China’s economic influence in Asia doesn’t always lead to positive feelings
Although China’s trade ties with and economic influence on its Asian and Pacific Rim neighbors are greater than ever, that’s doesn’t automatically translate into warmer feelings toward the People’s Republic among publics in the region.
Japan elections come amid shifting attitudes on country’s military posture
Elections in Japan on July 21 to choose half of the members of the the upper house of Japan’s Diet may be a referendum on changing constitutional limits on the country’s military posture.
Many Venezuelans want better relations with the U.S.
A plurality of Venezuelans (44%) prefer to have a closer relationship with the U.S. than existed during the presidency of Hugo Chavez.
Challenge for Egypt: Finding leaders with wide support
Political unrest continued in Egypt after a chaotic political week in which two of the key players – both unpopular with the Egyptian public – illustrated the difficulty in finding a leader who can overcome the country’s divisions.
Egypt’s restrictions on religion coincide with lack of religious tolerance
In Egypt, the government’s restrictions on religion also are coupled with a Muslim public that is considerably less tolerant of religious pluralism than Muslims elsewhere.
In Senegal, an overwhelming majority has a positive opinion of the U.S.
Around eight-in-ten Senegalese have a favorable view of the United States
Israelis and Palestinians have sharply different views of U.S., but want its help in resolving conflict
There is a 67 percentage point divide between Israelis, who have a favorable view of the U.S., and Palestinians who have a positive view.
Dissatisfaction in Brazil, Despite Positive Views of the Economy
The recent protests in Brazil reflect dissatisfaction that is, at least in part, the result of a large gap between what the public considers top priorities for the country and perceptions of how well these priorities are met.
U.S. aid to Syrian rebels: Public has opposed American involvement in the past
Public opinion surveys have consistently shown Americans to have little interest in the Syrian conflict and have been opposed — or lukewarm, at best, — to getting involved.
Al Jazeera America’s biggest challenge: ’getting people to show up’
It’s not on the air yet but, already, Al Jazeera America is creating a buzz in the world of journalism. Unlike so many news outlets that have been shedding staff the past few years, it’s hiring (and hiring big), bringing on about 800 employees as it prepares to launch an ambitious cable news channel later this year.