Pope Francis shaping a College of Cardinals that is less European
Only three of the 13 voting members of the newest cardinal-designates (those younger than 80) are from Europe.
In three African nations, U.S. and China seen as best examples of a developed economy
People in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria overwhelmingly point to the United States and China, the world’s two largest economies.
Japanese Back Global Engagement Despite Concern About Domestic Economy
Despite souring public sentiment about their domestic economy and some concern about Japan’s declining role on the world stage, the Japanese are outward looking.
Chinese Public Sees More Powerful Role in World, Names U.S. as Top Threat
The Chinese people recognize their country’s growing prominence in Asia and the world. However, concern remains over corruption and other domestic issues.
U.S. admits record number of Muslim refugees in 2016
A total of 38,901 Muslim refugees entered the U.S. in fiscal year 2016, making up almost half (46%) of the nearly 85,000 refugees who entered the country in that period.
Indians still adore Narendra Modi
Two years into his term as prime minister, Indians’ fervor for Narendra Modi continues and optimism about India’s direction and economy is on the rise.
Hostile Neighbors: China vs. Japan
Reflecting a history marked with strife, neighboring powers China and Japan view each other with disdain, disagree on the past and worry about the future.
Migrant remittances worldwide drop in 2015 for first time since Great Recession
Worldwide, an estimated $582 billion was sent by migrants to relatives in their home countries in 2015, a 2% decline from 2014.
Key allies in Europe, Asia have mostly positive views of Americans but fault them on some traits
Views of the U.S. and its president were mainly positive. But when we asked people abroad how they saw Americans given a list of characteristics, the answers were more of a mixed bag.
Global tech companies see India’s vast offline population as untapped market
Only about a fifth of India’s roughly 1.2 billion people are online, according to a recent Pew Research Center report, and the world’s biggest technology companies are clamoring for this large, untapped user base. Facebook recently tried (and failed) to implement its “Free Basics” internet program, and Google is also vying for the vast Indian […]