GlobalNovember 12, 2018

Despite Rising Economic Confidence, Japanese See Best Days Behind Them and Say Children Face a Bleak Future

Japanese feel better about their economy than at any time in nearly two decades. But they also believe average people are worse off than before the Great Recession and worry about their children’s futures.

GlobalOctober 19, 2018

5 charts on global views of China

People have taken note that China continues to play an ever-larger role in world affairs. Yet a lack of enthusiasm for Chinese world leadership persists.

ReligionOctober 11, 2018

Recent Chinese dealings with faith groups reflect a pattern of government restrictions on religion

While the Chinese government asserts that it protects religious freedom, a series of annual Pew Research Center reports on religious restrictions around the globe have detailed government efforts aimed at maintaining strict control over religious beliefs and practices in the country. Two recent events have brought this into focus: China’s agreement with the Vatican on […]

GlobalOctober 1, 2018

Trump’s International Ratings Remain Low, Especially Among Key Allies

Donald Trump’s international image remains poor, and ratings for the U.S. have declined since his election. Yet most people around the world still want the U.S., not China, as the world’s leading power.

GlobalAugust 28, 2018

As Trade Tensions Rise, Fewer Americans See China Favorably

Overall, 38% of Americans have a favorable opinion of China, down slightly from 44% in 2017. Concerns about China include economic threats, cyberattacks, environmental damage and human rights.

Pew Research CenterMarch 12, 2018

People in less democratic countries are more likely to say China and Russia respect personal freedoms

People who live in countries where the political system is less than “fully democratic” tend to give Beijing and Moscow higher marks for upholding individual rights than people who live in full democracies, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of public opinion in 38 countries across the globe.

GlobalOctober 16, 2017

How people in Asia-Pacific view China

Ahead of the 19th National Congress in China, read key findings about how the country is viewed by its neighbors.

GlobalAugust 28, 2017

4 charts on how people around the world see education

People around the world disagree about which is more important to emphasize in school: creative thinking or basic academic skills and discipline.

GlobalAugust 23, 2017

In global popularity contest, U.S. and China – not Russia – vie for first

China is particularly well-liked in Latin America and the Middle East, while the U.S. fares better in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

GlobalJuly 13, 2017

Globally, More Name U.S. Than China as World’s Leading Economic Power

Across 38 nations, a median of 42% say the U.S. is the world’s leading economy, while 32% name China. The economic balance of power has shifted in the eyes of some key U.S. allies and trading partners.