Recent surveys have documented how people around the world view the issue of climate change and international responses.
Dissatisfaction with the functioning of democracy is linked to concerns about the economy, the pandemic and social divisions.
New findings reveal exactly how the United States is more divided than the other 16 advanced economies surveyed.
Wide majorities in most of the 17 advanced economies surveyed say having people of many different backgrounds improves their society, but most also see conflicts between partisan, racial and ethnic groups.
Germany’s pandemic response and its role in the EU are also rated positively.
During Merkel’s tenure, Germans have generally had more favorable views of their economy than other Europeans and Americans had of their own.
A median of 67% in 17 publics express a favorable opinion of the UN, compared with a median of 29% who have an unfavorable opinion.
There is minimal praise from other societies for how the United States and China are handling climate change.
Citizens offer mixed reviews of how their societies have responded to climate change, and many question the efficacy of international efforts to stave off a global environmental crisis.
Twenty years ago, Americans came together – bonded by sadness and patriotism – after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But a review of public opinion in the two decades since finds that unity was fleeting. It also shows how support for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq was strong initially but fell over time.