More countries see climate change as a top international threat, but many people also name ISIS and cyberattacks as their top security concern.
In many countries, actively religious people are more likely than their less-religious peers to describe themselves as very happy.
People who are active in religious congregations tend to be happier and more civically engaged than either religiously unaffiliated adults or inactive members of religious groups, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of survey data from the United States and more than two dozen other countries.
Nearly 14% of the U.S. population is foreign-born. That's the highest share of foreign-born people in the country since 1910, but it's far from the highest in the world.
As the number of international migrants reaches new highs, people around the world show little appetite for more migration – both into and out of their countries.
Americans have less positive views of China, with a growing share concerned about China’s economic strength instead of its military capabilities.
Japanese feel better about their economy than at any time in nearly two decades. But they also believe average people are worse off than before the Great Recession and worry about their children's futures.
People in Russia, India and Germany stand out for being more likely than those in other countries to say their country is playing a bigger role in world affairs.
People have taken note that China continues to play an ever-larger role in world affairs. Yet a lack of enthusiasm for Chinese world leadership persists.
Aside from voting, relatively few people take part in other forms of political and civic participation. But a 14-country survey finds that some could be motivated to participate on issues like health care, poverty and education.