People in 23 countries tend to see U.S. President Joe Biden more positively than Chinese President Xi Jinping.
We examine how the U.S. and China stack up to one another on more than 10 measures of international public opinion, spanning from confidence in their leaders to views of their universities and technological achievements.
The Chinese government closely regulates religious activity – here are 10 things to know about their policies on religion.
While only 4% of Chinese adults formally identify as Buddhists, formal affiliation doesn’t reflect the full extent of Buddhist belief and practice.
Despite the Chinese Communist Party's ban on religion, some 6% of party members formally identify with a religion.
Based on formal religious identity, China is the least religious country in the world - with just 10% of Chinese adults self-identifying with a religion.
Only one-in-ten Chinese adults formally identify with a religion, but surveys indicate that religion plays a much bigger role in China when the definition is widened to include questions on spirituality, customs and traditional beliefs.
Across 12 countries, a median of 40% of adults say they have no confidence in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to do the right thing regarding world affairs, while a median of 37% say they have at least some confidence. About eight-in-ten Indians (79%) have a favorable view of Modi, including a 55% majority with a very favorable view.
In an open-ended question allowing Americans to name which country they see as the greatest threat to the U.S., 50% name China.
More than a third of Americans (37%) say foreign aid from the United States and China both benefits and harms developing countries.