Nearly half of independents (46%) are undecided or may change their minds.
A stable minority of voters, 12%, think Barack Obama adheres to the Muslim faith.
Nearly six-in-ten Americans say Republicans favor the rich.
Majorities in 18 of 24 countries describe current economic conditions in their country as bad.
Asked to rate the importance of various priorities in life, some two-thirds (68%) of the self-identified middle class say that free time is very important to them, more than say the same about anything else on the list, including having children (62%), a successful career (59%), being married (55%), or living a religious life (53%).
One in four adult internet users have searched online for information about a friend.
Not one Shia respondent in the Lebanese sample expresses a favorable view of America
In a 24-nation survey, the median percentage saying the French government respects the freedoms of its people is 63%.
Gay marriage (28%) ranks lowest in importance among 16 campaign issues.
Roughly one-third of all Protestants are either unable or unwilling to describe their specific denominational affiliation.