Fact Tank May. 7, 2015

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.

Fact Tank May. 6, 2015

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.

Fact Tank Apr. 30, 2015

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.

Fact Tank Apr. 24, 2015

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.

Fact Tank Apr. 16, 2015

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.

Fact Tank Apr. 15, 2015

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.

Fact Tank Apr. 9, 2015

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.

Fact Tank Apr. 7, 2015

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.

Fact Tank Apr. 7, 2015

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.

Fact Tank Mar. 24, 2015

6 facts about public opinion in Nigeria before election day

Nigerians head to the polls this weekend for a long-delayed presidential election. Here’s what they had to say about the state of their country when we surveyed them in the spring of 2014.