Most adults, regardless of political identification, race, or ethnicity believe the Supreme Court should not prohibit the consideration of race and ethnicity in the admissions process. However, few think race and ethnicity should play a major role in college and university admission decisions.
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Negative views of the direction of the country and the national economy persist
Only 33% approve of how President Biden is handling the economy and 76% describe the national economy as poor.
Few are following the debate closely, but most want Congress to increase the debt limit with deficit reduction conditions
Two-thirds of adults are concerned about the impact on the national economy if the debt limit is not increased and the government defaults on it loans, although only 20% are very familiar with the debate.
Public confidence in the U.S. Supreme Court is at its lowest since 1973
Amidst the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, confidence in the U.S. Supreme Court dropped dramatically among those who support access to abortion, based on an analysis of GSS data.
Assessing the news media: trust, coverage, and threats to a free press
The public is worried about a variety of problems threatening a free press in the United States and around the world, though trust in the news media remains low.