Fact Tank Dec. 6, 2013

Chart of the Week: How South Africa changed, and didn’t, over Mandela’s lifetime

South Africa experienced tremendous political change during Nelson Mandela’s lifetime, but whites remain on top of the country’s economy.

Global Nov. 8, 2013

Despite Challenges, Africans Are Optimistic about the Future

Even though many in Africa continue to face serious financial adversity, their economic outlook is more positive than many others around the world, and they are hopeful about their children’s future.

Fact Tank Sep. 24, 2013

Nairobi Westgate mall terrorist attack is part of Kenya’s sharp rise in religious hostilities

The number of people killed in religion-related terrorist attacks in Kenya has dramatically increased in recent years.

Global Jul. 25, 2013

As Mali Votes, Mixed Reception to French Intervention

As Malians go to the polls for the presidential election on July 28, Africans, on balance, approve of the French military incursion in its former colony and France enjoys a largely positive image in many African nations. In contrast, most publics in the Middle East disapprove of Paris’ action and France’s ratings have slipped in the region.

Fact Tank Jun. 27, 2013

Obama seeks to improve economic ties with South Africa as China edges in

President Obama’s trip to South Africa this week aims to strengthen economic ties between the two countries at a time when China’s growing economic presence in the region has added a new dynamic. According to the European Commission, in 2011, China accounted for a larger share of South Africa’s trade than the U.S. did. And the […]

Fact Tank Jun. 25, 2013

In Senegal, an overwhelming majority has a positive opinion of the U.S.

Around eight-in-ten Senegalese have a favorable view of the United States

Religion Apr. 30, 2013

The World’s Muslims

A new global survey of Muslims shows they are deeply committed to their faith and want its teachings to shape not only their personal lives but also their societies and politics.

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Religion Apr. 30, 2013

Infographic: The World’s Muslims

Highlights from the report “The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society”

Religion Feb. 13, 2013

The Shifting Global Catholic Population

Catholics have made up a remarkably stable share of the global population over the past century, but their geographic distribution has shifted significantly during that time.