70 years after Hiroshima, opinions have shifted on use of atomic bomb
This first use of a nuclear weapon by any nation has long divided Americans and Japanese. Americans have consistently approved of this attack and have said it was justified. The Japanese have not. But opinions are changing: Americans are less and less supportive of their use of atomic weapons, and the Japanese are more and more opposed.
Americans Skeptical of Iran Nuclear Deal
More Americans disapprove than approve of the deal struck last week by the U.S., Iran and five other nations to limit Iran’s nuclear program. Americans also have little confidence that Iran’s leaders will uphold their side of the agreement.
Support Grows for U.S. Ties With Cuba
In the U.S., support for restoring ties with Cuba rose across nearly all partisan groups, as the two countries moved this week to end more than 50 years of diplomatic conflict.
7 charts on how the world views President Obama
Our most recent survey of 40 countries from around the world included a number of questions about Obama and his handling of major international issues.
Americans favor TPP, but less than those in other countries do
While Americans favor the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), they are among the least likely to support it in the nine TPP nations surveyed.
How NATO Publics View Ukrainian Crisis
Publics of key NATO member nations blame Russia for the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, but few support sending arms to Ukraine. And half of Russians see NATO as a military threat, while Ukrainians favor joining NATO.
Public Continues to Back U.S. Drone Attacks
Americans continue to support U.S. drone strikes targeting extremists in countries such as Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, despite ongoing concerns that drone attacks endanger lives of innocent civilians.
For the U.S. and Japan, legacy of WWII is still painful
The U.S. dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki has long divided Americans and Japanese: 56% of Americans say it was justified, versus 14% of Japanese.
Obama to meet Latin American leaders amid positive views of U.S. in the region
A 2014 Pew Research Center survey of 43 countries showed that a median of 65% of people in Latin America had a positive view of the U.S.
5 facts to help understand the U.S.-Japan relationship
While Americans and Japanese trust each other, both are wary of China, and they differ in their views of what role Japan’s military should play.