GlobalNovember 7, 2017

Transatlantic Dialogues: In Europe and North America, Publics More Supportive Than Experts of Direct Democracy

Surveys of foreign policy experts and the general public reveal a division between these two groups over the role of the people’s voice in governing, as well as on the consequences of Trump’s presidency.

Pew Research CenterNovember 7, 2017

Russians see World War II, not 1917 revolution, as nation’s most important historical event

Just 8% of Russians believe the Russian Revolution was the country’s most important event of the past century. A 34% plurality says it was World War II.

Pew Research CenterNovember 6, 2017

Dissatisfaction was widespread in Spain even before Catalan secession vote

Catalonia’s recent secession attempts come at a difficult time for Spain. Across the country, people distrust the national government and feel dissatisfied with the way democracy is working in their nation. And Catalans are even more negative on these issues than those living in other regions of Spain, according to a new analysis of data […]

ReligionNovember 3, 2017

Many Central and Eastern Europeans see link between religion and national identity

In 11 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, a median of 66% say being a member of the country’s official or preferred faith is important to belong to the nationality.

GlobalOctober 2, 2017

After record migration, 80% of Syrian asylum applicants approved to stay in Europe

In all, more than half a million asylum seekers from Syria during the 2015-16 migration surge had received permission to stay in Europe as of Dec. 31, 2016.

GlobalSeptember 20, 2017

Explore the status of Europe's 2015-16 asylum seekers

About half of those who applied for asylum in Europe during the refugee surge of 2015 and 2016 were still waiting to learn their fate as of the end of last year.

GlobalSeptember 20, 2017

Still in Limbo: About a Million Asylum Seekers Await Word on Whether They Can Call Europe Home

About half of those who applied for asylum in Europe during the refugee surge of 2015 and 2016 were still waiting to learn their fate as of the end of last year.

GlobalSeptember 19, 2017

Going into election, Germans are happy with their economy and political establishment

An overwhelming 86% of Germans believe their economy is doing well, up from 75% last year. Germans are also happy with their political establishment.

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.

GlobalAugust 16, 2017

Publics Worldwide Unfavorable Toward Putin, Russia

Around the world, few people trust Putin to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. While Russia is not seen as particularly threatening in most countries, it is viewed unfavorably in many.