Fact Tank Aug. 27, 2013

Even before chemical weapons furor, Assad had little support among publics in the region

Even before Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was accused of using chemical weapons, he was widely unpopular with publics in neighboring countries.

Fact Tank Aug. 26, 2013

Another casualty of war in Syria—citizen journalists

Professional journalists have long faced the risks of working in harm’s way, but now conflicts like the one in Syria are claiming the lives of a new part of the media — citizen journalists.

Fact Tank Aug. 22, 2013

Possible chemical weapons use by Syria has influenced public support for action in past polls

Americans have consistently opposed U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict, but have offered a somewhat different response when asked how they would respond if there is proof that President Bashar Assad’s forces attacked civilians with chemical weapons.

Fact Tank Aug. 15, 2013

Decades after war’s end, some of Japan’s neighbors still see need for atonement

On the 68th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, publics in some countries in Asia — notably South Korea and China — believe that Japan still has not sufficiently apologized for its actions during the conflict.

Fact Tank Jul. 25, 2013

Big gender gap in global public opinion about use of drones

A global Pew Research Center survey finds a large gender gap in attitudes about U.S. government use of drones to target terrorists.

Fact Tank Jul. 19, 2013

Japan elections come amid shifting attitudes on country’s military posture

Elections in Japan on July 21 to choose half of the members of the the upper house of Japan’s Diet may be a referendum on changing constitutional limits on the country’s military posture.

Fact Tank Jun. 14, 2013

U.S. aid to Syrian rebels: Public has opposed American involvement in the past

Public opinion surveys have consistently shown Americans to have little interest in the Syrian conflict and have been opposed — or lukewarm, at best, — to getting involved.

Fact Tank Jun. 7, 2013

As It Fights in Syria, Hezbollah Seen Unfavorably in Region

Hezbollah is widely unpopular among publics in the Middle East. Most in Lebanon, which is Hezbollah’s base, have an unfavorable view of it, but opinions differ among religious groups.

Fact Tank May. 29, 2013

Should Guantanamo be open or closed? Either way, Democrats have stuck with Obama

One near-certainty on which President Obama can count in his renewed effort to close the prison at Guantanamo is support from rank-and-file Democrats who have consistently backed him on this issue.

Fact Tank May. 24, 2013

Obama and drone strikes: Support but questions at home, opposition abroad

In his address Thursday on U.S. counterterrorism policy, President Obama defended the use of drones, which has the support of the U.S. public but is strongly opposed abroad.