Aidan Connaughton is a research assistant at Pew Research Center focusing on global attitudes research. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Linguistics from Harvard University.
Legislators in UK, Canada and Australia Express Post-election Enthusiasm for Biden Administration on Twitter
In preelection tweets about the U.S., lawmakers abroad focused on how the election will affect bilateral ties and trade.
Around the world, people who trust others are more supportive of international cooperation
Support for international cooperation can vary significantly depending on the amount of trust that people tend to place in others.
Social trust in advanced economies is lower among young people and those with less education
A median of 62% of adults across the 14 countries surveyed this summer generally believe most people can be trusted.
From voter registration to mail-in ballots, how do countries around the world run their elections?
Ahead of the 2020 U.S. election, here’s a look at how elections are run in the United States and other countries around the world.
Public opinion about coronavirus is more politically divided in U.S. than in other advanced economies
Across 13 countries, people’s assessments of how well their country had handled the coronavirus outbreak were closely tied to partisanship.
Religiously unaffiliated people more likely than those with a religion to lean left, accept homosexuality
In most of the 18 countries analyzed, religiously unaffiliated adults were more likely to say homosexuality should be accepted by society.
Most Approve of National Response to COVID-19 in 14 Advanced Economies
The pandemic has had a divisive effect on a sense of national unity in many of the countries surveyed: A median of 46% feel more national unity now than before the coronavirus outbreak, while 48% think divisions have grown.
Outside U.S., Floyd’s killing and protests sparked discussion on legislators’ Twitter accounts
Many legislators in four English-speaking countries directly addressed George Floyd’s killing and the subsequent protests on Twitter.
The Global God Divide
A median of 45% across 34 surveyed countries say it is necessary to believe in God to be moral and have good values. However, public opinion on this question, as well as the role of God, prayer and religion varies by country, region and economic development.
Americans’ views on World Health Organization split along partisan lines as Trump calls for U.S. to withdraw
Americans' views of how well the World Health Organization has dealt with the outbreak are sharply divided along partisan lines.
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