A survey done by the Pew Research Center this past spring found that many Americans believe their country’s influence in the world has been getting weaker rather than stronger over the past few years.
About 32% of adults in the U.S. say that their country’s influence on the world stage has stayed roughly the same.
In the Pew report, it was also found that many Americans who do not support the governing party are more likely to believe that their country’s influence is getting weaker.
People who have a negative view of their democracy, whether or not people can have an effect on politics, are also more likely to say their country’s influence in the world is weakening. People’s answers to this question also depend on how they feel about the long-term economic future of children in their country.
Nearly everywhere where people were polled, those who thought their children would be worse off financially than their parents were also more likely to say that their country’s influence around the world was getting weaker.
The findings of the report can be read by clicking here.