Global Jan. 6, 2006

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.

Global Nov. 16, 2005

China’s Optimism

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.

Global Jul. 14, 2005

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.

Global Jun. 23, 2005

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.

Global Mar. 16, 2004

A Year After Iraq War

A year after the war in Iraq, discontent with America and its policies has intensified rather than diminished.

Global Jun. 3, 2003

Views of a Changing World 2003

The speed of the war in Iraq and the prevailing belief that the Iraqi people are better off as a result have modestly improved the image of America. But in most countries, opinions of the U.S. are markedly lower than they were a year ago.

Global Mar. 18, 2003

America’s Image Further Erodes, Europeans Want Weaker Ties

Anti-war sentiment and disapproval of President Bush’s international policies continue to erode America’s image among the publics of its allies.

Global Dec. 19, 2002

Among Wealthy Nations

Religion is much more important to Americans than to people living in other wealthy nations. Six-in-ten (59%) people in the U.S. say religion plays a very important role in their lives.

Global Dec. 4, 2002

What the World Thinks in 2002

Despite an initial outpouring of public sympathy for America following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, discontent with the United States has grown around the world over the past two years.

Global Apr. 17, 2002

Americans and Europeans Differ Widely on Foreign Policy Issues

Europeans have a better opinion of President George W. Bush than they did before the Sept. 11 attacks, but they remain highly critical of the president, most of his policies, and what they see as his unilateral approach to international affairs.