Ahead of negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, a 21-nation survey finds that most publics around the world are broadly opposed to Iran obtaining nuclear weapons, and many support economic sanctions to prevent such an acquisition. Opinion is more divided on whether military intervention should be used, especially among the six E3+3 negotiating partners.
A year after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, a new nationwide survey finds that Egyptians remain upbeat about the course of the nation and prospects for progress. Most Egyptians continue to support democracy, and most also want Islam to play a major role in society.
Overview There is strong public sentiment against the United States intervening in the fighting in Syria between government forces and anti-government groups. Nearly two-thirds (64%) say the United States does not have a responsibility to do something about the conflict in Syria. Similar percentages oppose the U.S. and its allies bombing Syrian military forces to […]
Display: Number | Percentage View By: Religious Affiliation | Region To / Destination country Total number of migrants Christian Muslim Hindu Buddhist Jewish Other Unaffiliated Afghanistan 90,000 <10,000 60,000 <10,000 <10,000 <1,000 <10,000 <10,000 Albania 90,000 80,000 <10,000 <1,000 <1,000 <1,000 <1,000 <10,000 Algeria 240,000 40,000 190,000 <10,000 <10,000 <10,000 <10,000 <10,000 American Samoa 30,000 […]
Display: Number | Percentage View By: Religious Affiliation | Region From / Origin country Total number of migrants Christian Muslim Hindu Buddhist Jewish Other Unaffiliated Afghanistan 3,010,000 <10,000 2,990,000 <10,000 <1,000 <10,000 <10,000 <10,000 Albania 1,550,000 720,000 670,000 <1,000 <1,000 <1,000 <10,000 160,000 Algeria 1,770,000 <10,000 1,700,000 <1,000 <1,000 30,000 <1,000 40,000 American Samoa 40,000 […]
Overview The public supports tough measures – including the possible use of military force – to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Nearly six-in-ten (58%) say it is more important to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, even if it means taking military action. Just 30% say it is more important to avoid a military […]
View as: Numbers | Percent of All Christians | Percent of Total Population Country Estimated 2010 Christian Population Estimated 2010 Catholic Population Estimated 2010 Protestant Population Estimated 2010 Orthodox Population Estimated 2010 Other Christian Population Estimated 2010 Total Population Afghanistan 30,000 < 10,000 30,000 < 1,000 < 1,000 31,410,000 Albania 580,000 330,000 < 10,000 240,000 […]
A comprehensive demographic study finds that there are 2.18 billion Christians of all ages around the world, representing nearly a third of the estimated 2010 global population of 6.9 billion. Christians are also geographically widespread, and no single region can indisputably claim to be the center of global Christianity.
Americans express mixed opinions about a possible independent Palestinian state, an issue that has so far drawn little attention from the press or the public. More favor (42%) than oppose (26%) the United States recognizing Palestine as an independent nation, while nearly a third (32%) express no opinion. Yet the public’s sympathies in the Middle […]
Overview Despite the apparent success of NATO-supported rebel troops, public views about the decision to conduct air strikes in Libya remain mixed and have changed little since the U.S. and allies launched military operations there in late March. Over the same period, public attentiveness to the events in Libya has declined substantially – even as […]