Americans who hold less consistently liberal or conservative views tend to be less engaged in national politics.
The U.S. public’s views of banks and other financial institutions, as well as large corporations, have become much more negative recently.
44% of Americans think major technology companies should be regulated more than they are now, down from 56% in April 2021.
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.
There are sizable ideological differences over the most pressing priorities for the U.S. immigration system within each partisan coalition.
Older Americans, those with more education and men tend to score better on our 12-question quiz about international knowledge. Republicans and Democrats have roughly the same levels of international knowledge, while conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats tend to score better than their more moderate counterparts.
On average, Democrats and Republicans are farther apart ideologically today than at any time in the past 50 years.
Few Americans see a third Xi term as a major problem for the U.S.; other concerns about China have grown
Only three-in-ten Americans say it is a very serious problem for the United States if Xi Jinping assumes a third term as China’s leader.
Americans’ ratings of the Supreme Court are now as negative as – and more politically polarized than – at any point in more than three decades of polling. And nearly two-thirds of Democrats (64%) now say the Supreme Court has too much power, almost three times the share who said this in August 2020 (23%).
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%).