Belgium, Finland and Italy are among the European countries with the shortest median lengths of government.
More Americans say their country’s influence in the world has been getting weaker rather than stronger in recent years (47% vs. 19%).
74% of Republicans say social media has been more of a bad thing for U.S. democracy, compared with a smaller majority of Democrats (57%).
Most think social media has made it easier to manipulate and divide people, but they also say it informs and raises awareness.
People in advanced and emerging economies have mixed feelings about social media’s impact on political life.
China has had the world's largest population since at least 1950 but is now projected to experience an absolute decline as early as 2023.
Most across 19 countries see strong partisan conflicts in their society, especially in South Korea and the U.S.
Perceptions of strong partisan conflict are most widespread among adults in South Korea, the United States, Israel, France and Hungary.
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.
More Americans say it’s very important to vote in elections to be a good member of society than say the same about any other activity in the survey.
Turnout in U.S. has soared in recent elections but by some measures still trails that of many other countries
When comparing turnout among the voting-age population in recent national elections in 50 countries, the U.S. ranks 31st.