Polls show that U.S. voters want to focus on domestic issues, and yet support for defense spending is at its highest level since 9/11.
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.
Polarization on trade, security and immigration hobbles the U.S. and its major parties, especially Republicans.
There are striking differences in the extent to which people think the Quran should influence their nation’s laws, according to surveys across 10 countries with significant Muslim populations.
The U.S. presidential campaign is dominated by global issues including trade, immigration and terrorism – and voters have mixed feelings.
With an unstable public mood on both sides of the Atlantic, terrorism could prove a political wildcard in both the United States and in Europe in the months ahead.
Recent polling shows a growing divide.
Concern about data falsification is as old as the profession of public opinion polling. However, a new approach proposed by Kuriakose and Robbins (2015) to detecting falsification is concerning.
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.
The test of whether to grant Beijing market-economy status may be an interesting clue as to the future of transatlantic relations.
Asia is once again on the minds of the leading U.S. presidential candidates and the American public. Americans' negative views of China are as strong as they have ever been.
This presentation examines Americans’ foreign and economic policy views in the context of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Presidential elections are almost always about the economy. 2016 is shaping up to be an exception.
There’s a lot of anger out there toward America, but in some predominantly Muslim countries the trend lines are improving.
This year, according to a new Pew Research Center survey, individuals around the world overwhelmingly say they are concerned about global warming.
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.
New polling shows strong public support among Europeans for an agreement on greenhouse gas emissions in Paris.
It doesn’t help that only 18 percent of Chinese think climate change is a very serious problem.
Negotiators are gathering in Paris in the first two weeks of December to try to craft an international accord to deal with climate change.
This presentation examines global public opinion on democratic principles, including religious freedom, gender equality, a free press, free speech and competitive elections.
Although many observers have documented a global decline in democratic rights in recent years, people around the world nonetheless embrace fundamental democratic values, including free expression. A new Pew Research Center survey finds that majorities in nearly all 38 nations polled say it is at least somewhat important to live in a country with free […]
This presentation examines global public opinion about climate change. Using the Pew Research Center’s spring 2015 Global Attitudes survey, issues such as concern about climate change and support for action on climate change are addressed. It is based on 45,435 face-to-face and telephone interviews in 40 countries with adults 18 and older conducted from March […]
A global median of 54% consider climate change a very serious problem. But there are regional differences on the issues, with the U.S. and China among the least concerned.
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.
Canadians have positive views of the U.S. and are generally satisfied with their relationship. But they disagree on whether to build the Keystone XL pipeline, with more Canadians opposed to the project compared with Americans.
This presentation examines public opinion in India, including views of national conditions, issues affecting the country, Prime Minister Modi and national institutions.
As the American and Indian publics warm toward one another, a head of state affinity may lead to stronger ties.
As the world sets new development goals, sub-Saharan Africans see hope and challenges ahead -- and say they still need aid.
Most people in China say they are better off financially than they were five years ago. At the same time, they're worried about corrupt officials, air and water pollution, crime and economic inequality.
When it comes to being friends and playing nice in Asia, there’s not a lot of love to go around.