At the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s annual forum on Dec. 15, 2020, Director of Global Attitudes Research Richard Wike presented the results of an invitation-only poll of forum attendees about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts, the state of the global economy, the future of work, and cooperation between countries.
Support for international cooperation can vary significantly depending on the amount of trust that people tend to place in others.
As 2020 draws to a close, here are 20 striking findings from our studies, covering notable trends that emerged during the year.
A median of about seven-in-ten people in 14 countries expressed unfavorable views of Iran, while only about two-in-ten hold a favorable view.
A median of 60% across 10 surveyed member countries have a favorable view of the political and military alliance.
As the U.S. and Germany prepare to gain new leadership, their relationship remains unbalanced in the minds of their citizenries. Americans see Germany as a partner on many foreign policy issues, but Germans mostly do not.
In international surveys, Donald Trump has generally received lower ratings than either of his two predecessors.
Most people in 8 EU countries thought their country – and the bloc as a whole – had done a good job dealing with the pandemic this summer.
A median of 66% across eight EU member nations rated the organization positively this summer.
Here is a look at how people in 14 advanced economies viewed the organization, based on surveys conducted in June through August.