For the U.S. and Japan, legacy of WWII is still painful
The U.S. dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki has long divided Americans and Japanese: 56% of Americans say it was justified, versus 14% of Japanese.
How Americans and Japanese see each other
We asked people in both countries if they associated particular words such as “hardworking,” “inventive” or “selfish” with people in the other country.
Obama to meet Latin American leaders amid positive views of U.S. in the region
A 2014 Pew Research Center survey of 43 countries showed that a median of 65% of people in Latin America had a positive view of the U.S.
5 facts to help understand the U.S.-Japan relationship
While Americans and Japanese trust each other, both are wary of China, and they differ in their views of what role Japan’s military should play.
6 facts about public opinion in Nigeria before election day
Nigerians head to the polls this weekend for a long-delayed presidential election. Here’s what they had to say about the state of their country when we surveyed them in the spring of 2014.
10 facts about technology use in the emerging world
In our survey of thousands of people across 32 emerging and developing nations, we found some notable data points that might have been lost in the fray.
Anti-Russian views on the rise in Poland
Polish animosity for Russia surged in our spring 2014 survey, with 81% saying they had an unfavorable view.
Key takeaways on technology use in emerging and developing nations
Our new report looks at how people perceive the internet’s impact on their lives, how many people access it and who they are, and what people do online.
Americans (especially Republicans) distrustful of Iran as nuclear deal looms
Polls show an American public that is deeply skeptical of an agreement and shows little trust in Iran’s leadership.
How do Americans stand out from the rest of the world?
Americans are set apart from people in other nations we surveyed by their emphasis on individualism and work ethic, as well as their religiosity and optimism.