As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, both economically and socially, technology adoption remains one of the defining factors in human progress. To that end, there has been a noticeable rise over the past two years in the percentage of people in the emerging and developing nations surveyed by Pew Research Center who say that they use the internet and own a smartphone.
Large-scale refugee flows and lack of progress in slowing global warming are the top risks that the world faces in the coming decade, according to a survey by the World Economic Forum of executives and experts.
The tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are often characterized as sectarian, and public attitudes toward the two countries in five Middle Eastern nations surveyed bear this out.
As elections near, Venezuelans are down on President Nicolás Maduro and Hugo Chávez’s legacy, but wide ideological splits point to a nation divided. Overall, most are dissatisfied with the direction of the country.
That's compared with 27% of Gen Xers and 24% of Boomers who say the same.
In principle, most people around the world support freedom of expression. But there is a fine line between general support for freedom of speech and support for specific forms of expression.
Most people in the countries we surveyed – including 11 countries with significant Muslim populations – had negative views of the Islamic State extremist group as of spring.
What makes a good life? Usually this question is in the domain of priests, philosophers and metaphysicians, but the OECD sought to find the answers with data.
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.
Turks are split on whether their democratic system is working, and views of Erdogan are at their lowest since 2012. But they still prefer a democratic form of government over a strong leader to guide their country.