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.
What’s morally acceptable? It depends on where in the world you live
A new Global Morality Interactive, based on a survey conducted last year, shows how people in 40 countries view behaviors ranging from extramarital affairs to using contraceptives.
In India, few use social media to share political views
While half of Indian internet users regularly access social media sites, such as Facebook or Twitter, only about a third of these users share views about politics on these social networks.
Michelle Obama to visit China, focus on education
Given other economic and environmental problems, however, education is not high on the minds of the Chinese public.
Many Russians agree that it is natural for them to have an empire
In a spring 2012 survey, 44% of Russians agreed that a Russian empire is natural.
Americans’ views of Mexico, Canada diverge as Obama attends ‘Three Amigos’ summit
President Obama meets with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts at a time when the U.S. public has a positive view of Canada, but more lukewarm feelings toward Mexico.