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Global Jul. 18, 2013

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.

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Global Jul. 18, 2013

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.

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Religion Jun. 6, 2013

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.

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Global May. 23, 2013

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.

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Global May. 13, 2013

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.

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Religion Apr. 8, 2013

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.

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Hispanic Oct. 1, 2012

Map: Mapping the 2012 Latino Electorate

A map showing key characteristics of Latino eligible voters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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Religion Sep. 27, 2012

Map: Controversies Over Mosques and Islamic Centers Across the U.S.

This interactive map provides a brief overview, based on news reports, of 35 proposed mosques and Islamic centers that have encountered community resistance in the last two years.

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Hispanic Sep. 19, 2012

Map: Hispanic Population in Select U.S. Metropolitan Areas

Characteristics of the 60 metropolitan areas with the largest Hispanic populations.

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Hispanic Sep. 6, 2012

Map: Population Distribution of Hispanic Origin Groups, by County

A map showing the distribution of all Hispanics and the six largest Hispanic origin groups in the U.S., by county.