A Rorschach test for the observers of Greece

For several years, a majority of Greek citizens expected that their life would get worse next year. Looking at polling data, I saw that many Greeks still expect that their life situation will deteriorate, but the percentage of respondents saying that their life will get worse next year as fallen:…

A poll of amazingly humble Chinese citizens

This made my evening. WSJ's China Real Time asked people on the street in what looks like Beijing whether, in the aftermath of the events in Yemen, China should start flexing its muscles. I think the most interesting responses were given when the reporters asked: Do you see a day…

Are you satisfied with the way things are going in your country?

George Gao from Pew Research recently pointed out that American respondents stand out from other advanced economies because they are significantly more likely to say they were “having a particularly good day.” According to this Pew survey, 41 percent characterized their day as “particularly good” in contrast with only 21…