Among democracies, U.S. stands out in how it chooses its head of state
No other democratic nation fills its top job quite the way the U.S. does, and only a handful are even similar.
Japanese Back Global Engagement Despite Concern About Domestic Economy
Despite souring public sentiment about their domestic economy and some concern about Japan’s declining role on the world stage, the Japanese are outward looking.
Even in Era of Disillusionment, Many Around the World Say Ordinary Citizens Can Influence Government
A nine-country survey on the strengths and limitations of civic engagement illustrates, there is a common perception that government is run for the benefit of the few, rather than the many.
Hungarians share Europe’s embrace of democratic principles but are less tolerant of refugees, minorities
A combination of strong anti-refugee sentiment and above-average disdain for minority groups sets Hungary apart from many of its fellow European Union nations.
Favorable views of the UN prevail in Europe, Asia and U.S.
Majorities or pluralities in 17 of 19 countries we surveyed have a positive view of the United Nations.
India and Modi: The Honeymoon Continues
The Indian public sees Prime Minister Narendra Modi favorably and India’s role in the world expanding, but there is a growing partisan divide on Modi’s record.
Indians still adore Narendra Modi
Two years into his term as prime minister, Indians’ fervor for Narendra Modi continues and optimism about India’s direction and economy is on the rise.
European opinions of the refugee crisis in 5 charts
The United Nations is hosting a summit on Sept. 19 to address the issue of refugees and migrants. Learn about European views of refugees through five charts.
Fewer refugees entering Europe than in 2015, but asylum backlog still growing
The number of refugees who have entered Europe this summer has declined compared with last year, but the backlog of asylum applications continues to grow.
Support for NATO is widespread among member nations
A median of 57% across the 11 NATO member countries surveyed voiced favorable views of the coalition, with only about a quarter (median of 27%) expressing negative opinions.