As democratic nations have wrestled with economic, social and geopolitical upheaval in recent years, the future of liberal democracy has come into question. Our international surveys reveal key insights into how citizens think about democratic governance.
Twenty years ago, Americans came together – bonded by sadness and patriotism – after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But a review of public opinion in the two decades since finds that unity was fleeting. It also shows how support for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq was strong initially but fell over time.
We asked Americans: “What’s the first thing you think about when you think about China?” Here's how they answered.
The biggest takeaway may be the extent to which the decidedly nonpartisan virus met with an increasingly partisan response.
Donald Trump's four-year tenure in the White House revealed extraordinary fissures in American society but left little doubt that he is a figure unlike any other in the nation’s history.
Biden and Trump supporters tell us in their own words about America’s political divisions
In the nearly nine months since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a national emergency, almost every part of the country has been directly affected by the loss of life resulting from the virus.
Focus groups held across the two nations reveal the degree to which Americans and Britons see common challenges to local and national identity.
In battleground states, Hispanics grew more than other racial or ethnic groups as a share of eligible voters.
Born after 1996, the oldest Gen Zers will turn 23 this year. They are racially and ethnically diverse, progressive and pro-government, and more than 20 million will be eligible to vote in November.