A median of 68% across 19 countries think their country has done a good job dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, with majorities saying this in every country surveyed except Japan. However, most also believe the pandemic has created greater divisions in their societies and exposed weaknesses in their political systems – and these views are especially common in the U.S.
32% of Republicans say they like a political leader who has no previous government experience, compared with just 10% of Democrats.
Overall, around four-in-ten Americans say their local community has experienced severe weather in the past year, a May survey found.
A median of 70% of adults across 19 countries say children in their country will be worse off than their parents financially when they grow up.
A median of 68% across 19 countries think their country has done a good job dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, with majorities saying this in every country surveyed except Japan. However, most also believe the pandemic has created greater divisions in their societies and exposed weaknesses in their political systems – and these view are especially common in the U.S.
While school-based mental health services have become more common in recent years, many K-12 schools lack such resources.
Here are answers to some common questions about the EU, how countries can join it, how long each step typically takes and more.
Most say U.S. is reliable partner, and ratings for Biden are mostly positive – although down significantly from last year.
More than nine-in-ten Poles see Russia as a major threat and have no confidence at all in Putin
The share of adults saying the U.S. isn’t providing enough support to Ukraine has declined since March.
Joe Biden’s political standing is at the lowest point of his presidency. Yet Biden is hardly the only focal point of the public’s political discontent: Americans express unfavorable views of both major parties and a range of leading Republican and Democratic political figures, including Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump.
In nearly all of the 44 advanced economies we analyzed, consumer prices have risen substantially since pre-pandemic times.
Nearly one-in-five middle-income families report receiving unemployment benefits in 2020.
Black Americans are critical of key aspects of policing and criminal justice. But their views on face recognition technology are more nuanced.
Seven-in-ten U.S. teens say they support the Black Lives Matter movement. By comparison, 56% of U.S. adults said this in a separate survey.
57% of Black adults say marijuana should be legal for medical and recreational use by adults; 28% say it should be legal for medical use only.
Most Asian Americans say violence against them is increasing, and most also worry at least some of the time about being threatened or attacked.
“A record 23 million Asian Americans trace their roots to more than 20 countries … and the U.S. Asian population is projected to reach 46 million by 2060.”
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