After record migration, 80% of Syrian asylum applicants approved to stay in Europe
In all, more than half a million asylum seekers from Syria during the 2015-16 migration surge had received permission to stay in Europe as of Dec. 31, 2016.
5 facts about government debt around the world
Public debt has increased sharply in many countries in recent years, particularly during and after the Great Recession.
Going into election, Germans are happy with their economy and political establishment
An overwhelming 86% of Germans believe their economy is doing well, up from 75% last year. Germans are also happy with their political establishment.
4 charts on how people around the world see education
People around the world disagree about which is more important to emphasize in school: creative thinking or basic academic skills and discipline.
In global popularity contest, U.S. and China – not Russia – vie for first
China is particularly well-liked in Latin America and the Middle East, while the U.S. fares better in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
6 trends in international public opinion from our Global Indicators Database
Read six noteworthy trends in global public opinion, drawn from our newly updated Global Indicators Database.
Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world
Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. Here are some questions and answers about their public opinions and demographics.
Few see EU as world’s top economic power despite its relative might
The European Union ranks as the world’s second-largest economy by gross domestic product, but few people globally see it as an economic leader ahead of China or the United States.
Globally, more people see U.S. power and influence as a major threat
Across 30 nations, a median of 38% now say U.S. power and influence poses a major threat to their country, up 13 percentage points from 2013.
Border wall is Trump’s least popular policy internationally
People around the world strongly disapprove of Trump’s signature policies, but his planned U.S.-Mexico border wall stands out for its unpopularity.