Ahead of the Summit for Democracy hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden, Pew Research Center’s Director of Political Research Carroll Doherty and Director of Global Attitudes Research Richard Wike, Demos Chief Executive Polly Mackenzie and International IDEA Head of Democracy Assessment Seema Shah discussed recent public opinion data on attitudes toward democracy. The event showcased findings from the Center’s Global and U.S. Politics teams, offering insights into the views of publics in 17 countries and addressing questions such as: How committed are citizens to democracy? Which democratic principles are held most dear? Are publics optimistic or pessimistic about the functioning of democracies? How appealing are nondemocratic forms of government? How confident are citizens in their election and voting systems? The event was part of the Global Democracy Coalition Forum’s all-day series of virtual events to facilitate a global conversation on democracy. Pew Research Center’s Vice President of Global Strategy James Bell moderated.
Ahead of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), Pew Research Center’s Director of Political Research Carroll Doherty, Director of Science and Society Research Cary Funk, Associate Director of Global Attitudes Research Jacob Poushter and Scientific American Editor-in-Chief Laura Helmuth presented and discussed a wide range of public opinion data about the global threat of climate change and the measures needed to address it.
As the UN General Assembly convened for its 76th session and policymakers worldwide looked toward the COP26 summit in Glasgow, Pew Research Center was joined by UK Special Representative for Climate Change Nick Bridge and World Resources Institute Vice President for Climate and Economics Helen Mountford to discuss the Center’s public opinion data on global views of climate change and confidence in the international community to address it.
The abrupt closure of many offices and workplaces at the start of the coronavirus pandemic ushered in a new era of remote work for millions of employed Americans, one that may portend a significant shift in the way a large segment of the workforce operates. Employers face decisions about when and how to return to office spaces, and how to consider the physical safety and emotional satisfaction of their workforce.
What does the world think about America and its role in international affairs in the post-Trump period? Pew Research Center Director of Global Attitudes Research Richard Wike presents international public opinion data on those issues, followed by commentary from Wilson Center President and CEO Ambassador Mark Green and British Foreign Policy Group Director Sophia Gaston. Der Tagesspiegel U.S. Correspondent Juliane Schäuble moderates the discussion.
Pew Research Center’s Religion Research Director Alan Cooperman and Senior Researcher Becka Alper present findings from the Center’s 2020 survey of Jewish Americans and delve into the Jewish American experience by examining religious beliefs and practices, cultural engagement, diversity, views of Jewish identity, and experiences with anti-Semitism among Jewish Americans. Commentary from The Wexner Foundation President Rabbi Elka Abrahamson, Combined Jewish Philanthropies President and CEO Rabbi Marc Baker, Shalom Hartman Institute of North America Scholar in Residence Mijal Bitton, and The Jewish Federations of North America President and CEO Eric Fingerhut. Jewish Women International CEO Meredith Jacobs moderates.
Pew Research Center Senior Researcher Besheer Mohamed and Research Associate Kiana Cox explore findings from the Center’s most in-depth study of religion among Black Americans and examine the role race plays in religious experience, the impact of religion and church on everyday life, and how styles of worship and content of sermons vary across congregations. University of Pennsylvania Prof. Anthea Butler, Colby College Prof. Cheryl Townsend Gilkes and Conference of National Black Churches Chairman W. Franklyn Richardson participate in a subsequent panel discussion moderated by Religion News Service National Reporter Adelle Banks.
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