Pew Research Center survey reports, demographic studies and data-driven analysis

Global Jul. 16, 2015

Extremism Concerns Growing in West and Muslim Countries

As the Islamic militant group ISIS continues to entrench itself in Syria and Iraq, concerns about Islamic extremism are growing in the West and in countries with significant Muslim populations.

Global Jul. 14, 2015

Climate Change Seen as Top Global Threat

People in many countries around the world, particularly in Latin America and Africa, list climate change as a top worry. Americans, Europeans and Middle Easterners, however, most frequently cite ISIS as their top threat.

Global Jul. 8, 2015

A Global Middle Class Is More Promise than Reality

The first decade of this century witnessed an historic reduction in global poverty and a near doubling of the number of people who could be considered middle income. But the emergence of a truly global middle class is still far from fruition.

Global Jun. 23, 2015

America’s Global Image

Ratings for the U.S. remain mostly positive, with a global median of 69% expressing a favorable view. Countries also express broad support for America’s military efforts against ISIS, but are critical of the U.S. government’s use of torture after 9/11.

Global Jun. 18, 2015

Iran’s Global Image Mostly Negative

As the June 30 deadline for negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program approaches, our 40-nation survey finds a global median of 58% saying they have an unfavorable opinion of the Islamic Republic.

Global Jun. 10, 2015

How NATO Publics View Ukrainian Crisis

Publics of key NATO member nations blame Russia for the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, but few support sending arms to Ukraine. And half of Russians see NATO as a military threat, while Ukrainians favor joining NATO.

Global Jun. 2, 2015

Faith in European Project Reviving

Favorable views of the European Union and faith in the efficacy of the euro are generally rebounding in major EU member states. Nonetheless, most say the rise of Eurosceptic political parties is a good thing.

Global May. 7, 2015

The U.S.-Germany Relationship

Most Americans and Germans see the other country as a reliable ally in 2015. But they disagree on salient points in the history of their postwar alliance, as well as on key issues for the future.

Global Apr. 15, 2015

Cell Phones in Africa a Communication Lifeline

The proliferation of mobile phone networks has transformed communications in sub-Saharan Africa. It has also allowed Africans to skip the landline stage of development and jump right to the digital age.

Global Apr. 7, 2015

Americans, Japanese Trust and Respect Each Other

Americans and Japanese share a deep mutual respect and trust of one another. But both nations are wary of China and differ on whether Japan should play a more active military role in the Asia-Pacific region.