People in U.S., Western Europe differ over what needs more fixing: Their nation’s political or economic system
Here are five key findings about people’s attitudes toward systemic reforms in the U.S., France, Germany and the UK.
Many in Western Europe and U.S. Want Economic Changes as Pandemic Continues
Most would welcome government-sponsored job training and other interventions.
Pressing China on human rights – even if it hurts economic relations – has Americans’ bipartisan support
Unlike with other China-related issues, there is little partisan difference on this question, a February survey found.
In the pandemic, India’s middle class shrinks and poverty spreads while China sees smaller changes
The course of the pandemic in India and China will have a substantial effect on changes in the distribution of income at the global level.
The Pandemic Stalls Growth in the Global Middle Class, Pushes Poverty Up Sharply
The global middle class consisted of 54 million fewer people in 2020 than the number projected prior to the onset of the pandemic.
Most Americans Support Tough Stance Toward China on Human Rights, Economic Issues
Fewer adults have confidence in Joe Biden to handle the U.S.-China relationship than other foreign policy issues.
Negative views of both U.S. and China abound across advanced economies amid COVID-19
Few in 14 advanced countries have confidence in either Xi or Trump, and many are critical of how both countries have handled the coronavirus outbreak.
Unfavorable Views of China Reach Historic Highs in Many Countries
Across 14 advanced nations, a median of 61% say China has done a bad job in handling the coronavirus outbreak. And at least seven-in-ten in each of these countries have little or no confidence in President Xi Jinping.
In U.S. and UK, Globalization Leaves Some Feeling ‘Left Behind’ or ‘Swept Up’
Focus groups held across the two nations reveal the degree to which Americans and Britons see common challenges to local and national identity.
In many countries, people are more negative about the economy amid COVID-19 than during Great Recession
A median of 80% across 10 countries now say their country’s economy is faring badly, compared with a median of 72% who said this in 2008-2009.
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