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.
Iraqi Vote Mirrors Desire for Democracy in Muslim World
High voter turnout in Sunday’s elections has strengthened hope that Iraq can ultimately emerge as a model of working democracy in the Muslim world.
Global Opinion: The Spread of Anti-Americanism
The numbers paint a sobering picture. Just a quarter of the French approve of U.S. policies, and the situation is only slightly better in Japan and Germany.