Global Public Opinion in an Era of Democratic Anxiety
What makes life meaningful? Globally, answers sometimes vary by age
Among those ages 18 to 29, friends and community often rank in the top three sources of meaning, fulfillment and satisfaction in their lives.
The Future of Digital Spaces and Their Role in Democracy
Many experts say public online spaces will significantly improve by 2035 if reformers, big technology firms, governments and activists tackle the problems created by misinformation, disinformation and toxic discourse. Others expect continuing troubles as digital tools and forums are used to exploit people’s frailties, stoke their rage and drive them apart.
Where people around the world find meaning in life
Nearly 19,000 adults in publics ranging from the UK, Italy, Greece, Japan, South Korea, Germany, and the U.S., among others, share where they find meaning in their lives and what keeps them going.
What Makes Life Meaningful? Views From 17 Advanced Economies
Family is preeminent for most publics but work, material well-being and health also play a key role.
Political Typology Quiz
Take our quiz to find out which one of our nine political typology groups is your best match.
Majority of Latinos Say Skin Color Impacts Opportunity in America and Shapes Daily Life
Latinos with darker skin color report more discrimination experiences than Latinos with lighter skin color.
Most people in advanced economies think their own government respects personal freedoms
Most people view their own government’s record on personal freedoms more favorably than they do when it comes to the U.S. and especially China.
More people globally see racial, ethnic discrimination as a serious problem in the U.S. than in their own society
Concerns about racial and ethnic discrimination are widespread in most of the 17 advanced economies surveyed this spring.
What People Around the World Like – and Dislike – About American Society and Politics
The U.S. is seen positively in advanced economies for its technology, entertainment, military and universities, but negatively for its health care system, discrimination and the state of its democracy.
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