U.S. Politics Mar. 25, 2014

Concerns about Russia Rise, But Just a Quarter Call Moscow an Adversary

In the wake of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea region, public concern about Russia has increased, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

Fact Tank Mar. 20, 2014

Even before Ukraine crisis, views of Putin had grown more negative in U.S., Europe

Vladimir Putin’s third term as Russia’s president had already been marked by clear signs of his intention to reassert his country as a world power before his move to annex Crimea. But whatever impact the latest events have on international opinion about Putin, views about him in the U.S. and allied countries had already turned negative compared to his first took office in 2000.

Fact Tank Mar. 11, 2014

Data Feed: The U.S. and Ukraine, the big cost of small change, an ‘ambient’ internet in our future

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers.

U.S. Politics Mar. 11, 2014

Most Say U.S. Should ‘Not Get Too Involved’ in Ukraine Situation

As Russian troops remain in Ukraine’s Crimea region and Crimea’s Parliament has set up a secession vote, Americans prefer the U.S. to not get too involved in the situation.

Fact Tank Mar. 6, 2014

Regional polls show few Ukrainians, Russians want a united, single state

Most in Russia and the Ukraine favor the free movement of people and goods between the two nations, and relatively few support the wholesale merger of Ukraine with Russia.

Fact Tank Mar. 5, 2014

Data Feed: Same-sex marriage support, Ukrainian-Russian relations, Venezuela’s political culture

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers.

Fact Tank Mar. 4, 2014

Many Russians agree that it is natural for them to have an empire

In a spring 2012 survey, 44% of Russians agreed that a Russian empire is natural.

Religion Feb. 10, 2014

Russians Return to Religion, But Not to Church

The share of Russians who identified as Orthodox Christians more than doubled between 1991 and 2008, while the share not identifying with any religion dropped. But for most Russians, this return to religion did not correspond with a return to church.

U.S. Politics Feb. 4, 2014

Public Skeptical of Decision to Hold Olympic Games in Russia

More say it was a bad decision than a good decision to hold the games in Russia. Among those saying it was a bad decision, most cite terrorism and security concerns as a reason they feel this way.

Fact Tank Dec. 12, 2013

Eastern and Western Europe divided over gay marriage, homosexuality

Recent developments in Croatia and Scotland highlight a stark divide between Eastern and Western Europe on the topic of same-sex marriage.