Most in the region feel positively about the role the internet plays in their countries, but long-standing digital divides between internet haves and have-nots persist.
As people in advanced economies reach the upper bounds of internet penetration, the digital divide continues to narrow between wealthy and developing countries.
A global median of 75% want their news media to be unbiased when covering political issues, yet many say the news media do a poor job of reporting on political issues fairly.
A median of 53% in five Middle Eastern and North African countries also see Iran playing a more important role, but fewer say Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have gained influence.
People in Vietnam, India and South Korea are generally positive about life today in their countries compared with 50 years ago. But in many places, like Latin America, peoples' outlooks are more negative.
Most Indians hold a favorable opinion of Narendra Modi, and many are content with the state of the economy and the country's direction. The public is also satisfied with the way their democracy is working.
Transatlantic Dialogues: In Europe and North America, Publics More Supportive Than Experts of Direct Democracy
Surveys of foreign policy experts and the general public reveal a division between these two groups over the role of the people’s voice in governing, as well as on the consequences of Trump’s presidency.
Though Japanese are split on their democracy's performance, most endorse representative democracy and back referenda on major policy issues.
Across the world, a median of 78% say representative democracy is a good way to govern their country. Yet, pro-democracy views coexist with openness to nondemocratic forms of governance.
Pew Research Center examined attitudes toward human rights organizations in four major emerging and developing nations: India, Indonesia, Kenya and Mexico.
Filipinos have positive views of the U.S. and China and their respective leaders, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. They also approve of their own leader, President Rodrigo Duterte, and his war on drugs.
Nearly two-thirds of Mexicans express a negative opinion of the U.S., more than double the share in 2015. Mexicans are dissatisfied with their country’s direction and economy, and many are concerned about crime and corruption.
Around the world, few people trust Putin to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. While Russia is not seen as particularly threatening in most countries, it is viewed unfavorably in many.
People around the world identify ISIS and climate change as leading international threats. Many also name cyberattacks from other countries and the condition of the global economy as major challenges.
Across 38 nations, a median of 42% say the U.S. is the world’s leading economy, while 32% name China. But the economic balance of power has shifted in the eyes of some key U.S. allies and trading partners.
President Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations.
A majority of Russians say their country has improved its international standing, and many are confident in Putin’s handling of global issues. Economic views are mixed and corruption remains a concern.
While few citizens in Europe want their country to leave the EU, many would support a vote on their country's EU membership. Frustrations remain over Brussels' handling of economic and refugee issues.
Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, economic spirits are reviving around the world. But many are pessimistic about the next generation's financial future.
Ahead of the June 8th general election, the British public is split on Brexit’s consequences and unsure of how much to trust their national government.
Views of the security alliance have grown more positive in North America and Europe, but there are sharp political and partisan differences.
Today, 44% of Americans have a favorable opinion of China, up from 2016. Yet, concerns about Chinese cyberattacks have risen and most Americans back using force to defend Asian allies against China