The world gives Saudi Arabia poor marks on freedoms
Americans are not the only ones who give Saudi Arabia poor marks on how the country treats its citizens: A median of just 18% across 39 countries surveyed said the Saudi government respects individual rights.
Even before Ukraine crisis, views of Putin had grown more negative in U.S., Europe
Vladimir Putin’s third term as Russia’s president had already been marked by clear signs of his intention to reassert his country as a world power before his move to annex Crimea. But whatever impact the latest events have on international opinion about Putin, views about him in the U.S. and allied countries had already turned negative compared to his first took office in 2000.
Michelle Obama to visit China, focus on education
Given other economic and environmental problems, however, education is not high on the minds of the Chinese public.
Regional polls show few Ukrainians, Russians want a united, single state
Most in Russia and the Ukraine favor the free movement of people and goods between the two nations, and relatively few support the wholesale merger of Ukraine with Russia.
Many Russians agree that it is natural for them to have an empire
In a spring 2012 survey, 44% of Russians agreed that a Russian empire is natural.
Indians’ support for Modi, BJP shows an itch for change
The Indian public, by a margin of more than three-to-one, would prefer the Bharatiya Janata Party rather than the ruling Indian National Congress party to lead the next Indian government.
Americans’ views of Mexico, Canada diverge as Obama attends ‘Three Amigos’ summit
President Obama meets with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts at a time when the U.S. public has a positive view of Canada, but more lukewarm feelings toward Mexico.
Which developing nation leads on mobile payments? Kenya
A majority of Kenyans make or receive payments using cell phones.
Emerging nations catching up to U.S. on technology adoption, especially mobile and social media use
Within a remarkably short period of time, some developing nations are catching up to the U.S. in technology use.
As the population grays, Americans stay upbeat
Only about one-in-four Americans say the growing number of older people is a major problem for the country.