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.
Many legislators in four English-speaking countries directly addressed George Floyd’s killing and the subsequent protests on Twitter.
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.
Although most national officials use the platform, their posts receive only a small number of likes and retweets.
To mark World Press Freedom Day, here are five charts that show how people globally see the freedom of the press.
Sizable shares say men have more opportunities for high-paying jobs and that men should have preferential treatment when jobs are scarce.
For some governments, the debt incurred on COVID-19 relief will add to the considerable red ink already on their ledgers before the pandemic.
Some countries where COVID-19 has been deadliest – including the United States and Italy – have populations that skew considerably older than the global average.
President Trump’s name is the most frequently mentioned word among Canadians. Mexicans more often cite words related to economics.
A median of 77% across 34 countries surveyed use the internet at least occasionally or own an internet-enabled smartphone.