Just 18% of U.S. adults say the government is doing a good job dealing with the large number of migrants at the border. Eight-in-ten say it is doing a bad job, including 45% who say it’s doing a very bad job.
Just 24% say the country’s problems could be better solved if presidents didn’t have to worry about Congress or the courts.
The share of the public that supports authoritarian systems ranges from 85% in India to 8% in Sweden.
Representative Democracy Remains a Popular Ideal, but People Around the World Are Critical of How It’s Working
A 24-country survey finds a median of 59% are dissatisfied with how their democracy is functioning, and 74% think elected officials don’t care what people like them think.
Across 27 countries surveyed, people generally see social media as more of a good thing than a bad thing for democracy.
74% of Americans view the war between Russia and Ukraine as important to U.S. national interests – with 43% describing it as very important.
Just 18% of U.S. adults say the government is doing a good job dealing with the large number of migrants at the border. Eight-in-ten say it is doing a bad job, including 45% who say it's doing a very bad job.
The share of adults who say their side is losing more often than winning is up 15 percentage points since early 2020.
47% of Americans favor banning groups from collecting completed ballots to return to official voting centers, while 50% oppose this. The public is also divided over removing people from voter registration lists if they have not voted recently or confirmed their registration, with slightly more opposing this (55%) than supporting it (44%).
Americans overwhelmingly see small businesses as having a positive effect on the way things are going in the country. By contrast, their views of large corporations are broadly negative. And most people – including identical shares in both parties – are critical of the impact of banks and financial institutions.
Seven-in-ten Americans say elected officials should avoid heated or aggressive language because it could encourage some people to take violent action.