For the first time in six years, more people in America say that the U.S. – not China – is the world’s leading economic power, according to our new survey.
The share of teens working summer jobs has dwindled, from well over half as recently as the 1980s to less than a third last year.
Publics of key NATO member nations blame Russia for the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, but few support sending arms to Ukraine. And half of Russians see NATO as a military threat, while Ukrainians favor joining NATO.
In the wake of the euro currency crisis, public support for the EU and the belief that European economic integration was good for one’s country had declined precipitously across Europe, reaching a low point in 2013. But in 2015, favorable views of the EU and faith in the efficacy of creating a single market are generally rebounding in major EU member states.
Survey Report The new Republican-led Congress is drawing harsh reviews from the public – including most Republicans. Just 23% of Americans say congressional Republicans are keeping the promises they made during last fall’s campaign, while 65% say they are not. Nearly four-in-ten (37%) say the new Congress has accomplished less than they expected, while 4% […]
More than half (50.9%) of the nation's nearly 8 million unemployed for April are ages 16 to 34 – even though that group makes up just over a third of the civilian labor force.
Americans recognize stocks as the feature of the economy that's recovered the most strongly from the Great Recession. But inflation means the market's gains aren't quite as robust as they might first appear.
There were 1.8 unemployed people per job opening in January, another indicator of the improving jobs situation.
Survey Report The public makes sharp distinctions about which groups have benefited – and which have not – from the economic policies the government has put in place since the start of the recession. Majorities say that large banks, large corporations and the wealthy have been helped a great deal or a fair amount by […]
People in emerging and developing countries around the world are on balance unhappy with the way their political systems are working.