Overall, 38% of Americans have a favorable opinion of China, down slightly from 44% in 2017. Concerns about China include economic threats, cyberattacks, environmental damage and human rights.
More countries still name the U.S. as the foremost economic power than say the same of China. And, even in nations that welcome China’s economic growth, few feel similarly about its growing military might.
As ownership of mobile phones, especially smartphones, spreads rapidly across the globe, there are still notable numbers of people in emerging economies who don't have access to mobile phones. And even phone owners struggle with connectivity, costs and security issues.
Despite improvements in recent decades, the former East Germany trails the former West on several important economic measures.
Spain's public is concerned about democracy, inequality and their children’s financial future. But views of the economy have rebounded overall.
There is widespread, consistent pessimism among Argentines about the nation’s direction. Many say the country’s economic situation is bad.
Unfavorable opinion of China in the U.S. is at its highest level in 14 years of polling. Americans also increasingly see China as a threat, and more than half see friction in the current bilateral economic relationship.
When compared with other wealthy nations, the U.S. is unique in that a large share of its population prays every day.
Many Indonesians are satisfied with the state of their democracy, and more describe the country’s current and future economic situation as good.
Worldwide, an estimated $625 billion (USD) was sent by migrants to individuals in their home countries in 2017, a 7% increase from 2016, when the amount was $586 billion, according to economists at the World Bank. This increase follows two consecutive years of decline.