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.
Egyptians Divided on El-Sisi, Morsi Ouster
Slight majorities in Egypt support last year’s ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi and have a positive view of his likely replacement, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
Key takeaways from our Egypt survey
Egyptians are about as unhappy with the direction of their country as they were back in spring 2010, less than a year before the revolution that toppled then President Hosni Mubarak. Today, 72% of Egyptians are dissatisfied with the country’s direction, while just 24% are satisfied.
The EU Elections on Twitter
The conversation on Twitter leading up to the European Parliament elections suggests mixed sentiment toward the European Union (EU) and a general lack of passion about the candidates seeking the European Commission presidency.
Key takeaways from the European Union survey
Disillusion with EU seems to be ending, but Europeans still think EU doesn’t listen, is out of touch, intrusive and inefficient.
In India, few use social media to share political views
While half of Indian internet users regularly access social media sites, such as Facebook or Twitter, only about a third of these users share views about politics on these social networks.