How America Has Changed Since the 2008 Election

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  • role of federal goverment
  • Congress approval rating
  • American leadership in the global marketplace
  • Democrat Party, Republican Party
  • 2012 presidential election, social media
  • Barack Obama, John McCain, 2008 presidential election
  • Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, 2012 Presidential Election
  • President Obama approval rating
  • economy 2012

America's Leadership

The number of Americans who feel America is falling behind globally has nearly doubled in the past four years. In 2008, just 26 percent of Americans believed China led the world in economic production, compared to 41 percent today. 

(Photo: AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)