Fact Tank Sep. 24, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa makes progress against poverty but has long way to go

As the UN looks to adopt new goals for the next 15 years, sub-Saharan Africa still lags behind other developing regions in the areas of poverty, health care and education.

Fact Tank Sep. 23, 2015

Seven-in-ten people globally live on $10 or less per day

The urgency expressed by Pope Francis on global poverty and inequality is grounded in harsh reality. 4.4 billion people – 71% of the global population of 6.2 billion – lived on $10 or less per day in 2011, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of the most recently available data.

Fact Tank Sep. 22, 2015

6 facts about how Americans and Chinese see each other

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s tour of the United States comes at a time of many tensions between the two nations. Our surveys capture American public opinion toward China, and Chinese public opinion toward the U.S.

Fact Tank Sep. 17, 2015

Indians adore Modi

One year after history-making political change swept the country, Indians’ fervor for their leader Narendra Modi has not abated. A new poll in India shows the public’s views of the country’s direction and the economy are on the rise.

Fact Tank Sep. 16, 2015

Key findings about Africans’ views on economy, challenges

Sub-Saharan Africans are feeling positive about their current and long-term economic prospects compared with those in other regions of the world. However, they still see the need for more foreign aid and are concerned about the serious challenges facing them, especially when it comes to better health care and jobs.

Fact Tank Aug. 17, 2015

Brazil’s corruption scandal, economy drive Rousseff’s ratings to record low

Rousseff’s political woes have raised the prospect of impeachment proceedings and brought out hundreds of thousands of protestors across the country on Sunday, many chanting “Dilma Out.”

Fact Tank Aug. 14, 2015

People in U.S., Latin America approve of renewing U.S. ties with Cuba

Nearly three-quarters of U.S. adults (73%) say they approve of the U.S. renewing ties with Cuba. A similar median of 77% across five Latin American countries surveyed also approve of this action.

Aug. 14, 2015

Why the former USSR has far fewer men than women

This region in Eastern Europe has been predominately female since at least WWII.

Fact Tank Aug. 4, 2015

70 years after Hiroshima, opinions have shifted on use of atomic bomb

This first use of a nuclear weapon by any nation has long divided Americans and Japanese. Americans have consistently approved of this attack and have said it was justified. The Japanese have not. But opinions are changing: Americans are less and less supportive of their use of atomic weapons, and the Japanese are more and more opposed.

Fact Tank Jul. 30, 2015

Number of women leaders around the world has grown, but they’re still a small group

Women account for 49.6% of the global population, but just 9.3% of today’s top national leaders.