Health Affairs: Among 11 nations, American seniors struggle more with health costs
Older Americans say Medicare is working well, but they report more problems paying for health care than seniors in 10 other advanced economies, according to a survey published in the journal Health Affairs.
At APEC: Americans, Japanese are most skeptical that trade leads to more jobs
The Japanese (69%) and Americans (68%) are among the least convinced in APEC countries that trade is good for their nation. They are also far less convinced – Americans 20%, Japanese 15% – that international commerce generates jobs.
Debate over inequality highlights sharp partisan divisions on the issue
Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen addressed the issue of inequality in a speech last week, an issue on which there is a sharp partisan divide.
Americans have dim view of trade’s impact on jobs and wages
While 68% of Americans say trade is good for the country, they hold starkly different views than people in other countries around the world when it comes to the supposed benefits of international commerce: job creation and higher wages.
Most of the world supports globalization in theory, but many question it in practice
People across the globe are of two minds about globalization: in principle, most believe it’s good for their country; in practice many – especially those in advanced economies – are not so sure it’s good for them personally.
The countries most optimistic and pessimistic about their economic future
When it comes to how their economics will fare in the next year, the public is remarkably upbeat in a handful of nations and particularly pessimistic in a number of others.
Most of the world trusts Obama over Putin to ‘do the right thing’
Though it’s a different story in their own countries.
Which countries don’t like America and which do
Who likes Uncle Sam, who doesn’t and whose affections are evolving paints a pretty accurate road map of the overseas challenges facing Washington in the years ahead.
Less than half of Ukrainians support economic aid from the West
The Ukrainians’ lack of enthusiasm for economic aid comes at a time when their economic outlook is bleak.
Syria’s neighbors give Assad the thumbs down
Strong majorities of the publics in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, the Palestinian territories, Tunisia and Turkey and half the public in Lebanon voice a very unfavorable view of the embattled Syrian leader.