The Great Divide
After a year marked by riots over cartoon portrayals of Muhammad, a major terrorist attack in London, and continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, most Muslims and Westerners see relations between them as generally bad.
America’s Image Slips
The 2006 Pew Global Attitudes survey finds that America’s image has again slipped in most of the 15 countries surveyed and support for the U.S.-led war on terrorism has declined even among close U.S. allies such as Japan.
Where Terrorism Finds Support in the Muslim World
Attitudes toward suicide bombings and other terrorist acts directed against civilians depend more on where those activities take place — and who they are directed against — than on demographic or other differences among Muslim populations.
India: Pro-America, Pro-Bush
This week, President Bush visits a country whose people hold both him and the U.S. in high regard.
Truly a World Wide Web
Computer usage and internet access have gone global. In many countries the growth has been fastest among people older than 50, according to a new Pew Global Attitudes report.
Russia’s Weakened Democratic Embrace
As concerns grow over the state of Russia’s democracy, recent polling by the Pew Global Attitudes Project finds an erosion of support for democracy among the Russian people.
Since Deng Xiaoping first embraced economic reform in the late 1970s, China’s leaders have coupled continued strict political control with widespread free market reforms that have transformed the Chinese economy and created unprecedented growth.
Arab and Muslim Perceptions of the United States
Testimony to U.S. House International Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Islamic Extremism: Common Concern for Muslim and Western Publics
Concerns over Islamic extremism, extensive in the West even before this month’s terrorist attacks in London, are shared to a considerable degree by the publics in several predominantly Muslim nations surveyed.
U.S. Image Up Slightly, But Still Negative
Anti-Americanism in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, which surged as a result of the U.S. war in Iraq, shows modest signs of abating.