Most think social media has made it easier to manipulate and divide people, but they also say it informs and raises awareness.
Most in advanced economies say voting, taking steps to reduce climate change and getting a COVID-19 vaccine are ways to be a good member of society; fewer say this about attending religious services.
As daunting challenges from Russia, China and a flagging global economy ripple across the world, Americans and Germans continue to say that relations between their countries are good. Most Americans and Germans continue to see each other as partners on protecting European security, and publics in each country are willing to support using military action to protect themselves and their allies.
Results presented in this data essay are drawn from nationally representative surveys conducted over the past 20 years in more than 60 countries.
The Chinese Communist Party is preparing for its 20th National Congress, an event likely to result in an unprecedented third term for President Xi Jinping. Since Xi took office in 2013, opinion of China in the U.S. and other advanced economies has turned more negative. How did it get to be this way?
As President Joe Biden embarks on his first visit to Israel as president, he does so against an amicable backdrop: A majority of adults in both Israel and the United States have favorable views of the other country and the current state of bilateral relations, though Americans’ views on Israel differ sharply by party and age.
Most say U.S. is reliable partner, and ratings for Biden are mostly positive – although down significantly from last year.
Americans see China as a growing superpower – and increasingly say it is the world’s leading economy.
Attitudes toward NATO have grown more positive: 67% express a favorable opinion of the organization, up from 61% in 2021.
We asked respondents in both countries to, in their own words, define what democracy means to them. Most commonly, people mention three broad concepts: freedom and human rights, elections and procedures, and having a voice in government.
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.
Dissatisfaction with the functioning of democracy is linked to concerns about the economy, the pandemic and social divisions.
Wide majorities in most of the 17 advanced economies surveyed say having people of many different backgrounds improves their society, but most also see conflicts between partisan, racial and ethnic groups.
Germany’s pandemic response and its role in the EU are also rated positively.
In Response to Climate Change, Citizens in Advanced Economies Are Willing To Alter How They Live and Work
Citizens offer mixed reviews of how their societies have responded to climate change, and many question the efficacy of international efforts to stave off a global environmental crisis.
Despite an uptick in positive views of the economy in some places, many say that children will be worse off financially than their parents.
Unfavorable views of China also hover near historic highs in most of the 17 advanced economies surveyed.
We asked Americans: “What’s the first thing you think about when you think about China?” Here's how they answered.
Publics disagree about whether restrictions on public activity, such as stay-at-home orders or mandates to wear masks in public, have gone far enough to combat COVID-19.
Large ideological divides persist on views of tradition, national pride and discrimination, especially in the U.S.
In the U.S., concerns about political corruption are especially widespread. Two-in-three Americans agree that the phrase “most politicians are corrupt” describes their country well.
The global middle class consisted of 54 million fewer people in 2020 than the number projected prior to the onset of the pandemic.
Most in all three countries are optimistic that U.S. policies and trans-Atlantic relations will improve under his presidency.
Legislators in UK, Canada and Australia Express Post-election Enthusiasm for Biden Administration on Twitter
In preelection tweets about the U.S., lawmakers abroad focused on how the election will affect bilateral ties and trade.
How Do OECD Forum Attendees Compare with Citizens Around the World on Views About the Pandemic, the Economy, and Multilateralism?
At the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s annual forum on Dec. 15, 2020, Director of Global Attitudes Research Richard Wike presented the results of an invitation-only poll of forum attendees about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts, the state of the global economy, the future of work, and cooperation between countries.
Amerikaner und Deutsche starten mit unterschiedlichen Meinungen über die transatlantische Allianz in das Jahr 2021
Die Amerikaner sehen Deutschland als Partner bei vielen außenpolitischen Themen, während die Deutschen die Amerikaner mehrheitlich nicht so sehen
As the U.S. and Germany prepare to gain new leadership, their relationship remains unbalanced in the minds of their citizenries. Americans see Germany as a partner on many foreign policy issues, but Germans mostly do not.
Antes del rebrote de coronavirus, los europeos también aprobaban en gran medida la respuesta de la UE ante la pandemia
Avant la deuxième vague, les Européens approuvaient aussi largement la réponse de l'UE face à l’épidémie
Prima della recrudescenza del coronavirus gli europei hanno ampiamente approvato anche la risposta dell’UE alla pandemia