Science and Scientists Held in High Esteem Across Global Publics
Majorities across 20 publics say government investments in scientific research are worthwhile and express a lot or some confidence in scientists to do what is right for the public.
Public Views About Science in Russia
This roundup of findings shows public views about science-related issues and the role of science in Russian society.
75% of Americans say it’s likely that Russia or other governments will try to influence 2020 election
Americans are now more likely to expect foreign election interference than they were in October 2018, when 67% expected it.
U.S. Millennials tend to have favorable views of foreign countries and institutions – even as they age
Even as they age, younger generations in the U.S. tend to be more favorably disposed to groups, leaders and countries beyond their border.
The Global Divide on Homosexuality Persists
Despite major changes in laws and norms surrounding the issue of same-sex marriage and the rights of LGBT people around the world, public opinion on the acceptance of homosexuality in society remains sharply divided by country, region and economic development.
Americans See Spread of Disease as Top International Threat, Along With Terrorism, Nuclear Weapons, Cyberattacks
Most say cooperation with other countries is important in dealing with global threats, especially on the spread of infectious diseases.
Americans and Germans Differ in Their Views of Each Other and the World
Political divides on both sides of the Atlantic continue to shape attitudes about relations with other nations, perceptions about defense spending and Americans’ and Germans’ views of each other.
Democratic Rights Popular Globally but Commitment to Them Not Always Strong
Majorities say the democratic principles tested on our survey are at least somewhat important. But often, underwhelming percentages describe democratic rights and institutions as very important.
Fast facts about Americans’ views on Russia amid allegations of 2020 election interference
72% of Americans say it is very or somewhat likely that Russia or other foreign governments will try to influence the November 2020 election.
Russia and Putin receive low ratings globally
Globally, people tend to express little confidence in President Vladimir Putin’s ability to do the right thing regarding world affairs.
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