GlobalAugust 2, 2016

Number of asylum applications in selected European countries by year

Germany received an unprecedented 442,000 individual first-time asylum applications in 2015 – the highest annual number ever received by a European country over the past 30 years. Asylum applicants to Germany alone accounted for about one-third of Europe’s 2015 asylum seekers.

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GlobalFebruary 22, 2016

The demographic digital divide is real and pervasive

Within nearly every country, Millennials (those ages 18 to 34) are much more likely to be internet and smartphone users compared with those ages 35 and older.

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GlobalFebruary 22, 2016

The strong relationship between per capita income and internet access, smartphone ownership

Internet and smartphone rates are also related to overall country wealth. Richer nations tend to have higher internet access rates and higher reported smartphone ownership.

GlobalNovember 5, 2015

High CO2 Emitters Are Less Intensely Concerned about Climate Change

In nations with high levels of carbon emissions per capita, including the U.S., Australia, Canada and Russia, publics are less likely to express strong worries about climate change.

GlobalJuly 8, 2015

How Many Live on How Much?

Share of global population that lives on a given level of income or consumption.

GlobalOctober 30, 2014

GDP per Capita and Life Satisfaction

To measure international respondents’ well-being, we used the Cantril Ladder question that asks where respondents place themselves on the “ladder of life” with a scale from 0 to 10, and represented the data on a scatterplot.

GlobalJuly 14, 2014

Global Opinions of U.S. Surveillance

Global publics were asked whether the U.S. government’s alleged monitoring of communications from individuals suspected of terrorist activities, American citizens, citizens of the survey countries or the leaders of the survey countries is acceptable or unacceptable. Explore individual country responses with this interactive.

GlobalApril 15, 2014

Global Views on Morality

The Pew Research Center’s 2013 Global Attitudes survey asked 40,117 respondents in 40 countries what they thought about eight topics often discussed as moral issues. Use this interactive to explore the median responses for each question across the 40 countries.

GlobalFebruary 13, 2014

Interactive: Technology Use and National Income

Technology usage is strongly correlated with national income across the countries surveyed.

GlobalJanuary 30, 2014

Global Population by Age, 1950-2050

The population growth in the U.S. and around the world from 1950 to 2010 was rapid—the global population nearly tripled. However, the growth from 2010 to 2050 is projected to be significantly slower and is expected to tilt strongly to the oldest age groups.