GlobalNovember 19, 2015

Building outpaces population growth in many of China’s urban areas

With so much new infrastructure, 62% of urban areas in China with populations over 100,000 have become less crowded — even as most gained in total population.

GlobalNovember 18, 2015

Where the world sees limits to free speech

In principle, most people around the world support freedom of expression. But there is a fine line between general support for freedom of speech and support for specific forms of expression.

GlobalNovember 17, 2015

In nations with significant Muslim populations, much disdain for ISIS

Most people in the countries we surveyed – including 11 countries with significant Muslim populations – had negative views of the Islamic State extremist group as of spring.

GlobalNovember 12, 2015

In China, 1980 marked a generational turning point

The roughly 47% of the population today who were born under the one-child policy lived through a very different China than those born before.

GlobalNovember 6, 2015

The U.S. isn’t the only nation with big partisan divides on climate change

Australia, Canada, Germany and the UK are among the other countries where there are partisan clashes on climate change issues.

GlobalOctober 29, 2015

The most – and least – energy-intensive nations

The U.S. Virgin Islands is the most “energy intensive” place on Earth — meaning it uses the most energy per unit of GDP — while gambling hub Macau is one of the least.

GlobalOctober 29, 2015

Measuring the ‘good’ life around the world

What makes a good life? Usually this question is in the domain of priests, philosophers and metaphysicians, but the OECD sought to find the answers with data.

GlobalOctober 20, 2015

What Canada’s new government might mean for U.S. relations

On some key issues, like the Keystone XL pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), supporters of Canada’s Liberal Party are less supportive than their Conservative Party predecessors.

GlobalOctober 8, 2015

More than any other foreign language, European youths learn English

The European Union is awash with languages, but European students study one foreign language far more than any other.

GlobalOctober 8, 2015

Refugee surge brings youth to an aging Europe

Hundreds of thousands of mostly young refugees are fleeing into Europe, where most countries have rapidly aging (and sometimes shrinking) populations.