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Americans support strict border control and fair pathways for immigrants entering the U.S. illegally. Public opinion favors both deportation and citizenship options.

鶹ýAV surveys show South Africans are disenchanted with their current leadership and a plethora of other issues as they head to the polls next week.

As India votes in the world's biggest-ever democratic election, 鶹ýAV data show that economic optimism and confidence in the government, institutions and infrastructure remain high.

Seven in 10 Americans say they have given a lot of thought to the election, on par with readings in 2008 and 2020 when voter turnout was high.

Americans continue to lack confidence in key leaders' ability to do the right thing for the economy.

Immigration remains the most important problem facing the U.S. for the third month running, and it is a uniquely polarizing issue.

Joe Biden's 38.7% average job approval rating during his 13th quarter in office is essentially unchanged from the previous quarter and is the lowest for any president's 13th quarter historically.

Ahead of Ecuador's security referendum on Sunday, 鶹ýAV data show no other region in the world, apart from active war zones, feels less secure than Guayas.

Across a range of indicators, from the national government to the judiciary, the U.S. performs worse than its counterparts in the G7.

More Americans now say the U.S. is not doing enough to assist Ukraine in its war with Russia, while a majority still favor helping Ukraine reclaim its territory.

With a general election on the horizon, Britons are less satisfied than the rest of Western Europe with how their local communities are functioning.

Social & Policy Issues

More U.S. adults now than a year ago say they own an electric vehicle, but more also say they would not consider buying one.

The 2024 election isn't sparking unusually high or low enthusiasm among the American public. Republicans hold a slight enthusiasm edge over Democrats.

Americans are less likely now than in 2020 to think Joe Biden possesses a number of positive personal qualities. He still rates far better than Donald Trump for likability, but much worse than Trump for strong leadership.

Roughly equal percentages of Americans say only Trump, only Biden or neither would make a good president. Independents are skeptical of both.

Inflation and immigration rank among Americans' top issue concerns for the country when asked about national problems in March.

A majority of U.S. adults now disapprove of Israel's military action in Gaza, a shift from the prior survey in November.

Biden's job approval rating is 40%, while ratings of his handling of the economy, foreign affairs and the Middle East situation are below his overall approval.

China and Russia are the top countries Americans name as the greatest U.S. enemy, but mentions of each are down. More now name Iran and the U.S. itself.

About six in 10 Americans think the COVID-19 pandemic is over, but roughly the same proportion of adults say their lives are not back to normal.