Public Uncertain, Divided Over America’s Place in the World
Most Americans say it would be better if the U.S. just dealt with its own problems and let other countries deal with their own problems as best they can.
Key findings on how Americans view the U.S. role in the world
The U.S. public is uncertain and divided about America’s role in the world, ranging from what they regard as the greatest threats to the U.S. to the measures the country should take to deal with them.
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.
Changing a social media profile picture is one way to express support or solidarity
In the wake of attacks in Brussels and in Lahore, Pakistan, some social media users are changing their profile pictures to express solidarity with victims and the people of these countries. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have become a common way for Americans to get news, but they also can provide a way for […]
Americans feel the tensions between privacy and security concerns
Much of the focus has been on government surveillance, though there are also significant concerns about how businesses use data.
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.
Before Obama’s last State of the Union, a look back at his early hopes
On the occasion of President Obama’s last State of the Union address, a look back at his first congressional address – his priorities, those of the public at the time and what’s happened in the years since.
15 striking findings from 2015
From trust in government to views of climate change, here are some of Pew Research Center’s most memorable findings of the year.
5 facts about Republicans and national security
When GOP presidential candidates meet in Las Vegas tonight for their sixth debate, terrorism, foreign policy and national security are expected to be major topics.