World Population by Income
How Many Live on How Much, and Where
Global Indicators Database
Updated in June with polling data from 2015 spring survey
Percentage of Households that Have a Car, Bicycle or Motorcycle in 44 Countries
Internet Access Strongly Related to Per Capita Income
Across the emerging and developing nations surveyed, internet access is closely linked to national income
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 Opportunity Quiz
How do you get ahead in life? By having a good education? Knowing the right people? What about just being lucky? Take our 7-question global opportunity quiz to rank these and other attributes in terms of their importance to success in life.
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.