Among democracies, U.S. stands out in how it chooses its head of state
No other democratic nation fills its top job quite the way the U.S. does, and only a handful are even similar.
U.S. voter turnout trails most developed countries
Among the 35 countries in the OECD, the U.S. ranks 31st in terms of turnout among the voting-age population, but seventh in terms of turnout among registered voters.
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.
On UK elections, the talk on Twitter is largely negative
A new Pew Research Center analysis of the months leading up to election day finds that four of the six parties studied received more negative commentary than positive.
6 facts about public opinion in Nigeria before election day
Nigerians head to the polls this weekend for a long-delayed presidential election. Here’s what they had to say about the state of their country when we surveyed them in the spring of 2014.
5 key takeaways about political engagement in emerging and developing nations
Beginning with the Arab Spring, high-profile protest movements erupted in several emerging and developing countries over the last few years. Millions have demonstrated, and activists have pioneered new forms of online engagement, but who really participates, and how?
Brazil continues South America’s incumbent streak
In recent decades, no incumbents from the 10 Latin American countries in South America have lost bids for re-election.
Q&A: Why one polling expert says Scotland likely to say ‘no’ to independence
Claire Durand, a sociology professor at the University of Montreal, discusses recent polling on the issue of Scottish independence.
In its peaceful nature and uncertain outcome, Scotland’s independence vote stands out
Scotland’s independence referendum stands out from most other such votes in two ways: its peaceful nature and doubt as to its outcome.
El-Sisi likely to win Egypt election, but questions about mandate remain
Low turnout in Egypt’s presidential election has raised concerns that a victory for former general Abdel Fattah El-Sisi would leave the government without a sufficient mandate.