Polygamy is rare around the world and mostly confined to a few regions
In some countries – particularly in a segment of West and Central Africa – polygamy is frequently legal and widespread.
Under Pope Francis, the College of Cardinals has become less European
With its newest additions, the College of Cardinals will have 128 voting members, 42% of whom are European, down from 52% in 2013.
Attitudes Toward Diversity in 11 Emerging Economies
Across the surveyed countries, opinion varies widely about the value of diversity. But interacting with people of different backgrounds is related to more positive attitudes about the role of diversity in society.
Nigerians living near a major Belt and Road project grew more positive toward China after it was completed
Our analysis assesses the relationship between Nigerians’ distance to a major Chinese investment in their country and their views toward China.
Democratic Rights Popular Globally but Commitment to Them Not Always Strong
Majorities say the democratic principles tested on our survey are at least somewhat important. But often, underwhelming percentages describe democratic rights and institutions as very important.
Fast facts about Nigeria and its immigrants as U.S. travel ban expands
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation and is the top birthplace among African immigrants living in the U.S.
In South Africa, racial divisions and pessimism about democracy loom over elections
Many South Africans are dissatisfied with the state of their democracy. Confidence in some civic institutions declined from 1990 to 2013.
In some countries, many use the internet without realizing it
What is the internet? Who is an internet user? Research suggests that some people who use the internet may not be aware that they’re doing so.
With high levels of prayer, U.S. is an outlier among wealthy nations
When compared with other wealthy nations, the U.S. is unique in that a large share of its population prays every day.
In many countries, dissatisfaction with democracy is tied to views about economic conditions, personal rights
Dissatisfaction with democracy is correlated with views on economic conditions, whether key democratic norms are being respected and other issues.
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