Pew Research CenterNovember 17, 2017

Despite apparent coup in Zimbabwe, armed takeovers have become less common worldwide

Since the end of World War II, there have been 225 successful coups (counting the events in Zimbabwe) in countries with populations greater than 500,000, according to the Center for Systemic Peace, which maintains extensive datasets on various forms of armed conflict and political violence. Most coups occurred during the height of the Cold War, from the 1960s through the 1980s.

HispanicNovember 8, 2017

More than 100,000 Haitian and Central American immigrants face decision on their status in the U.S.

Many immigrants from Haiti and El Salvador are expected to learn in coming weeks whether they can stay in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status.

Pew Research CenterNovember 7, 2017

Russians see World War II, not 1917 revolution, as nation’s most important historical event

Just 8% of Russians believe the Russian Revolution was the country’s most important event of the past century. A 34% plurality says it was World War II.

Pew Research CenterNovember 6, 2017

Dissatisfaction was widespread in Spain even before Catalan secession vote

Catalonia’s recent secession attempts come at a difficult time for Spain. Across the country, people distrust the national government and feel dissatisfied with the way democracy is working in their nation. And Catalans are even more negative on these issues than those living in other regions of Spain, according to a new analysis of data […]

Pew Research CenterNovember 3, 2017

Asian countries on Trump’s trip have largely positive views of U.S. but disagree on policy

While majorities on Trump’s five-country itinerary this month hold favorable views of the U.S., most disapprove of several of his signature policies.

GlobalNovember 2, 2017

How U.S. refugee resettlement in each state has shifted since 2002

The resettlement of refugees in the U.S. has been fairly consistent across the country since 2002, with no state resettling a majority of them. In fiscal year 2017, no state resettled more than 10% of the 53,716 refugees the nation admitted that year.

GlobalOctober 30, 2017

How countries around the world view democracy, military rule and other political systems

Many around the world say representative democracy is a good way to run their country. Compare global views of political systems and read six key findings.

GlobalOctober 25, 2017

How Americans, Mexicans see each other differs for those closer to border

Amid tense relations between the U.S. and Mexico, one of the factors affecting the way Mexicans and Americans view each other is proximity to the border.

GlobalOctober 17, 2017

Amid decline in international adoptions to U.S., boys outnumber girls for the first time

Americans adopted around 5,370 children from other countries in fiscal year 2016. For the first time, males outnumbered females among adoptees from abroad.

GlobalOctober 16, 2017

How people in Asia-Pacific view China

Ahead of the 19th National Congress in China, read key findings about how the country is viewed by its neighbors.