British crave more autonomy from EU as Brexit vote nears
Nearly two-thirds of Britons say they want the EU to return certain powers to national governments. Only 6% want to transfer more powers to the Brussels-based institution.
Euroskepticism Beyond Brexit
There is significant opposition in key European countries to an ever closer EU.
What the world thinks about climate change in 7 charts
On April 22, leaders and representatives from more than 150 countries will gather at the United Nations to sign the global climate change agreement reached in Paris in December. Pew Research Center’s spring 2015 survey found that people around the world are concerned about climate change and want their governments to take action. Here are […]
Prior to Lahore bombing, Pakistanis were critical of Taliban and other extremist groups
A Pew Research Center spring 2015 survey found that Pakistanis were extremely critical of these terrorist organizations and supported government action to fight extremists.
6 facts about how Americans and Chinese see each other
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s tour of the United States comes at a time of many tensions between the two nations. Our surveys capture American public opinion toward China, and Chinese public opinion toward the U.S.
Among Israeli Arabs and Jews, limited optimism about a two-state solution
Public optimism among Israeli Arabs and Jews that a two-state solution is possible may be receding in Israel.
UN peacekeeping at new highs after post-Cold War surge and decline
The number of UN peacekeeping forces around the world has peaked in recent months after falling off in the late 1990s, following a period of trial and error for UN interventions.
Global opinion varies widely on use of torture against suspected terrorists
The view that torture may be justified is most common in sub-Saharan Africa, where a median of 55% hold this view; it is least common in Latin America (a median of 25%). In the U.S., 58% say torture can be justified as part of efforts to prevent terrorist attacks.
Refugee crises, climate change are top risks in next 10 years, experts say
Large-scale refugee flows and lack of progress in slowing global warming are the top risks that the world faces in the coming decade, according to a survey by the World Economic Forum of executives and experts.
Americans are in the middle of the pack globally when it comes to importance of religion
Americans place less importance on religion in their lives than do people in a number of countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia — but more than residents of many other Western and European countries.