As leaders meet for the General Assembly, the United Nations has a mostly positive international image. Read key facts about how people worldwide view the UN.
Lower fertility rates and aging populations have become worldwide concerns, but the G7 nations have stood out for their lower birth rates and graying populations.
Across many G20 countries, people are strongly in favor of increased gender equality and see global climate change as a major threat.
The share of Euroskeptic members of the European Parliament jumped to 29% in 2014. That's up from 17% in 1979.
Learn how Europeans in 10 EU member states feel about key institutions and issues ahead of European Parliament elections.
Every UN member state faces a periodic review of its human rights record. But the issues raised in these reviews can vary depending on which countries are doing the reviewing.
Many Europeans say the European Union promotes peace, and most think it promotes democratic values and prosperity. But they also tend to see it as inefficient, intrusive and out of touch with citizens' needs.
The global economic mood has improved in recent years, yet pessimism remains. Global publics are accepting of trade yet skeptical of its benefits.
At the same time, 73% of people in the United Kingdom say they would like to see some powers currently held by the EU returned to national governments. A majority say membership in the EU has been a good thing for their nation's economy.
Across all 12 NATO member countries, a median of 61% approved of the alliance last spring. Many Americans say NATO does too little to solve global problems.