Pew Research's annual Global Attitudes surveys starts by asking respondents how they would describe their day. A median of nearly two-thirds (65%) across 44 countries surveyed in spring 2014 responded that they were having a typical day.
Across 34 emerging and developing economies, a median of 76% say corrupt political leaders are a very big problem in their country. Yet, not many people in these nations say giving bribes is essential for getting ahead in life.
Growing economic inequality, increasing joblessness, global pollution and severe weather events are among the world’s most pressing threats experts say.
Since we began polling the Turkish people in 2002, never have more than three-in-ten held a favorable view of the U.S.
Prior to the most recent Ebola outbreak in the western parts of the continent, a median of 32% across the seven African nations polled feared infectious disease as the top danger. In the Middle East, the top danger is ethnic and religious hatred.
Amid continued unrest in the region, support for Erdogan has dropped significantly in four of the seven Middle Eastern nations surveyed since last year.
Low turnout in Egypt's presidential election has raised concerns that a victory for former general Abdel Fattah El-Sisi would leave the government without a sufficient mandate.
Businessman Petro Poroshenko is the leading candidate for president in this weekend's Ukraine election, but he faces a major hurdle in bridging the country's east-west divide.
Support for al Qaeda, the terrorist organization that Osama bin Laden founded, was low among the Muslim publics surveyed in 2010, and remained low in 2013, two years after bin Laden’s ignominious end.
A new Global Morality Interactive, based on a survey conducted last year, shows how people in 40 countries view behaviors ranging from extramarital affairs to using contraceptives.