U.S. PoliticsMay 15, 2017

U.S. trails most developed countries in voter turnout

Among the 35 OECD countries, the U.S. ranks 28th in terms of turnout among the voting-age population, but fourth in terms of turnout among registered voters.

GlobalNovember 22, 2016

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.

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 TankMay 7, 2015

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.

Fact TankMarch 24, 2015

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.

Fact TankDecember 18, 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?

Fact TankOctober 27, 2014

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.

Fact TankSeptember 17, 2014

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.

Fact TankSeptember 15, 2014

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.

Fact TankMay 28, 2014

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.