In some European countries, church membership means paying more taxes
Are government church taxes causing Germans to leave the church?
Mixed Views on Trade, Foreign Investment
Developing countries provide the strongest support for international trade and foreign investment, while people in many advanced economies are skeptical. Americans are among the least likely to hold a positive view of the impact of trade on jobs and wages.
Russian poll: Putin faces limited opposition from his public on Ukraine
Despite criticism from the West on his actions in the Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin faces far fewer questions from a public that draws a distinction between support for separatist rebels and having a direct role in the continued violence in eastern Ukraine.
Far More Continue to View Russia as a ‘Serious Problem’ Than as an ‘Adversary’
Most Americans still are not inclined to view Russia as an adversary, though the share saying Russia represents a serious problem has continued to increase, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.
Most of the world trusts Obama over Putin to ‘do the right thing’
Though it’s a different story in their own countries.
5 facts about the French
Ah, la France. The land of wine, cheese, romance and abundant vacation time… right?
Russia’s Global Image Negative amid Crisis in Ukraine
Russia is broadly unpopular in many countries around the globe and increasingly disliked in Europe and the United States. President Vladimir Putin’s leadership also continues to inspire little confidence worldwide.
Less than half of Ukrainians support economic aid from the West
The Ukrainians’ lack of enthusiasm for economic aid comes at a time when their economic outlook is bleak.
The EU Elections on Twitter
The conversation on Twitter leading up to the European Parliament elections suggests mixed sentiment toward the European Union (EU) and a general lack of passion about the candidates seeking the European Commission presidency.
Presidential vote may not bridge regional divide in Ukraine
Businessman Petro Poroshenko is the leading candidate for president in this weekend’s Ukraine election, but he faces a major hurdle in bridging the country’s east-west divide.