GlobalApril 21, 2017

Smartphones are common in advanced economies, but digital divides remain

In each of 14 countries surveyed in 2016, nearly all people reported owning a mobile phone. But the shares who own a smartphone vary considerably.

GlobalApril 21, 2017

5 charts showing where France’s National Front draws its support

Ahead of the first round of the French presidential election, here are five charts outlining the support for the country’s populist, far-right National Front.

GlobalApril 20, 2017

Not everyone in advanced economies is using social media

Many in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan do not report regularly visiting social media sites. But majorities in all of the 14 countries surveyed say they at least use the internet.

GlobalApril 5, 2017

Americans hold very negative views of North Korea amid nuclear tensions

Overall, 78% of Americans have an unfavorable view of the communist nation ruled by Kim Jong Un, with 61% holding a very unfavorable opinion.

U.S. PoliticsApril 3, 2017

As Republicans’ views improve, Americans give the economy its highest marks since financial crisis

Nearly six-in-ten people in the United States say the economic situation is very or somewhat good, the most positive assessment of the economy since 2007.

GlobalMarch 24, 2017

Applications for U.S. visa lottery more than doubled since 2007

For fiscal year 2017, about 19 million people applied for the U.S. diversity visa program, otherwise known as the visa lottery.

GlobalMarch 16, 2017

China outpaces India in internet access, smartphone ownership

India and China have long had a competitive relationship and have emerged as major economic powers. But in the digital space, China has a clear advantage.

GlobalMarch 15, 2017

European asylum applications remained near record levels in 2016

In 2016, European Union countries, Norway and Switzerland received more than 1.2 million asylum applications, below the record 1.3 million applications received in 2015.

GlobalMarch 14, 2017

In Trump presidency, nearly 2,500 refugees have entered U.S. from six travel-restricted countries

The number of refugees from the six travel-restricted countries represents 32% of all refugees who have entered the U.S. since Trump took office.

GlobalMarch 8, 2017

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

The list of female world leaders is still relatively short despite years of progress. Even when women have made it to power, they’ve rarely led for a long time.