Supporters of Republican and Democratic candidates in the upcoming congressional election are deeply divided over the government’s role in ensuring health care, the fairness of the nation’s economic system and views of racial equality in the United States.
Just three-in-ten Catholic adults say Francis is doing an excellent or good job addressing the sex abuse scandal, down 14 points from this January and 24 points since 2015.
Donald Trump’s international image remains poor, and ratings for the U.S. have declined since his election. Yet most people around the world still want the U.S., not China, as the world's leading power.
Donald Trump receives generally negative ratings from the public across a range of personal traits and characteristics.
About six-in-ten U.S. teens have been bullied or harassed online, and a similar share says it’s a major problem for people their age. Teens mostly think teachers, social media companies and politicians are failing at addressing the issue.
As elections draw near, voter enthusiasm is at its highest level during any midterm in more than two decades. A record share of registered voters say which party controls Congress will be a factor in their vote.
People in advanced and emerging economies generally agree that growing trade and business ties with other nations are good for their country, but fewer are convinced such ties lead to more jobs, higher wages or lower prices at home.
Americans are particularly divided politically in their support of the news media’s “watchdog role” – with a 44-percentage-point gap between Democrats and Republicans.
A majority of Americans would like to see more women in top leadership positions in business and politics, but many are skeptical there will ever be gender parity in these areas. Views about the state of female leadership vary by party and gender.
The improvement in the public’s economic mood has been dramatic in some nations, but pessimism about the future lingers, as does a sense that economic conditions were better pre-crisis.