Italy on track to surpass Greece in refugee arrivals for 2016
With nearly 160,000 arrivals so far in 2016, Italy may surpass Greece as Europe’s new focal point for refugee flows.
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.
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.
Brexit vote highlighted UK’s discontent with EU, but other European countries are grumbling too
People in a number of other EU countries share the British desire for a less, not more, centralized Europe, and that the debate about the future of the EU will not subside just because the UK has now voted.
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.
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.
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.
Global Concern About Climate Change
A global median of 54% consider climate change a very serious problem. But there are regional differences on the issue, with the U.S. and China among the least concerned.
Canadians Satisfied with U.S. Relationship
Canadians have positive views of the U.S. and are generally satisfied with their relationship. But they disagree on whether to build the Keystone XL pipeline, with more Canadians opposed to the project compared with Americans.