Fact Tank Nov. 11, 2013

U.S., Middle East publics less concerned about climate change than those in other nations

The UN Climate Change Conference convened today in Warsaw with a call for governments to reach an agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The talks begin against a public opinion backdrop in which fewer Americans see global climate change as a major threat than do people in most other regions.

Fact Tank Nov. 8, 2013

Chart of the Week: The changing patterns of global income distribution

Swedish academic Hans Rosling uses advanced graphics and display technology to show how billions of people worldwide have escaped extreme poverty.

Fact Tank Nov. 8, 2013

Inflation, corruption, inequality top list of Chinese public’s concerns

China watchers are eagerly anticipating this weekend’s Third Plenum of the 18th Party Congress, a gathering expected to focus on a whole host of reforms. Here are five facts from Pew Research related to issues Chinese leaders will be addressing.

Fact Tank Oct. 24, 2013

Saudi Arabia has a poor global reputation for how it treats its citizens

Women in Saudi Arabia are planning a nationwide protest on October 26 intended to end the longstanding ban on female driving. When it comes to Saudi Arabia’s record on protecting personal freedoms, the kingdom has a poor reputation among most of 39 nations surveyed this spring.

Fact Tank Oct. 23, 2013

Report questions drone use, widely unpopular globally, but not in the U.S.

A new report raises “serious concerns” about the U.S. drone campaign in Pakistan. U.S. public opinion about the use of drones in general sharply differs from the widespread opposition to the missile strikes among other nations.

Fact Tank Oct. 23, 2013

Few Americans trust Pakistan

Only 10% of Americans believe the U.S. can trust Pakistan a great deal or a fair amount.

Fact Tank Oct. 22, 2013

Tough questions ahead for China on its treatment of citizens

China today will undergo its second Universal Periodic Review of its human rights record by the United Nations Human Rights Council at a time when a survey shows that few publics around the world believe the nation respects the liberties of its citizens.

Fact Tank Oct. 22, 2013

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.

Fact Tank Oct. 17, 2013

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.

Fact Tank Oct. 9, 2013

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.