(from The National Interest)
World Already Saw U.S. Influence as Negative
Economic Concerns Pervasive in Japan
Growing numbers of people in several major European countries say they have an unfavorable opinion of Jews, and opinions of Muslims also are more negative than they were several years ago. These findings are from a new Pew Global Attitudes Project report, based on data gathered from 24 countries from regions throughout the world, that examine worldwide religiosity and take a close look at Muslim publics’ attitudes toward terrorism, Osama bin Laden, Hamas, Hezbollah and more.
The 2008 Pew Global Attitudes survey in China finds that more than eight-in-ten Chinese are satisfied with their country’s overall direction and their national economy, a significant increase in contentment from earlier in the decade. But levels of personal satisfaction are generally lower than the national measures, and the poll suggests the Chinese people - who express concern about inflation and pollution - may be struggling with the consequences of economic growth.
The Candidate Can Expect a Warm Welcome in Europe, Not So in the Middle East
Where in the World is the Welcome Mat Still Out?
Benefits and Drawbacks of Trade and Integration
(from Harvard International Review)
The latest Pew Global Attitudes survey finds some encouraging signs for America’s global image for the first time this decade. Although views of the United States remain negative in much of the world, favorable ratings have increased modestly since 2007 in 10 of 21 countries where comparative data are available. Many people around the world are paying close attention to the U.S. presidential election.
Views of the U.S. in the Muslim World (from The National Interest)
Since Communism’s Fall, Social Trust Has Fallen in Eastern Europe
U.S. Catholics Occupy Something of a Middle Ground in the Catholic Faith
Russians Prefer Strength in Their Leader, Economy over Democracy
International Opinion Is Mixed On Castro’s Legacy
Italians’ Spirits Are Flagging - But Not Their Sense of Cultural Superiority
by Richard Wike, Senior Researcher and Kathleen Holzwart, Research Analyst, Pew Global Attitudes Project Until recently, Kenya was considered something of a success story in a troubled region; now, however, it is consumed by political and ethnic violence following last week’s disputed reelection of President Mwai Kibaki. The unrest has shocked many both inside and […]
Prior to the Bhutto Assassination, Public Opinion Was Increasingly Opposed to Terrorism
This survey, a unique new partnership between the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Pew Global Attitudes Project, examines how people around the world perceive and prioritize health in their countries and gauge the efforts of donor nations.
Negative Views of the US More Common Than Negative Views of China
World Publics Hold Mixed Opinions About Women Political Leaders
Will Shared Concerns About Iran Promote Compromise?
Many of the Country’s Sectarian Differences Do Not Run Along a Straight Muslim-Christian Fault Line
Highlights from the 2007 Pew Global Attitudes 47-Nation Survey
Foreign Policy, Not Public Diplomacy, Mostly Determines How the World Views America
Westerners and Muslims Associate a Variety of Negative Traits With One Another
The Turkish Public’s Opinions of America Have Hit Rock Bottom
The publics of the world broadly embrace key tenets of economic globalization but fear the disruptions and downsides of participating in the global economy. In rich countries as well as poor ones, most people endorse free trade, multinational corporations and free markets. However, the latest Pew Global Attitudes survey of more than 45,000 people finds they are concerned about inequality, threats to their culture, threats to the environment and the threats posed by immigration. And there are signs that enthusiasm for economic globalization is waning in the West.
And Negative Views of Musharraf Are on the Rise
A 47-nation survey finds that as economic growth has surged in much of Latin America, East Europe and Asia over the past five years, people are expressing greater satisfaction with their personal lives, family incomes and national conditions. The picture is different in most advanced nations, where growth has been less robust and citizen satisfaction has changed little since 2002.
Rising Incomes a Big Reason, But Not the Only One