GlobalSeptember 20, 2016

Favorable views of the UN prevail in Europe, Asia and U.S.

Majorities or pluralities in 17 of 19 countries we surveyed have a positive view of the United Nations.

GlobalSeptember 16, 2016

European opinions of the refugee crisis in 5 charts

The United Nations is hosting a summit on Sept. 19 to address the issue of refugees and migrants. Learn about European views of refugees through five charts.

GlobalSeptember 15, 2016

Key facts about the world’s refugees

With the number of displaced people in the world at more than 60 million in 2015, the plight of refugees has gained new prominence.

GlobalJuly 12, 2016

Europeans Fear Wave of Refugees Will Mean More Terrorism, Fewer Jobs

The refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism are very much related in the minds of many Europeans. Across the EU there are also sharp ideological divides on views about minorities, diversity and national identity.

ReligionMarch 30, 2016

Israeli Jews from the former Soviet Union are more secular, less religiously observant

After the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Israel’s largest wave of Jewish immigrants arrived from Russia and other former Soviet republics. These Soviet Jews brought a secular mindset to Israel, and more than two decades later, Jews who were born in the former Soviet Union continue to be noticeably less religious than Israeli Jews overall.

GlobalMarch 28, 2016

Views of NATO and its role are mixed in U.S., other member nations

Foreign policy and national security have been key elements of the debate for both the Republican and Democratic parties in this year’s U.S. presidential campaign. GOP front-runner Donald Trump recently added a twist when he suggested in a Washington Post interview that, while NATO is “a good thing to have,” changes are needed because the […]

GlobalMarch 18, 2016

Illegal migration to EU rises for routes both well-worn and less-traveled

In 2015, more than 1.8 million people crossed the European Union’s borders illegally, up from 280,000 detections of illegal border crossings in 2014.

GlobalAugust 14, 2015

Why the former USSR has far fewer men than women

This region in Eastern Europe has been predominately female since at least WWII.

GlobalAugust 5, 2015

Russia, Putin Held in Low Regard around the World

Outside its own borders, neither Russia nor its president, Vladimir Putin, receives much respect or support, with a median of only 30% across 39 nations surveyed seeing Russia favorably.

GlobalJuly 14, 2015

Climate Change Seen as Top Global Threat

People in many countries around the world, particularly in Latin America and Africa, list climate change as a top worry. Americans, Europeans and Middle Easterners, however, most frequently cite ISIS as their top threat.