Obama visits Asia amid regional concerns about China
President Obama’s trip to Asia this week comes at a time when many U.S. allies in the region are concerned about China’s intentions.
Europeans hold more liberal views on moral issues
Europeans are consistently more liberal than Latin Americans, Asians, Africans, and Middle Easterners when it comes to judging what things are morally acceptable or not.
Many around the world see climate change as a major threat
An international panel of scientists warned yesterday of that the world is already experiencing the effects of climate change and it will get worse — highlighting a problem that people in many countries see as a major threat.
The world gives Saudi Arabia poor marks on freedoms
Americans are not the only ones who give Saudi Arabia poor marks on how the country treats its citizens: A median of just 18% across 39 countries surveyed said the Saudi government respects individual rights.
U.S.-French views of each other much improved as Hollande pays a visit
About six-in-ten Americans have a favorable view of France, much improved after tensions over Iraq in 2003.
French more accepting of infidelity than people in other countries
French President Francois Hollande has been dealing with revelations of an affair he has been having with an actress, but he leads a country that has a more tolerant view than others of these matters.
Four-in-ten Chinese see U.S. military presence in East Asia as a threat
While only 12% of Chinese regard the U.S. as an enemy, 41% see the U.S. military presence in East Asia as a major threat to their country and 63% see the U.S. as the nation posing the greatest threat to China.
The global consensus: Inequality is a major problem
One of the most striking findings from a recent Pew Research Center survey of general publics across the globe was the degree to which people see the gap between rich and poor as a major challenge. In 31 of 39 nations, half or more of those polled said inequality is a very big problem in their country.
Few Americans trust Pakistan
Only 10% of Americans believe the U.S. can trust Pakistan a great deal or a fair amount.
Sentencing of former party boss Bo Xilai puts focus on China corruption concerns
The case of Bo Xilai, sentenced last weekend to life imprisonment, highlights an increasing central issue in Chinese politics: political corruption.