Fact Tank Nov. 12, 2014

Unrest in the Middle East taking a toll on people’s outlooks

The pervasive conflicts that have gripped the Middle East over recent years have also taken a serious toll on the outlook of people across the region.

Fact Tank Nov. 8, 2014

With 41% of global wealth in the hands of less than 1%, elites and citizens agree inequality is a top priority

People with a net worth of more than $1 million represent just 0.7% of the global population, but they have 41% of the world’s wealth. Meanwhile, those with a net worth of less than $10,000 represent 69% of the population, but just 3% of global wealth.

Fact Tank Nov. 7, 2014

At APEC: Americans, Japanese are most skeptical that trade leads to more jobs

The Japanese (69%) and Americans (68%) are among the least convinced in APEC countries that trade is good for their nation. They are also far less convinced – Americans 20%, Japanese 15% – that international commerce generates jobs.

Fact Tank Nov. 7, 2014

Inequality, joblessness are top threats in 2015, World Economic Forum experts say

Growing economic inequality, increasing joblessness, global pollution and severe weather events are among the world’s most pressing threats experts say.

Fact Tank Nov. 6, 2014

East Germans now as satisfied with life as West Germans

Twenty five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, East Germans are now as satisfied with life as West Germans.

Fact Tank Oct. 31, 2014

The Turkish people don’t look favorably upon the U.S., or any other country, really

Since we began polling the Turkish people in 2002, never have more than three-in-ten held a favorable view of the U.S.

Fact Tank Oct. 30, 2014

When it comes to happiness, money matters

The different direction of economic fortunes since the Great Recession has had a major impact on life satisfaction in countries around the world.

Fact Tank Oct. 27, 2014

Brazil continues South America’s incumbent streak

In recent decades, no incumbents from the 10 Latin American countries in South America have lost bids for re-election.

Fact Tank Oct. 24, 2014

Consumer sentiment in U.S. and Europe diverging, along with their economic outlooks

Consumer confidence is rising in the U.S., reflecting its continued modest growth. But confidence has taken a tumble in Europe, which is still struggling to achieve significant, sustainable growth.

Fact Tank Oct. 23, 2014

Where people say giving bribes gets you ahead in life

Whether it’s to cover up a scandal or score a business contract – the act of bribery is widespread across the world.