Indians’ support for Modi, BJP shows an itch for change
The Indian public, by a margin of more than three-to-one, would prefer the Bharatiya Janata Party rather than the ruling Indian National Congress party to lead the next Indian government.
The countries that will be most impacted by aging population
An aging population is a looming economic and social burden, particularly in Europe and Northeast Asia, and to a lesser extent in the United States.
Extremists, cyber-attacks top Americans’ security threat list
While Americans say they want the U.S. to mind its own business and focus on issues at home, they remain concerned about the security threats that face the nation in 2014.
Americans’ foreign policy priorities for 2014
Protecting the U.S. from terrorist attacks and protecting American jobs are the two top foreign policy priorities for Americans in 2014.
Which countries Americans like … and don’t
Americans have strongly favorable views of some allies and negative opinions about a range of others. Some of this is driven by U.S. partisan politics. And history suggests all such opinions are subject to change.
6 global challenges for 2014
Here are some data points that measure how the public in the U.S. and around the world see the challenges ahead for 2014.
The U.S.’s high income gap is met with relatively low public concern
Public awareness of income inequality in the U.S. appears to be out of touch with existing income gaps in contrast to most other countries.
American-Israeli friction on Iran is evident in public opinion
Three-quarters of Israelis have a very unfavorable view of Iran, while only 42% of Americans share such strong negative sentiments.
Facing re-election, Merkel gets mostly high marks for handling of economy
Angela Merkel’s high marks on dealing with the euro crisis may be one reason she leads her chief rival Social Democratic chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrück.
As French, U.S. leaders push for Syria action, their people are united in opposition
The American and French publics, who a decade ago bitterly disagreed over the U.S. invasion of Iraq, now see eye-to-eye on the looming military strike against Syria because of its alleged use of chemical weapons against its own people. In principle they both think there are times when it is necessary to use military force […]