Fact Tank Mar. 20, 2014

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.

Fact Tank Mar. 18, 2014

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.

Fact Tank Mar. 6, 2014

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.

Fact Tank Mar. 4, 2014

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.

Fact Tank Feb. 27, 2014

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.

Fact Tank Feb. 19, 2014

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.

Fact Tank Feb. 18, 2014

Which developing nation leads on mobile payments? Kenya

A majority of Kenyans make or receive payments using cell phones.

Fact Tank Feb. 13, 2014

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.

Fact Tank Feb. 12, 2014

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.

Fact Tank Feb. 4, 2014

The countries that will be most impacted by aging population

An aging population is a looming economic and social burden, particularly in Europe and Northeast Asia, and to a lesser extent in the United States.