Nearly a quarter of countries used force to prevent religious gatherings during the pandemic; other government restrictions and social hostilities related to religion remained fairly stable.
For more than a decade, Pew Research Center has been tracking global patterns in restrictions on religion – both those imposed by governments and hostilities committed by individuals and social groups.
Few Americans see a third Xi term as a major problem for the U.S.; other concerns about China have grown
Only three-in-ten Americans say it is a very serious problem for the United States if Xi Jinping assumes a third term as China’s leader.
The Chinese Communist Party is preparing for its 20th National Congress, an event likely to result in an unprecedented third term for President Xi Jinping. Since Xi took office in 2013, opinion of China in the U.S. and other advanced economies has turned more negative. How did it get to be this way?
While 26% of U.S. adults became more negative toward China between 2020 and 2022, 17% became more positive toward it.
A large majority of Americans (78%) say tensions between China and Taiwan are at least a somewhat serious problem for the United States.
Across 19 countries, more people see the U.S. than China favorably – but more see China’s influence growing
Much larger shares of people in most nations see China’s influence growing than say the same of the United States.
Large majorities in most of the 19 countries surveyed have negative views of China, but relatively few say bilateral relations are bad.
Prevailing view among Americans is that U.S. influence in the world is weakening – and China’s is growing
Nearly half of Americans (47%) say that the United States’ influence in the world has been getting weaker in recent years.
Americans see China as a growing superpower – and increasingly say it is the world’s leading economy.