Key facts about the world’s refugees
The number of displaced people was at a record 65.3 million in 2015.
Where refugees to the U.S. come from
Of the more than 40,000 refugees who have been admitted to the United States so far in 2016, the largest numbers have come from Burma (Myanmar), the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Somalia.
About six-in-ten Syrians are now displaced from their homes
An estimated 12.5 million Syrians are now displaced, an unprecedented number in recent history for a single country.
5 facts about the global Somali diaspora
Somalia has faced lawlessness and strife during its decades-long civil war. As the country of 10.8 million continues to experience political and economic instability, its people are increasingly living outside of Somalia. New migrants are making their way to places like Europe, but they face a long and dangerous journey over land and sea. Hundreds […]
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.
Israeli Arabs more optimistic about two-state solution than Arabs living in the Palestinian territories
While significant shares of Israeli Arabs and Jews are optimistic about the prospect of a two-state solution, those who would live in this new independent state – the Arabs currently in the Palestinian territories – are less optimistic about it.
Views of NATO and its role are mixed in U.S., other member nations
Foreign policy and national security have been key elements of the debate for both the Republican and Democratic parties in this year’s U.S. presidential campaign. GOP front-runner Donald Trump recently added a twist when he suggested in a Washington Post interview that, while NATO is “a good thing to have,” changes are needed because the […]
Among Israeli Arabs and Jews, limited optimism about a two-state solution
Public optimism among Israeli Arabs and Jews that a two-state solution is possible may be receding in Israel.
UN peacekeeping at new highs after post-Cold War surge and decline
The number of UN peacekeeping forces around the world has peaked in recent months after falling off in the late 1990s, following a period of trial and error for UN interventions.
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.