Public Health a Major Priority in Africa
People in six African nations say building and improving hospitals and preventing and treating HIV/AIDS should be among the top public health priorities for their governments. Other priorities include improving access to drinking water and prenatal care and fighting hunger and infectious diseases.
Indians See Rape as a Major Problem
Nine-in-ten Indians agree that the crime of rape is a “very big problem” in their country and nearly three-quarters say that the laws in India are too lax when it comes to punishing cases of rape.
Americans and Germans Supportive, But Wary of Trade Deal
Americans and Germans support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), but both publics oppose many specific details of the initiative.
Indians Dissatisfied with Their Country’s Direction
Indians are troubled by corruption and economic problems, but hopeful for India’s future. They hold generally positive views of the U.S., but are divided in their opinions of China and deeply wary of Pakistan.
Emerging Nations Support Open Internet
Support for uncensored internet access is especially strong among young people and in countries where a larger share of the population is online.
Many See Belief in God as Essential to Morality
In 22 of 40 countries surveyed, majorities think it is necessary to believe in God to be a moral person, but this view is more common in poorer countries than in wealthier ones.
Indians Want Political Change
Seven-in-ten Indians are dissatisfied with the way things are going in India today, and a majority would favor the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Emerging Nations Embrace Internet, Mobile Technology
Cell phones are pervasive, but smartphones are still rare. And while the internet has made tremendous inroads, its reach is limited.
Attitudes about Aging Vary Widely in Rapidly Graying World
Concern about aging is highest in East Asia and Europe, where populations are aging the fastest. Americans are less concerned.
Despite Challenges, Africans Are Optimistic about the Future
Even though many in Africa continue to face serious financial adversity, their economic outlook is more positive than many others around the world, and they are hopeful about their children’s future.