A majority of U.S. adults (61%) are optimistic that the new year will be better than the year that just ended.
Americans’ views of the economy remain negative; most say prices have gotten worse while job availability has improved.
The U.S. is seen positively in advanced economies for its technology, entertainment, military and universities, but negatively for its health care system, discrimination and the state of its democracy.
While Americans see some aspects of U.S. power more positively than people elsewhere, they offer more negative views in other areas.
Americans show more support than opposition for two infrastructure bills; majorities favor raising taxes on large businesses and high-income households.
Here are five key findings about people’s attitudes toward systemic reforms in the U.S., France, Germany and the UK.
The share of Americans viewing illegal immigration as a ‘very big’ problem has increased.
Donald Trump's four-year tenure in the White House revealed extraordinary fissures in American society but left little doubt that he is a figure unlike any other in the nation’s history.
The share of Black and Latino adults who say they feel angry about the state of the country is now sharply lower than in June.
A 56% majority of voters now say they feel hopeful about the state of the United States, up from 47% in June.