What makes a good life? Usually this question is in the domain of priests, philosophers and metaphysicians, but the OECD sought to find the answers with data.
On some key issues, like the Keystone XL pipeline and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), supporters of Canada's Liberal Party are less supportive than their Conservative Party predecessors.
Turks are split on whether their democratic system is working, and views of Erdogan are at their lowest since 2012. But they still prefer a democratic form of government over a strong leader to guide their country.
Canadians have positive views of the U.S. and are generally satisfied with their relationship. But they disagree on whether to build the Keystone XL pipeline, with more Canadians opposed to the project compared with Americans.
Nearly three-quarters of U.S. adults (73%) say they approve of the U.S. renewing ties with Cuba. A similar median of 77% across five Latin American countries surveyed also approve of this action.
While Latin Americans approve of the U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, they hold mixed views on Cuba overall and have little confidence in Raul Castro.
As the Islamic militant group ISIS continues to entrench itself in Syria and Iraq, concerns about Islamic extremism are growing in the West and in countries with significant Muslim populations.
As Russia plays host this week to a critical summit of leaders of the emerging market nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), Russian President Vladimir Putin is especially keen on bolstering ties with the leading economic power of the group – China.
For the first time in six years, more people in America say that the U.S. – not China – is the world’s leading economic power, according to our new survey.
While Americans favor the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), they are among the least likely to support it in the nine TPP nations surveyed.