As Nigeria delays election due to security, 6 facts about public opinion
In the midst of intense fighting between government forces and Boko Haram, Nigerians head to the polls this weekend for a critical presidential election. Here’s what they had to say about the state of their country when we surveyed them in spring 2014.
Who’s having a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ day around the world
Pew Research’s annual Global Attitudes surveys starts by asking respondents how they would describe their day. A median of nearly two-thirds (65%) across 44 countries surveyed in spring 2014 responded that they were having a typical day.
Global worries about corruption are on the rise
Across 34 emerging and developing economies, a median of 76% say corrupt political leaders are a very big problem in their country. Yet, not many people in these nations say giving bribes is essential for getting ahead in life.
Inequality, joblessness are top threats in 2015, World Economic Forum experts say
Growing economic inequality, increasing joblessness, global pollution and severe weather events are among the world’s most pressing threats experts say.
The Turkish people don’t look favorably upon the U.S., or any other country, really
Since we began polling the Turkish people in 2002, never have more than three-in-ten held a favorable view of the U.S.
What is the greatest threat to the world? Depends on where you live
Prior to the most recent Ebola outbreak in the western parts of the continent, a median of 32% across the seven African nations polled feared infectious disease as the top danger. In the Middle East, the top danger is ethnic and religious hatred.
Support for Turkey’s Erdogan drops sharply in Middle East
Amid continued unrest in the region, support for Erdogan has dropped significantly in four of the seven Middle Eastern nations surveyed since last year.
El-Sisi likely to win Egypt election, but questions about mandate remain
Low turnout in Egypt’s presidential election has raised concerns that a victory for former general Abdel Fattah El-Sisi would leave the government without a sufficient mandate.
Presidential vote may not bridge regional divide in Ukraine
Businessman Petro Poroshenko is the leading candidate for president in this weekend’s Ukraine election, but he faces a major hurdle in bridging the country’s east-west divide.
Support for al Qaeda was low before (and after) Osama bin Laden’s death
Support for al Qaeda, the terrorist organization that Osama bin Laden founded, was low among the Muslim publics surveyed in 2010, and remained low in 2013, two years after bin Laden’s ignominious end.