Americans and Germans differ on approach to Russia
Not since the end of the Cold War has Russia loomed so large in German-American relations, due in large part to recent developments in Ukraine.
5 key takeaways about the U.S.-German relationship
Although Americans and Germans were adversaries in World War II, they became allies during the Cold War and remain strategic trading and military partners today. Our survey, conducted in association with the Bertelsmann Foundation, shows that the relationship faces new challenges.
U.S. voter turnout trails most developed countries
Among the 34 countries in the OECD, the U.S. ranks 31st in terms of turnout among the voting-age population, but seventh in terms of turnout among registered voters.
40 years after fall of Saigon, Vietnamese see U.S. as key ally
Four decades after the controversial war, the Vietnamese public sees the United States as a helpful ally and even embraces some of the core tenets of capitalism.
Refugees stream into Europe, where they are not welcomed with open arms
Many Europeans, especially in the continent’s south, hold negative views of immigrants and are concerned about new arrivals from outside the EU.
Car, bike or motorcycle? Depends on where you live
In asking people in 44 countries which of these they owned, we found notable differences between economically advanced nations, emerging markets and developing countries.
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.