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Much larger shares of Republicans than Democrats express support for expanding offshore drilling, hydraulic fracturing and coal mining.

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Americans in the Northeast and Midwest are most likely to live near at least some of their extended family members: 62% say they do so, compared with 53% of adults in the South and 46% of those in the West.

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It's college graduation season. Here are 10 key facts about today's college graduates in the United States.

Three-quarters of U.S. adults say it is at least somewhat important to them personally to live in a community where family is nearby, including 36% who say it is very important.

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% who say each of the following is a very big problem in the country today: ▪️ Inflation: 70% ▪️ The affordability of health care: 55% ▪️ Violent crime: 54% ▪️ Gun violence: 51% ▪️ The federal budget deficit: 51%

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NEW: In some states, students account for a large and growing share of statehouse reporters

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In Nebraska, 58% of all reporters covering the state capitol this year – 40 of 69 – are student reporters. The last time @pewjournalism  conducted a similar tally of U.S. statehouse reporters in 2014, no student journalists were identified in Nebraska.

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Only 31% of Americans say the current economic conditions are helping them and their family. 46% say the current conditions are hurting them and their families.

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% of young adults who oppose gay marriage in: ??Georgia 94% ??Russia 86% ??Ukraine 82% ??Hungary 52% ??Greece 51% ??Poland 50% ??Ireland 20% ??France 17% ??Germany 15% ??Norway 14% ??UK 13% ??Finland 12% ??Spain 7% ??Sweden 5%

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Defining generations: Starting today, Pew Research Center will define Millennials as those born between 1981 and 1996. We will consider those born from 1997 onward as part of a new, post-Millennial generation.

Donald Trump’s presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States

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NEW: Since President Donald Trump took office, the image of the U.S. has suffered across many regions of the globe. As our new 13-nation survey illustrates, America’s reputation has declined further over the past year among many allies and partners.

The share of Republicans who say presidents could operate more effectively if they did not have to worry so much about Congress and the courts increased 16 percentage points over the past year, from 27% in March 2018 to 43% this past July.

The most and least educated U.S. religious groups

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