Fact Tank Nov. 19, 2015

U.S. public seldom has welcomed refugees into country

Public opinion data going back to the 1930s shows that generally speaking, Americans oppose large numbers of refugees entering the country.

Fact Tank Nov. 17, 2015

In nations with significant Muslim populations, much disdain for ISIS

Most people in the countries we surveyed – including 11 countries with significant Muslim populations – had negative views of the Islamic State extremist group as of spring.

Fact Tank Nov. 17, 2015

5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe

The Muslim share of Europe’s total population has been increasing steadily, growing from 4% in 1990 to 6% in 2010.

Fact Tank Oct. 8, 2015

More than any other foreign language, European youths learn English

The European Union is awash with languages, but European students study one foreign language far more than any other.

Oct. 8, 2015

Refugee surge brings youth to an aging Europe

Hundreds of thousands of mostly young refugees are fleeing into Europe, where most countries have rapidly aging (and sometimes shrinking) populations.

Fact Tank Sep. 30, 2015

Europe’s asylum seekers: Who they are, where they’re going, and their chances of staying

For the hundreds of thousands of migrants entering the European Union, their chances of gaining asylum vary greatly depending on where they’re from and in which country they apply.

Fact Tank Sep. 25, 2015

Relatively few in U.S., Europe see climate change as a serious threat

Global climate change was the top-rated threat in a recent 40-nation survey, but concern about the issue is relatively low in the United States and Europe.

Fact Tank Sep. 24, 2015

What Americans, Europeans think of immigrants

Pope Francis has urged European Catholics to take in some of the thousands of migrants streaming in from Syria and other countries amid the world’s largest refugee crisis on record, and in his address to Congress today he urged leaders to welcome and respect immigrants coming to the U.S. But just how closely public opinion aligns with the pope’s […]

Aug. 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.

Global Aug. 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.