Map: Global Image of the United Nations
See what percentage of the population of select countries have a favorable view of the United Nations. Overall, the UN retains a strong global image.
Map: Global Views of Russia
The global opinion of Russia is mixed, with negative views widespread in the Middle East and Europe. See which countries have a favorable or unfavorable view of Russia.
Map: World’s Leading Economic Power
The U.S. is still seen as the world’s leading economic power by pluralities or majorities in 22 of the 39 countries polled. China is seen as dominant in eight countries, with the remaining nine divided in their opinions.
Maps: Global Views of the U.S. and China
Overall, global attitudes toward America are positive. In 28 of 38 nations, half or more of those surveyed express a favorable opinion of the U.S. Meanwhile, China is viewed favorably in just 19 of 38 nations.
State Policies on Same-Sex Marriage
Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage in 2003. To date, 12 states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage, while 30 states have amended their constitutions to ban gay marriage. This map shows the change in each state’s policy over time.
Map: Economic Attitudes Across 39 Countries
Publics around the world are decidedly unhappy about their nations’ economies. However, citizens of emerging market countries are overall more pleased with their economies than are people in advanced or developing economies.
European Union: The Latest Casualty of the Euro Crisis
Europe’s ongoing economic crisis has engendered a crisis of confidence in the European project. Explore the public views on various issues throughout the country.
Map: State Legislation Restricting Use of Foreign or Religious Law
Between 2010 and 2012, lawmakers in at least 32 states introduced bills to ban state courts from considering foreign or religious laws in their decisions.