Global Dec. 18, 2014

Political Engagement Low in Emerging and Developing Nations

Most vote in elections, but few engage in other kinds of political participation or think those forms are effective. Publics overwhelmingly say that government officials do not care what they think.

Fact Tank Dec. 18, 2014

5 key takeaways about political engagement in emerging and developing nations

Beginning with the Arab Spring, high-profile protest movements erupted in several emerging and developing countries over the last few years. Millions have demonstrated, and activists have pioneered new forms of online engagement, but who really participates, and how?

Fact Tank Nov. 25, 2014

64 countries have religious symbols on their national flags

Of the 64 countries in this category, about half have Christian symbols (48%) and about a third include Islamic religious symbols (33%).

Fact Tank Nov. 7, 2014

At APEC: Americans, Japanese are most skeptical that trade leads to more jobs

The Japanese (69%) and Americans (68%) are among the least convinced in APEC countries that trade is good for their nation. They are also far less convinced – Americans 20%, Japanese 15% – that international commerce generates jobs.

Fact Tank Oct. 27, 2014

Brazil continues South America’s incumbent streak

In recent decades, no incumbents from the 10 Latin American countries in South America have lost bids for re-election.

Global Oct. 15, 2014

Tunisia Confidence in Democracy Wanes

Tunisian support for democracy has declined steeply since the early days of the Arab Spring. Just 48% of Tunisians now say democracy is preferable to other kinds of government, down from 63% in 2012.

Global Aug. 27, 2014

Mood in Pakistan Less Gloomy

Most Pakistanis remain unhappy with the country’s direction, but the public mood is more positive than it has been in recent years. The share saying the economy is in good shape has doubled since last year, and nearly two-thirds view Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif favorably.

Global Aug. 26, 2014

Mexicans Souring on President Peña Nieto

Mexican President Peña Nieto’s positive image is faltering amid decidedly unpopular economic reforms. Six-in-ten Mexicans are dissatisfied with their country’s economy and most remain unhappy with the direction of their country.

Fact Tank Aug. 5, 2014

27 countries limit a woman’s ability to pass citizenship to her child or spouse

To most Americans, citizenship, like DNA, seems like something a parent passes to a child without thought or effort. And indeed, for fathers around the world, that’s almost universally true. But one-in-seven countries currently have laws or policies prohibiting or limiting the rights of women to pass citizenship to a child or non-citizen spouse.

Global Jul. 14, 2014

World Opposed to U.S. Surveillance, Drones

There is widespread opposition to U.S. eavesdropping and fewer now say the U.S. respects the personal freedoms of its people, but America is still popular around the world.