Our Global Indicators Database serves as a repository of data on global views about international and domestic politics, economics and other topics.
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.
People are widely dissatisfied with democracy in their country and believe that elected officials don’t care what people like them think.
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.
72% of Americans say it is very or somewhat likely that Russia or other foreign governments will try to influence the November 2020 election.
NATO is generally seen in a positive light across countries in the alliance, but many express reservations about fulfilling Article 5’s collective defense obligations.
Globally, people tend to express little confidence in President Vladimir Putin’s ability to do the right thing regarding world affairs.
Most across the Middle East and in the U.S. lack confidence in Mohammed bin Salman to do the right thing regarding world affairs.
The U.S. receives more positive marks than China in 21 countries surveyed, while China fares better than the U.S. in seven countries.
President Trump and his policies continue to receive negative reviews from people worldwide, with a lack of confidence in his leadership especially common in Western Europe. While views of the U.S. are positive overall, they vary widely among some of its key allies.