Views of U.S.-Cuba Ties in Latin America
While Latin Americans approve of the U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, they hold mixed views on Cuba overall and have little confidence in Raul Castro.
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.
Parents and Social Media
Social media networks have become vital channels for Americans’ daily interactions. Our new report explores how parents turn to these networks for parenting-related information and social support.
The Evolving Role of News on Twitter and Facebook
Americans are more likely to get news on Twitter and Facebook than ever before. Our new study explores the similarities and differences in the role of news on these two social networks.
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.
Americans, Politics and Science Issues
The general public’s political views are strongly linked to their attitudes on climate and energy issues. But politics is a less important factor when it comes to biomedical, food safety and space issues.
Americans’ Internet Access: 2000-2015
The share of all adults who use the internet rose from 52% in 2000 to 84% today. For the young, highly educated, and affluent, internet access is all but a given. Meanwhile, adoption among lower-access groups has steadily risen, but digital gaps remain.
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.
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.
Catholics Divided Over Global Warming
A solid majority of U.S. Catholics believe that Earth is warming. But climate change is a highly politicized issue that sharply divides American Catholics, like the U.S. public as a whole, mainly along political party lines.