A Closer Look at How Religious Restrictions Have Risen Around the World
Over the decade from 2007 to 2017, government restrictions on religion - laws, policies and actions by state officials that restrict religious beliefs and practices - increased markedly around the world.
Majorities of U.S. veterans, public say the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were not worth fighting
About two-thirds of U.S. veterans say the war in Iraq was not worth fighting, while 58% say the same of the war in Afghanistan.
The countries where people are most dissatisfied with how democracy is working
Across 27 nations surveyed by Pew Research Center in 2018, people were more dissatisfied than satisfied with the way democracy is working in their country. This held especially true in a dozen countries where negative views of democracy outpaced positive by more than 10 percentage points.
Despite global concerns about democracy, more than half of countries are democratic
As of the end of 2017, 57% of 167 countries with populations of at least 500,000 were democracies of some kind, and only 13% were autocracies.
Misinformation and fears about its impact are pervasive in 11 emerging economies
Many social media users in 11 emerging countries report being regularly exposed to misinformation when using the platforms.
U.S. Jews are more likely than Christians to say Trump favors the Israelis too much
While U.S. Jews have a strong attachment to Israel, they are divided in their assessment of Trump’s handling of the Israeli-Palestinian issue.
With high levels of prayer, U.S. is an outlier among wealthy nations
When compared with other wealthy nations, the U.S. is unique in that a large share of its population prays every day.
In many countries, dissatisfaction with democracy is tied to views about economic conditions, personal rights
Dissatisfaction with democracy is correlated with views on economic conditions, whether key democratic norms are being respected and other issues.
Many Across the Globe Are Dissatisfied With How Democracy Is Working
Across 27 countries, more people are unhappy with the state of democracy in their countries than satisfied. Discontent with democracy is tied to concerns about the economy, individual rights and out-of-touch elites.
A new perspective on Americans’ views of Israelis and Palestinians
In a new survey, the Center reassesses how it asks Americans about Israelis, Palestinians and their respective governments.
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