International Cooperation Welcomed Across 14 Advanced Economies
The United Nations is broadly credited with promoting peace and human rights as younger adults are more supportive of cooperation with other countries.
U.S. Image Plummets Internationally as Most Say Country Has Handled Coronavirus Badly
In several countries, favorable views of the U.S. are at their lowest point since the Center began polling on this topic two decades ago.
In many countries, people are more negative about the economy amid COVID-19 than during Great Recession
A median of 80% across 10 countries now say their country’s economy is faring badly, compared with a median of 72% who said this in 2008-2009.
Despite Pandemic, Many Europeans Still See Climate Change as Greatest Threat to Their Countries
The spread of infectious diseases is the top concern in the U.S., UK, Japan and South Korea as global economic concerns grow.
Views of the economy have turned sharply negative in many countries amid COVID-19
Assessments of national economies have seen swift downturns in many countries, and few see improvements anytime soon.
Most Approve of National Response to COVID-19 in 14 Advanced Economies
The pandemic has had a divisive effect on a sense of national unity in many of the countries surveyed: A median of 46% feel more national unity now than before the coronavirus outbreak, while 48% think divisions have grown.
Many around the world were pessimistic about inequality even before pandemic
Across 34 countries, a median of 65% said in 2019 they felt pessimistic about reducing the gap between the rich and poor in their country.
Outside U.S., Floyd’s killing and protests sparked discussion on legislators’ Twitter accounts
Many legislators in four English-speaking countries directly addressed George Floyd’s killing and the subsequent protests on Twitter.
The Global Divide on Homosexuality Persists
Despite major changes in laws and norms surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage and the rights of LGBT people around the world, public opinion on the acceptance of homosexuality in society remains sharply divided by country, region and economic development.
For Global Legislators on Twitter, an Engaged Minority Creates Outsize Share of Content
Although most national officials use the platform, their posts receive only a small number of likes and retweets.
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