In most places surveyed, more people name China’s influence as a major threat than any of the other geopolitical issues asked about.
A median of 66% across eight EU member nations rated the organization positively this summer.
Many legislators in four English-speaking countries directly addressed George Floyd’s killing and the subsequent protests on Twitter.
The gender gap in party identification remains the widest in a quarter century.
Although most national officials use the platform, their posts receive only a small number of likes and retweets.
For some governments, the debt incurred on COVID-19 relief will add to the considerable red ink already on their ledgers before the pandemic.
In Western Europe, most people back church-state separation even while many willingly pay church tax
Public support for the separation of church and state is widespread in Western Europe, even in countries that have a government-mandated church tax to fund religious institutions, according to a new analysis of a recent Pew Research Center study.
Giving a share of one’s income to the church has been a part of European tradition for centuries. Today, several countries continue to collect a “church tax” on behalf of officially recognized religious organizations, in some cases levying the tax on all registered members.
The U.S. is one of 23 countries where the military draft is authorized but not currently implemented. An additional 60 have some form of an active conscription program.
No world region has reached gender parity in the share of legislative seats held by women. Only three nations individually have reached or surpassed parity.