Most of the world supports globalization in theory, but many question it in practice
People across the globe are of two minds about globalization: in principle, most believe it’s good for their country; in practice many – especially those in advanced economies – are not so sure it’s good for them personally.
10 big questions the Pew Research Center has tackled in the past decade
For Pew Research’s 10-year anniversary, here’s a list of 10 big research questions we’ve answered over the years that speak to broad ways that America and the world is changing.
In its peaceful nature and uncertain outcome, Scotland’s independence vote stands out
Scotland’s independence referendum stands out from most other such votes in two ways: its peaceful nature and doubt as to its outcome.
The countries most optimistic and pessimistic about their economic future
When it comes to how their economics will fare in the next year, the public is remarkably upbeat in a handful of nations and particularly pessimistic in a number of others.
Journal Study: Half of government-rebel power-sharing agreements fail
Power-sharing agreements aimed at resolving conflicts within countries between governments and insurgent groups have a mixed record of success, according to a new study.
Russian poll: Putin faces limited opposition from his public on Ukraine
Despite criticism from the West on his actions in the Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin faces far fewer questions from a public that draws a distinction between support for separatist rebels and having a direct role in the continued violence in eastern Ukraine.
Despite rocky diplomatic relations, Venezuelan public prefers U.S. to Cuba
Venezuelans have very different views of two of the nation’s most important trade partners: the United States and Cuba.
Who are the Iraqi Kurds?
While the Kurds are a crucial part of Iraq’s political makeup, they are an ethnic group, not a distinct religious sect within Islam.
U.S., China compete to woo Africa
Neither world power has a clear advantage when it comes to the hearts and minds of people in Africa.
Support for Turkey’s Erdogan drops sharply in Middle East
Amid continued unrest in the region, support for Erdogan has dropped significantly in four of the seven Middle Eastern nations surveyed since last year.