Media & NewsNovember 3, 2016

Civic Engagement Strongly Tied to Local News Habits

Americans who are highly attached to their communities and who always vote in local elections stand out for displaying stronger local news habits than those less engaged.

Fact TankOctober 31, 2016

U.S. electoral system ranks high – but not highest – in global comparisons

Though many Americans say they’re concerned about possible election fraud, the U.S. electoral system generally ranks high in cross-national comparisons.

GlobalOctober 24, 2016

Even in Era of Disillusionment, Many Around the World Say Ordinary Citizens Can Influence Government

A nine-country survey on the strengths and limitations of civic engagement illustrates, there is a common perception that government is run for the benefit of the few, rather than the many.

GlobalSeptember 30, 2016

Hungarians share Europe’s embrace of democratic principles but are less tolerant of refugees, minorities

A combination of strong anti-refugee sentiment and above-average disdain for minority groups sets Hungary apart from many of its fellow European Union nations.

GlobalNovember 18, 2015

Global Support for Free Expression

There is global support for free expression, including free speech, free press and freedom on the internet. Americans, along with Latin Americans and Europeans, stand out in their opposition to government censorship.

GlobalNovember 18, 2015

Where the world sees limits to free speech

In principle, most people around the world support freedom of expression. But there is a fine line between general support for freedom of speech and support for specific forms of expression.

GlobalOctober 15, 2015

Deep Divisions in Turkey as Election Nears

Turks are split on whether their democratic system is working, and views of Erdogan are at their lowest since 2012. But they still prefer a democratic form of government over a strong leader to guide their country.

GlobalAugust 14, 2015

People in U.S., Latin America approve of renewing U.S. ties with Cuba

Nearly three-quarters of U.S. adults (73%) say they approve of the U.S. renewing ties with Cuba. A similar median of 77% across five Latin American countries surveyed also approve of this action.

GlobalJuly 21, 2015

Views of U.S.-Cuba Ties in Latin America

While Latin Americans approve of the U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, they hold mixed views on Cuba overall and have little confidence in Raul Castro.

GlobalDecember 18, 2014

Political Engagement Low in Emerging and Developing Nations

Most vote in elections, but few engage in other kinds of political participation or think those forms are effective. Publics overwhelmingly say that government officials do not care what they think.