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.
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.
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.
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.
How Many Live on How Much?
Share of global population that lives on a given level of income or consumption.
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.
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.
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.
Interactive: Technology Use and National Income
Technology usage is strongly correlated with national income across the countries surveyed.
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.