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.
Germans and Americans have both become more skeptical of China.
Family is preeminent for most publics but work, material well-being and health also play a key role.
The U.S. is seen positively in advanced economies for its technology, entertainment, military and universities, but negatively for its health care system, discrimination and the state of its democracy.
Unfavorable views of China also hover near historic highs in most of the 17 advanced economies surveyed.
A survey of 16 publics finds a significant uptick in ratings for the U.S., with strong support for Joe Biden and several of his major policy initiatives. But many raise concerns about the health of America’s political system.
Large ideological divides persist on views of tradition, national pride and discrimination, especially in the U.S.
Most would welcome government-sponsored job training and other interventions.
We asked Americans: “What’s the first thing you think about when you think about China?” Here’s how they answered.
Focus groups held across the two nations reveal the degree to which Americans and Britons see common challenges to local and national identity.
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.
This interactive database allows users to explore public opinion trends in 55 countries on topics ranging from attitudes toward the U.S. to views about globalization, democratization, extremism and other important issues. Search by question, topic or country.