Many across the globe are dissatisfied with how democracy is working

Many across the globe are dissatisfied with how democracy is working Findings from a new Pew Research Center report show views about the performance of democratic systems are decidedly negative in many nations. Across 27 countries polled, a median of 51% are dissatisfied with how democracy is working in their country; just 45% are satisfied.

In many countries, dissatisfaction with democracy is tied to views about economic conditions, personal rights.

5 trends in international public opinion from our searchable Global Indicators Database Since 2002, Pew Research Center has conducted more than 500,000 interviews with people in 64 countries to learn their views about international and domestic politics, economics and other front-burner topics. Our newly updated Global Indicators Database serves as an interactive repository of these findings. Explore public opinion around the world by country, region, subject area and year and read about five noteworthy trends in global public opinion.

Fewer than a third of countries currently have a military draft; most exclude women Across the world, 60 countries have some form of currently active conscription program, and most of these countries limit it to males. Another 23 countries, including the U.S., authorize a military draft but do not currently implement it.

A changing world: global views on diversity, gender equality, family life and the importance of religion Is diversity on the rise? Has gender equality increased? Does religion play a more or less important role than in the past? And are family ties stronger or weaker than they used to be? Pew Research Center posed these questions to 30,133 people in 27 countries.

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