Fact Tank Mar. 31, 2014

Key findings about India ahead of its national election

On the eve of their parliamentary election, a new poll finds Indians are disgruntled about the state of their nation, deeply worried about a range of problems facing their society and supportive of new leadership in New Delhi. However, they remain fairly upbeat about the economic prospects for both India and the next generation. Notwithstanding […]

U.S. Politics Mar. 24, 2014

Nearly Half of Public Says ‘Right Amount’ of Malaysian Jet Coverage

The public followed news about the missing Malaysia Airlines plane more closely than any other story last week. While the story has attracted extensive news coverage, most Americans do not feel there has been too much coverage of the missing jetliner.

Fact Tank Mar. 18, 2014

Michelle Obama to visit China, focus on education

Given other economic and environmental problems, however, education is not high on the minds of the Chinese public.

Fact Tank Feb. 27, 2014

Indians’ support for Modi, BJP shows an itch for change

The Indian public, by a margin of more than three-to-one, would prefer the Bharatiya Janata Party rather than the ruling Indian National Congress party to lead the next Indian government.

Global Feb. 26, 2014

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.

U.S. Politics Jan. 30, 2014

More Say U.S. Has Failed than Succeeded in Iraq, Afghanistan

Fewer than half of Republicans, Democrats and independents say the U.S. has mostly succeeded in achieving its goals in either country. Public evaluations of both wars have turned more negative in recent years.

Global Jan. 30, 2014

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.

U.S. Politics Jan. 27, 2014

U.S.-China Relations: Key Data Points from Pew Research

Just a third of the American public has a favorable view of China. When Americans were asked their opinion about twelve nations in an Oct. 30-Nov. 6 survey, only 33% said they had a favorable view of China. In 2011, 51% of Americans had a very or somewhat favorable view of China, a figure that […]

Fact Tank Jan. 2, 2014

Extremists, cyber-attacks top Americans’ security threat list

While Americans say they want the U.S. to mind its own business and focus on issues at home, they remain concerned about the security threats that face the nation in 2014.

Fact Tank Dec. 30, 2013

Which countries Americans like … and don’t

Americans have strongly favorable views of some allies and negative opinions about a range of others. Some of this is driven by U.S. partisan politics. And history suggests all such opinions are subject to change.