Majorities of Americans foresee widening income gaps, tougher financial times for older Americans and intensifying political divisions.
When Americans peer 30 years into the future, they see a country in decline economically, politically and on the world stage.
Americans and Germans Disagree on the State of Bilateral Relations, but Largely Align on Key International Issues
Americans and Germans have vastly different opinions of their relationship, but they tend to agree on issues such as cooperation with other European allies and support for NATO.
A growing share of people globally see U.S. power and influence as a major threat to their country. Views are linked with attitudes toward Trump and the U.S. as a whole.
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.
A large majority of foreign affairs experts say the U.S. is less respected abroad than in the past. Many Americans agree, to a lesser extent.
People around the world broadly think Russia plays a more important role in international affairs than it did a decade ago. But increased stature does not mean being better liked.
Americans have less positive views of China, with a growing share concerned about China’s economic strength instead of its military capabilities.
Despite Rising Economic Confidence, Japanese See Best Days Behind Them and Say Children Face a Bleak Future
Japanese feel better about their economy than at any time in nearly two decades. But they also believe average people are worse off than before the Great Recession and worry about their children's futures.
People in Russia, India and Germany stand out for being more likely than those in other countries to say their country is playing a bigger role in world affairs.