Japanese Divided on Democracy’s Success at Home, but Value Voice of the People
Though Japanese are split on their democracy’s performance, most endorse representative democracy and back referenda on major policy issues.
Globally, Broad Support for Representative and Direct Democracy
Across the world, a median of 78% say representative democracy is a good way to govern their country. Yet, pro-democracy views coexist with openness to nondemocratic forms of governance.
How people in Asia-Pacific view China
Ahead of the 19th National Congress in China, read key findings about how the country is viewed by its neighbors.
Public Attitudes Toward Human Rights Organizations: The Case of India, Indonesia, Kenya and Mexico
People in the Philippines Still Favor U.S. Over China, but Gap Is Narrowing
Going into election, Germans are happy with their economy and political establishment
An overwhelming 86% of Germans believe their economy is doing well, up from 75% last year. Germans are also happy with their political establishment.
Mexican Views of the U.S. Turn Sharply Negative
Nearly two-thirds of Mexicans express a negative opinion of the U.S., more than double the share in 2015. Mexicans are dissatisfied with their country’s direction and economy, and many are concerned about crime and corruption.
6 trends in international public opinion from our Global Indicators Database
Read six noteworthy trends in global public opinion, drawn from our newly updated Global Indicators Database.
Publics Worldwide Unfavorable Toward Putin, Russia
Around the world, few people trust Putin to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. While Russia is not seen as particularly threatening in most countries, it is viewed unfavorably in many.
Greatest Threats Around the World
People around the world identify ISIS and climate change as leading international threats. Many also name cyberattacks from other countries and the condition of the global economy as major challenges.