Many Russians say the collapse of the Soviet Union has been a bad thing for their country. Nostalgia for the Soviet past also extends to views of Josef Stalin.
President Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations.
The Russian public feels confident about their country’s global standing, even as signs of discontent emerge at home.
A majority of Russians say their country has improved its international standing, and many are confident in Putin’s handling of global issues. Economic views are mixed and corruption remains a concern.
Ahead of the first round of the French presidential election, here are five charts outlining the support for the country's populist, far-right National Front.
The list of female world leaders is still relatively short despite years of progress. Even when women have made it to power, they’ve rarely led for a long time.
Those in Western Europe who favor right-wing populist parties are significantly more likely than those who do not to express confidence in Putin, as well as to prefer to move past disputes over Russia’s foreign policy in favor of a strong economic relationship.
Three-quarters of U.S. adults approve of the decision last year to re-establish relations with Cuba, and nearly as many favor ending the trade embargo.
No other democratic nation fills its top job quite the way the U.S. does, and only a handful are even similar.
Despite souring public sentiment about their domestic economy and some concern about Japan’s declining role on the world stage, the Japanese are outward looking.