As leaders meet for the General Assembly, the United Nations has a mostly positive international image. Read key facts about how people worldwide view the UN.
Smartphone users in emerging economies – especially those who use social media – tend to be more exposed to people with different backgrounds and more connected with friends they don’t see in person.
Unfavorable opinion of China in the U.S. is at its highest level in 14 years of polling. Americans also increasingly see China as a threat, and more than half see friction in the current bilateral economic relationship.
Across many G20 countries, people are strongly in favor of increased gender equality and see global climate change as a major threat.
Dissatisfaction with democracy is correlated with views on economic conditions, whether key democratic norms are being respected and other issues.
Majorities in many countries say global climate change is a major threat to their nation. Global concerns about climate change have risen since 2013.
Majorities in all but one of 10 European countries had no confidence in Xi Jinping to do the right thing regarding world affairs in a 2018 survey.
A median of 52% across 26 countries consider North Korea’s nuclear program to be a major threat to their country.
People around the world agree that climate change poses a severe risk to their countries, according to a 26-nation survey conducted in spring 2018. Terrorism, specifically from ISIS, and cyberattacks are also seen by many as major security threats.