As China coughs and chokes, public concern about air pollution rises
Nearly half of Chinese say air pollution is a “very big” problem in their country.
As spying revelations surface, Turks and Israelis share mutual dislike
News that the Turkish government may have revealed the secret identities of 10 Iranian spies who had been meeting inside Turkey with the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad comes against the backdrop of surveys that show a mutual feeling of distrust among these two important regional players.
Curbing military aid to Egypt has support among the U.S. public
The Obama administration reportedly is planning to curb U.S. military aid to Egypt, a move that many Americans would support, according to a Pew Research poll conducted in August.
Obama bows out of Asian summit amid mixed views of U.S., China in region
President Obama’s decision to cancel his trip to the Pacific Rim economic summit because of the political battle at home over the budget and debt ceiling comes at a time when publics in the region have mixed views about the U.S. and China.
Indonesians upbeat about Obama and the U.S., despite the president’s cancelled trips
President Obama has cancelled a trip to Indonesia for the third time because of troubles at home.
Rise of Greek nationalist ‘Golden Dawn’ party coincides with Greece’s economic crisis
The Greek government is preparing to try several lawmakers representing the Golden Dawn, a nationalist and anti-immigrant party that the government describes as “neo-Nazi.” The upcoming trial is related to the fatal stabbing of an anti-fascist rap musician on Sept. 18, by a Golden Dawn sympathizer. Golden Dawn, a far right wing party whose motto […]
U.S. stands out as among the least concerned about climate change
China and the U.S., the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters, are among the least worried about climate change.
Child labor is declining but still common in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia
The International Labor Organization estimates there are 168 million child laborers worldwide, a third fewer than in 2000.
The Middle East has the dimmest view of the United Nations
A median of 56% in seven Middle Eastern and North African countries had an unfavorable view of the United Nations.
Global public opinion of Iran remains decidedly negative
A median of 20% across 39 countries have a favorable view of Iran