Learning a foreign language a ‘must’ in Europe, not so in America
Studying a second foreign language for at least one year is compulsory in more than 20 European countries. In most European countries, students begin studying their first foreign language as a compulsory school subject between the ages of 6 and 9.
Brazilians’ views of U.S. rebound as wounds of NSA scandal heal
Revelations in September 2013 that the U.S. government had monitored the private communications of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff had strained relations between the two countries.
40 years after fall of Saigon, Vietnamese see U.S. as key ally
Four decades after the controversial war, the Vietnamese public sees the United States as a helpful ally and even embraces some of the core tenets of capitalism.
Obama to meet Latin American leaders amid positive views of U.S. in the region
A 2014 Pew Research Center survey of 43 countries showed that a median of 65% of people in Latin America had a positive view of the U.S.
Anti-Russian views on the rise in Poland
Polish animosity for Russia surged in our spring 2014 survey, with 81% saying they had an unfavorable view.
Modi’s visit to U.S. builds on positive feelings between Indians and Americans
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is making his first visit to the U.S. at a time when people in each country have favorable views of each other.
Despite rocky diplomatic relations, Venezuelan public prefers U.S. to Cuba
Venezuelans have very different views of two of the nation’s most important trade partners: the United States and Cuba.
Majority in U.S. back trade treaty Obama likely to discuss on Japan trip
Trade will likely be a topic of discussion when President Obama visits Japan on Wednesday. Most Americans see trade with Japan as a good thing and back a treaty on Pacific trade.
Russians say Islamic extremist groups are top concern
More than half of Russians say Islamic extremist groups are a major threat to their country.
Tough questions ahead for China on its treatment of citizens
China today will undergo its second Universal Periodic Review of its human rights record by the United Nations Human Rights Council at a time when a survey shows that few publics around the world believe the nation respects the liberties of its citizens.