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Americans' views of national conditions remain sour, with 18% satisfied with the way things are going and the Economic Confidence Index holding at -43.

Views of corruption in Pakistan reached new highs in 2022. Economic conditions have continued to worsen after devastating floods, leaving millions to struggle.

The public's confidence in financial institutions varies widely worldwide and is related to confidence in government.

No more than 38% of Americans are confident in U.S. economic leadership within Congress or the Biden administration.

Americans' perspectives on what's ailing the country most were largely steady in April, except for sharp increases in those mentioning crime and guns.

Twenty-three percent of U.S. adults are satisfied with the way things are going. Forty-eight percent are "very dissatisfied," down from 66% in 2021.

Majorities of Americans predict negative outcomes in 2023 for a host of economic, political, societal and international issues.

After Republicans gained control of the House and Democrats held their Senate majority, Americans' opinions of the two major parties are unchanged.

Americans' views about their federal government are complex and often paradoxical.

Americans are giving the elections less thought and are less enthusiastic about voting than in 2018, a year of unprecedented voter turnout.

Registered voters rate the economy as the most important factor influencing their vote this midterm election cycle, but abortion and crime are close behind.

A 54% majority of Americans say the federal government has too much power, with little variation in this view since 2017.

Americans' trust in the three branches of the federal government continues to be low, while they have more trust in state and local governments.

Americans' confidence in the federal government to handle problems abroad has recovered six percentage points after tumbling last year.

Americans' ratings of the CIA and FBI have recovered somewhat after sharp drops last year. The public is increasingly critical of the job the Federal Reserve Board is doing.

Twenty-one percent of Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S., up from 17% in August and 13% in July.

Two years after the Beirut port explosion, the Lebanese justice system's inability to hold officials accountable has sapped confidence in the country's courts.