Brazilian Discontent Ahead of World Cup
The national mood in Brazil is grim, following a year of public protests, concerns about rising prices and skepticism about the benefits of hosting the World Cup. Crime, health care and political corruption are also widely viewed as major problems.
Egyptians Divided on El-Sisi, Morsi Ouster
Slight majorities in Egypt support last year’s ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi and have a positive view of his likely replacement, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
EU Image May Be Rebounding, But Frustrations Remain
After a dramatic decline in the wake of the euro crisis, EU favorability is now on the rise. But publics across Europe overwhelmingly think that their voice is not heard in Brussels, and complain that the EU is out of touch, intrusive and inefficient.
Ukrainians Want to Remain One Country
A clear majority of Ukrainians agree that their country should remain a single, unified state. Only in Crimea do more than half voice support for the right to secede.
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.