Fact Tank Sep. 25, 2013

The Middle East has the dimmest view of the United Nations

A median of 56% in seven Middle Eastern and North African countries had an unfavorable view of the United Nations.

Fact Tank Sep. 23, 2013

Global public opinion of Iran remains decidedly negative

A median of 20% across 39 countries have a favorable view of Iran

U.S. Politics Sep. 16, 2013

Skeptical Public Backs Syrian Diplomacy

By a 69% to 22% margin, the public supports a diplomatic approach to the Syrian crisis, but is skeptical about its effectiveness. Americans also express little trust in either Syria or Russia and remain opposed to airstrikes even if Syria does not cede control of its chemical arms.

Media & News Sep. 16, 2013

How Al Jazeera America Covered Syria

In its coverage of the ongoing Syrian crisis, the fledgling Al Jazeera America cable news channel has provided U.S. viewers with content much more similar to CNN’s than the BBC’s.

Global Sep. 12, 2013

Tunisians Sour on Political Leaders as Conditions Worsen

Two years after launching the Arab Spring, Tunisians are growing disaffected with their leaders as conditions worsen. According to our new survey, 72% dissatisfied with the way their democracy is working.

Global Sep. 10, 2013

Muslims Concerned about Extremism

Across 11 Muslim publics surveyed, a median of 67% say they are somewhat or very concerned about Islamic extremism. Among these publics, extremist groups garner little popular support and clear majorities oppose violence in the name of Islam.

Fact Tank Sep. 9, 2013

As French, U.S. leaders push for Syria action, their people are united in opposition

The American and French publics, who a decade ago bitterly disagreed over the U.S. invasion of Iraq, now see eye-to-eye on the looming military strike against Syria because of its alleged use of chemical weapons against its own people. In principle they both think there are times when it is necessary to use military force […]

U.S. Politics Sep. 9, 2013

Opposition to Syrian Airstrikes Surges

There is increased opposition to U.S. airstrikes in Syria, as many undecided Americans have turned against the idea. Obama’s job approval has slipped into negative territory — particularly on foreign policy — and most say Congress should have the final say on Syria.

Fact Tank Sep. 5, 2013

The growing number of Syrian refugees

The number of Syrians who have left the country over the past two years. About half are under 18.

Fact Tank Sep. 4, 2013

Obama makes his case for Syrian airstrikes: Is it working?

While Barack Obama has an uphill battle if he wants to win over public support for military airstrikes in Syria, there are signs that opinions may have shifted over the course of the weekend.