An investigation published by the site www.pewresearch.org indicates that opinions on both sides vary by country and even by partisan inclination and there are differences as to what needs more fixing, whether the political or economic system.
Around four in 10 people in the four countries surveyed in November and December 2020 (the United States, France, Germany and the United Kingdom) describe their economic or political system as something that needs at least major changes, if not a complete reform.
But what people prioritize -and whether they prioritize both economic and political changes- varies from country to country, according to analysis of the Pew Research Center data.
The research argues that Americans prioritize political reforms over economic ones and Germans the opposite.
In the United States there are more people who say that the political system needs changes rather than the economic one. About one in five Americans (18 percent) think their political system needs a complete overhaul, and another 47 percent say it requires major changes. 10 percent and 40 percent, respectively, say the same about the economic system.
The research shows that the opposite is true in Germany compared to other countries, with more people saying that their economic system at least needs major changes than they say about political changes.
In France and the United Kingdom, similar percentages show the need to reform political and economic mechanisms.