Middle Easterners See Religious and Ethnic Hatred as Top Global Threat
People across the globe see the threat of religious and ethnic violence as a growing threat to the world’s future, with concern especially strong in the Middle East.
What is the greatest threat to the world? Depends on where you live
Prior to the most recent Ebola outbreak in the western parts of the continent, a median of 32% across the seven African nations polled feared infectious disease as the top danger. In the Middle East, the top danger is ethnic and religious hatred.
As Global Threats Loom, More Say U.S. Does Too Little
The share of Americans saying the U.S. does too little to address global problems has nearly doubled since last November. The Islamic militants known as ISIS or ISIL tops the public’s list of security concerns.
In Germany, U.S., polls find little support for military aid to Ukraine
The action most favored by Germans (69%) in response to Russia’s incursion into Ukraine is economic and financial support for Ukraine, a measure that both the U.S. and Ukraine governments have backed.
Indians Dissatisfied with Their Country’s Direction
Indians are troubled by corruption and economic problems, but hopeful for India’s future. They hold generally positive views of the U.S., but are divided in their opinions of China and deeply wary of Pakistan.
Extremists, cyber-attacks top Americans’ security threat list
While Americans say they want the U.S. to mind its own business and focus on issues at home, they remain concerned about the security threats that face the nation in 2014.
Russians say Islamic extremist groups are top concern
More than half of Russians say Islamic extremist groups are a major threat to their country.
Limited Support for Iran Nuclear Deal
More Americans disapprove than approve of last month’s nuclear agreement with Iran, and and there continues to be widespread skepticism about whether Iranian leaders are serious about addressing international concerns over the country’s nuclear program.
Global Views of Iran Largely Negative
Majorities in most of 39 countries surveyed have an unfavorable opinion of Iran, and most say Tehran does not respect the personal freedoms of its people.
Egypt’s National Mood Turns Grim
Months of political uncertainty, a weak economy and often violent street protests have resulted in a majority of Egyptians saying they are dissatisfied with the way their new democracy is working.