Europeans are consistently more liberal than Latin Americans, Asians, Africans, and Middle Easterners when it comes to judging what things are morally acceptable or not.
An international panel of scientists warned yesterday of that the world is already experiencing the effects of climate change and it will get worse -- highlighting a problem that people in many countries see as a major threat.
Americans are not the only ones who give Saudi Arabia poor marks on how the country treats its citizens: A median of just 18% across 39 countries surveyed said the Saudi government respects individual rights.
About six-in-ten Americans have a favorable view of France, much improved after tensions over Iraq in 2003.
French President Francois Hollande has been dealing with revelations of an affair he has been having with an actress, but he leads a country that has a more tolerant view than others of these matters.
While only 12% of Chinese regard the U.S. as an enemy, 41% see the U.S. military presence in East Asia as a major threat to their country and 63% see the U.S. as the nation posing the greatest threat to China.
One of the most striking findings from a recent Pew Research Center survey of general publics across the globe was the degree to which people see the gap between rich and poor as a major challenge. In 31 of 39 nations, half or more of those polled said inequality is a very big problem in their country.
Only 10% of Americans believe the U.S. can trust Pakistan a great deal or a fair amount.
The case of Bo Xilai, sentenced last weekend to life imprisonment, highlights an increasing central issue in Chinese politics: political corruption.
Leaks by former NSA employee Edward Snowden are having far reaching effects on U.S. diplomacy, this time damaging relations with one of America’s most important partners in Latin America.