Internet & TechJanuary 10, 2017

How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency

Pew Research Center President Michael Dimock examines the changes – some profound, some subtle – that the U.S. experienced during Barack Obama’s presidency.

Fact TankOctober 12, 2016

Americans more tolerant of offensive speech than others in the world

Enshrined in the Bill of Rights, free expression is a bedrock American principle, and Americans tend to express stronger support for free expression than many others around the world.

Fact TankJuly 26, 2016

Key allies in Europe, Asia have mostly positive views of Americans but fault them on some traits

Views of the U.S. and its president were mainly positive. But when we asked people abroad how they saw Americans given a list of characteristics, the answers were more of a mixed bag.

Fact TankJune 29, 2016

Key takeaways on international image of the U.S., Obama and presidential candidates

In President Barack Obama’s last year in office, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that views of the United States remain strongly favorable in key European and Asian nations.

Fact TankMay 27, 2016

Mixed verdict from public on America’s global standing

At a time when Donald Trump is vowing to “make America great again,” Americans think the country already is pretty great – at least when compared with other nations. Our recent report on views of America’s Place in the World found that 72% think the United States is the world’s leading military power, while 54% say it is the top economic power.

Fact TankMarch 30, 2016

6 facts about how Americans and Chinese see each other

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s tour of the United States comes at a time of many tensions between the two nations. Our surveys capture American public opinion toward China, and Chinese public opinion toward the U.S.

Fact TankOctober 20, 2015

What Canada’s new government might mean for U.S. relations

On some key issues, like the Keystone XL pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), supporters of Canada’s Liberal Party are less supportive than their Conservative Party predecessors.

Fact TankAugust 14, 2015

People in U.S., Latin America approve of renewing U.S. ties with Cuba

Nearly three-quarters of U.S. adults (73%) say they approve of the U.S. renewing ties with Cuba. A similar median of 77% across five Latin American countries surveyed also approve of this action.

Fact TankJuly 23, 2015

5 charts on America’s (very positive) image in Africa

When President Barack Obama travels to Kenya and Ethiopia later this week, he will likely receive a warm public reception. Obama, whose father was Kenyan, is very popular in both countries, as well as in many other nations in sub-Saharan Africa. But it’s not just Obama – as Pew Research Center surveys have shown over the years, the United States consistently receives high marks throughout the region.

Fact TankJune 24, 2015

7 charts on how the world views President Obama

Our most recent survey of 40 countries from around the world included a number of questions about Obama and his handling of major international issues.