Pew Research CenterNovember 17, 2017

Despite apparent coup in Zimbabwe, armed takeovers have become less common worldwide

Since the end of World War II, there have been 225 successful coups (counting the events in Zimbabwe) in countries with populations greater than 500,000, according to the Center for Systemic Peace, which maintains extensive datasets on various forms of armed conflict and political violence. Most coups occurred during the height of the Cold War, from the 1960s through the 1980s.

Pew Research CenterNovember 7, 2017

Russians see World War II, not 1917 revolution, as nation’s most important historical event

Just 8% of Russians believe the Russian Revolution was the country’s most important event of the past century. A 34% plurality says it was World War II.

GlobalNovember 2, 2017

How U.S. refugee resettlement in each state has shifted since 2002

The resettlement of refugees in the U.S. has been fairly consistent across the country since 2002, with no state resettling a majority of them. In fiscal year 2017, no state resettled more than 10% of the 53,716 refugees the nation admitted that year.

Pew Research CenterOctober 9, 2017

Malala’s 2012 shooting came at time of high social hostilities in Pakistan

Malala Yousafzai’s shooting came at a time when social hostilities involving religion were at a high point, both globally and in Pakistan.

GlobalOctober 2, 2017

After record migration, 80% of Syrian asylum applicants approved to stay in Europe

In all, more than half a million asylum seekers from Syria during the 2015-16 migration surge had received permission to stay in Europe as of Dec. 31, 2016.

Pew Research CenterAugust 22, 2017

U.S. active-duty military presence overseas is at its smallest in decades

The number of active-duty U.S. military troops stationed overseas has dipped below 200,000 for the first time in at least 60 years.

GlobalAugust 1, 2017

Greatest Threats Around the World

People around the world identify ISIS and climate change as leading international threats. Many also name cyberattacks from other countries and the condition of the global economy as major challenges.

GlobalAugust 1, 2017

Globally, People Point to ISIS and Climate Change as Leading Security Threats

People around the world identify ISIS and climate change as leading international threats. Many also name cyberattacks from other countries and the condition of the global economy as major challenges.

GlobalJuly 13, 2017

In Asia-Pacific countries, many are concerned about North Korea’s nuclear program

Americans and many in the Asia-Pacific region hold negative views of North Korea and its nuclear weapons program but are divided on what to do about it.

GlobalJuly 12, 2017

In first months of Trump presidency, Christians account for growing share of U.S. refugee arrivals

More Christian than Muslim refugees have been admitted to the United States in the first months of the Trump administration, reversing a trend that had seen Muslims outnumber Christians in the final fiscal year under President Barack Obama, a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. State Department refugee data has found.