Experts are split on whether the coming years will see less misinformation online. Those who foresee improvement hope for technological and societal solutions. Others say bad actors using technology can exploit human vulnerabilities.
Most Democrats are dissatisfied with the nation’s progress on gender equality, while more than half of Republicans say it has been about right.
Though Japanese are split on their democracy’s performance, most endorse representative democracy and back referenda on major policy issues.
Across the world, a median of 78% say representative democracy is a good way to govern their country. Yet, pro-democracy views coexist with openness to nondemocratic forms of governance.