U.S. PoliticsNovember 28, 2017

Americans are split on the principle of pre-emptive military force

Half of Americans say using military force against countries that may seriously threaten the U.S. – but have not attacked it – can often or sometimes be justified.

Pew Research CenterNovember 20, 2017

New foreign student enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities doubled since Great Recession

Nearly 364,000 foreign students with F-1 visas were newly enrolled at a U.S. college or university in 2016, double the number at the outset of the Great Recession, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement data obtained through a public records request. From 2008 to 2016, the number of […]

HispanicNovember 8, 2017

More than 100,000 Haitian and Central American immigrants face decision on their status in the U.S.

Many immigrants from Haiti and El Salvador are expected to learn in coming weeks whether they can stay in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status.

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 3, 2017

Asian countries on Trump’s trip have largely positive views of U.S. but disagree on policy

While majorities on Trump’s five-country itinerary this month hold favorable views of the U.S., most disapprove of several of his signature policies.

GlobalNovember 2, 2017

Where have refugees settled in the U.S.?

This interactive tool displays the top nationality of refugees resettled across each state between fiscal 2002 and 2017.

GlobalOctober 12, 2017

U.S. Resettles Fewer Refugees, Even as Global Displaced Population Grows

Though the U.S. has resettled more refugees than any country since 1980, the number of resettled refugees in the U.S. has not grown along with the worldwide refugee population in recent years.

Pew Research CenterAugust 22, 2017

U.S. active-duty military presence overseas is at its smallest in decades

The number of active-duty U.S. military troops stationed overseas has dipped below 200,000 for the first time in at least 60 years.

GlobalAugust 1, 2017

Globally, more people see U.S. power and influence as a major threat

Across 30 nations, a median of 38% now say U.S. power and influence poses a major threat to their country, up 13 percentage points from 2013.

GlobalAugust 1, 2017

Greatest Threats Around the World

People around the world identify ISIS and climate change as leading international threats. Many also name cyberattacks from other countries and the condition of the global economy as major challenges.