Majorities of Americans say the tone of political debate in the country has become more negative, less respectful, less fact-based and less substantive in recent years.
Partisan divides in America are as wide as they’ve ever been in the modern political era. But what about those who identify as independents?
Many who use social media say they regularly see false or misleading content, but also view these platforms as offering new avenues for political engagement.
Many South Africans are dissatisfied with the state of their democracy. Confidence in some civic institutions declined from 1990 to 2013.
Dissatisfaction with democracy is correlated with views on economic conditions, whether key democratic norms are being respected and other issues.
Across 27 countries, more people are unhappy with the state of democracy in their countries than satisfied. Discontent with democracy is tied to concerns about the economy, individual rights and out-of-touch elites.
A majority of Americans see at least some effect of climate change where they live. Partisans differ over the effects of climate policies.
Majorities in many countries say global climate change is a major threat to their nation. Global concerns about climate change have risen since 2013.
Gender differences in the U.S. about the size and scope of government have been evident for more than a decade, but they have widened in recent years.
The share of Latinos who say there are too many immigrants living in the United States has declined sharply since 2002.