In this archived post, we take a look at what polls showed about the American people during the Kennedy years.
Dissatisfaction with democracy is correlated with views on economic conditions, whether key democratic norms are being respected and other issues.
Majorities of Americans foresee widening income gaps, tougher financial times for older Americans and intensifying political divisions.
When Americans peer 30 years into the future, they see a country in decline economically, politically and on the world stage.
Many Nigerians are dissatisfied with Nigeria's democracy and are skeptical about its political and judicial systems. Over half describe the economy as bad.
Americans have mixed expectations for 2019. As has been the case since Trump’s election, Republicans are more optimistic than Democrats.
People in Vietnam, India and South Korea are generally positive about life today in their countries compared with 50 years ago. But in many places, like Latin America, peoples' outlooks are more negative.
Reflecting a time of growing partisan polarization, Republicans and Democrats hold very different views on the impact of many of the nation's institutions.
As elections near, Australians show robust support for their prime minister's dealings in international affairs. But many are frustrated with his handling of the refugee issue, climate change and the economy.
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.