Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis
How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency
Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.
In Key African Nations, Widespread Discontent With Economy, Corruption
Many people in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are concerned about their countries’ political and economic systems. Yet, there is considerable optimism about the future.
Japanese Back Global Engagement Despite Concern About Domestic Economy
Despite souring public sentiment about their domestic economy and some concern about Japan’s declining role on the world stage, the Japanese are outward looking.
Even in Era of Disillusionment, Many Around the World Say Ordinary Citizens Can Influence Government
A nine-country survey on the strengths and limitations of civic engagement illustrates, there is a common perception that government is run for the benefit of the few, rather than the many.
Middle East’s Migrant Population More Than Doubles Since 2005
Between 2005 and 2015, the number of migrants living in the Middle East more than doubled, from about 25 million to around 54 million
Chinese Public Sees More Powerful Role in World, Names U.S. as Top Threat
The Chinese people recognize their country’s growing prominence in Asia and the world. However, concern remains over corruption and other domestic issues.
India and Modi: The Honeymoon Continues
The Indian public sees Prime Minister Narendra Modi favorably and India’s role in the world expanding, but there is a growing partisan divide on Modi’s record.
Hostile Neighbors: China vs. Japan
Reflecting a history marked with strife, neighboring powers China and Japan view each other with disdain, disagree on the past and worry about the future.
Views on National Economies Mixed as Many Countries Continue to Struggle
More than eight-in-ten in Greece, France and Spain say the economic situation is bad, but opinions in other EU countries and parts of Asia-Pacific are more positive.
Number of Refugees to Europe Surges to Record 1.3 Million in 2015
The recent wave of asylum seekers to 28 EU countries, Norway and Switzerland accounts for one-in-ten asylum applications to the region since 1985.