Republicans have become far more upbeat about the country and its future since before Donald Trump’s election victory. By contrast, Democrats have become much less positive.
Many people in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are concerned about their countries' political and economic systems. Yet, there is considerable optimism about the future.
Supporters of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump disagree on a range of policy issues, from terrorism to free trade. Yet they also have more fundamental differences over long-term changes in the country and the next generation’s future prospects.
Millennials less confident about nation’s future, but so were their parents, grandparents when young
Two decades ago, Gen Xers, then in their teens and 20s, stood out for their lack of confidence in the nation’s prospects. And two decades before that, Boomers were less bullish than their elders in assessing America's future.
Americans pull no punches when assessing the strengths and weaknesses of their fellow citizens.
As elections near, Venezuelans are down on President Nicolás Maduro and Hugo Chávez’s legacy, but wide ideological splits point to a nation divided. Overall, most are dissatisfied with the direction of the country.
Indians give high marks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and his appeal is a driving force behind their positive mood. Indians approve of the way Modi is handling a variety of issues, such as access to clean toilets, unemployment and terrorism.
The future belongs to the young. So how the next generation feels and thinks matters to people of all ages. As much as baby boomers may lament it, it is millennials — those coming of age in this new century — who will shape the world’s economic and geopolitical destiny for years to come.
People in emerging and developing countries around the world are on balance unhappy with the way their political systems are working.
As Turkey prepares to vote for its first ever directly elected president, a new Pew Research Center survey finds the Turkish public is divided over the main contender for the office, current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.