GlobalNovember 22, 2016

Among democracies, U.S. stands out in how it chooses its head of state

No other democratic nation fills its top job quite the way the U.S. does, and only a handful are even similar.

GlobalNovember 15, 2016

In three African nations, U.S. and China seen as best examples of a developed economy

People in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria overwhelmingly point to the United States and China, the world’s two largest economies.

GlobalNovember 10, 2016

In nine countries, 20% or more born there have migrated or sought refuge abroad

Some 244 million people worldwide have left their countries of birth – many seeking improved economic opportunities or fleeing physical danger – but the impact of out-migration has been uneven worldwide.

GlobalNovember 2, 2016

Italy on track to surpass Greece in refugee arrivals for 2016

With nearly 160,000 arrivals so far in 2016, Italy may surpass Greece as Europe’s new focal point for refugee flows.

GlobalOctober 28, 2016

American public, foreign policy experts sharply disagree over involvement in global economy

Is America’s involvement in the world economy good for the nation? The U.S. public and international relations scholars appear to disagree.

GlobalOctober 12, 2016

Americans more tolerant of offensive speech than others in the world

Enshrined in the Bill of Rights, free expression is a bedrock American principle, and Americans tend to express stronger support for free expression than many others around the world.

GlobalOctober 5, 2016

Key facts about the world’s refugees

With the number of displaced people in the world at more than 60 million in 2015, the plight of refugees has gained new prominence.

GlobalOctober 5, 2016

U.S. admits record number of Muslim refugees in 2016

A total of 38,901 Muslim refugees entered the U.S. in fiscal year 2016, making up almost half (46%) of the nearly 85,000 refugees who entered the country in that period.

GlobalSeptember 30, 2016

Hungarians share Europe’s embrace of democratic principles but are less tolerant of refugees, minorities

A combination of strong anti-refugee sentiment and above-average disdain for minority groups sets Hungary apart from many of its fellow European Union nations.

GlobalSeptember 20, 2016

Favorable views of the UN prevail in Europe, Asia and U.S.

Majorities or pluralities in 17 of 19 countries we surveyed have a positive view of the United Nations.