In the wake of the Brexit vote in Britain and the recent Italian referendum, and with national elections looming in 2017 in the Netherlands, France, and Germany, there is concern that Europe may be inundated by a populist wave.
Better understanding public discontent—where it corresponds with candidate Trump’s stated policy positions and where it contradicts them--provides insights into future popular support for potential Trump administration policies, especially those that relate to the rest of the world.
On November 1, 2016 Bruce Stokes, director of global economic attitudes at the Pew Research Center, presented findings from the 2016 survey of Japanese public opinion about Japan’s place in the world.
See these Pew Research Center findings on the growing support for populist movements that has been a prominent feature of recent politics in Europe and the United States.
Governments seem to be getting poor reviews around much of the globe. In Western and non-Western nations, in the Global South and the Global North, disillusionment with politicians is widespread.
Many people in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are concerned about their countries' political and economic systems. Yet, there is considerable optimism about the future.
Despite souring public sentiment about their domestic economy and the belief that Japan's role on the world stage has plateaued or is on the decline, the Japanese are among the most outward looking, internationally engaged publics among major countries recently surveyed by the Pew Research Center.
Despite souring public sentiment about their domestic economy and some concern about Japan’s declining role on the world stage, the Japanese are outward looking.
In contrast with the developed West, globalization and economic integration remain popular in the world’s two largest developing countries – India and China.
A nine-country survey on the strengths and limitations of civic engagement illustrates, there is a common perception that government is run for the benefit of the few, rather than the many.
Regional conflict and economic opportunity boost number of migrants from 25 million to 54 million.
The Chinese people recognize their country's growing prominence in Asia and the world. However, concern remains over corruption and other domestic issues.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is riding a wave of public good feeling about the way things are going in India, the state of the domestic economy and his own stewardship of the country.
The Indian public sees Prime Minister Narendra Modi favorably and India's role in the world expanding, but there is a growing partisan divide on Modi's record.
Reflecting a history marked with strife, neighboring powers China and Japan view each other with disdain, disagree on the past and worry about the future.
Pew Research Center survey in 15 nations: Obama is tough act to follow, Clinton is more trusted than Trump
More than eight-in-ten in Greece, France and Spain say the economic situation is bad, but opinions in other EU countries and parts of Asia-Pacific are more positive.
The recent wave of asylum seekers to 28 EU countries, Norway and Switzerland accounts for one-in-ten asylum applications to the region since 1985.
Fear of terrorism, Muslims, and refugees is driving the parties of the right and left further apart than ever before.
The refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism are very much related in the minds of many Europeans. Across the EU there are also sharp ideological divides on views about minorities, diversity and national identity.
Rising public anger and spread of populism around the Continent has not resulted in return of anti-Americanism.
As he nears the end of his presidency, Barack Obama continues to enjoy a broad degree of international popularity.
As elections near, Australians show robust support for their prime minister's dealings in international affairs. But many are frustrated with his handling of the refugee issue, climate change and the economy.
Many favor looking inward to focus on domestic issues, while others question whether commitments to allies should take precedence over national interests.
Germany is far from the only country currently drawing ire from free speech advocates. Globally, threats to free speech are on the rise.
There is significant opposition in key European countries to an ever closer EU.
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Asia-related issues have figured prominently in this year's U.S. presidential primary campaign but most U.S. voters still believe that Europe is more important.