University of Amsterdam […]

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Appendix A: Methodology

Fri, 13/12/2019 - 7:54am

Data sources and analytical approaches used in the report are described in this section. First, this appendix provides shares of the populations that are represented in the study and details on the underlying source data. It goes on to explain how household types were categorized based on relationships in household rosters and how household sizes […]

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Acknowledgments

Fri, 13/12/2019 - 7:54am

This report was produced by Pew Research Center as part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures project, which analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world. Funding for the Global Religious Futures project comes from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation. This report is a collaborative effort based on […]

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3. Household patterns by age and gender

Fri, 13/12/2019 - 7:54am

People move between different types of households throughout their lives. Someone born into a two-parent home might become a member of an extended-family household when a grandmother moves in, live as a couple with their spouse in middle adulthood and end up in a solo household after that partner dies. Differences in living arrangements are […]

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2. Household patterns by religion

Fri, 13/12/2019 - 7:53am

Pew Research Center analyzed data on six religious groups – Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and people with no religious affiliation.37 Globally, the average Muslim lives in the biggest household (6.4 people), followed by the average Hindu (5.7), Christian (4.5), Buddhist (3.9), “none” (3.7) and Jew (3.7). Religious groups also vary in the types of […]

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1. Household patterns by region

Fri, 13/12/2019 - 7:53am

Pew Research Center analyzed data on living arrangements in 130 countries, including 26 in the Asia-Pacific region, 40 in sub-Saharan Africa, 35 in Europe, 19 in Latin America and the Caribbean, and eight in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as the U.S. and Canada, which in this report make up North America. […]

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