Dec. 31, 2011

Obama’s Grade In Foreign Policy 2011: ’Incomplete’

NPR

Dec. 31, 2011

The year when the Chinese economy will truly eclipse America’s is in sight

The Economist

Dec. 25, 2011

Why is the army so popular in Pakistan?

The Express Tribune

Dec. 21, 2011

How Cellphones Unite the World

Wall Street Journal

Dec. 20, 2011

Social networking booming in Egypt, Russia, survey finds

CNN

Dec. 20, 2011

Santa, text me: Globally, just about everyone is

MSNBC

Dec. 20, 2011

Survey Methods

Dec. 20, 2011

Global Digital Communication: Texting, Social Networking Popular Worldwide

Cell phones are owned by large majorities of people in major countries around the world, and they are used for much more than just phone calls. In particular, texting is widespread in both wealthy nations and the developing world. Social networking is also popular in many nations around the globe.

Dec. 12, 2011

On Deaf Ears: U.S. Public Diplomacy and Iran

The National Interest

Dec. 10, 2011

Russia’s future: The cracks appear

The Economist

Dec. 9, 2011

Albright backs up Clinton, calls out Putin

Foreign Policy

Dec. 5, 2011

Survey Methods

About the 2011 Pew Global Attitudes Survey Results for the survey are based on face-to-face interviews conducted under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Survey results are based on national samples. For further details on sample designs, see below. The descriptions below show the margin of sampling error based on all interviews conducted […]

Dec. 5, 2011

Chapter 6. Individualism and the Role of the State

Twenty years after their country began the transition from state-directed collectivism to a free-market-capitalist approach, Lithuanians place greater stock in individual achievement and responsibility than do publics in Russia or Ukraine. While majorities in these countries believe people get ahead at other people’s expense, Lithuanians tend to attribute success to ability and ambition. Moreover, most […]

Dec. 5, 2011

Chapter 5. Nationalism in Russia

Nationalist sentiments remain widespread in Russia, in some ways even more so than when the Soviet Union was collapsing in 1991. Half of Russians say it is a great misfortune that the Soviet Union no longer exists. Moreover, as compared with 1991, a larger percentage now says it is natural for Russia to have an […]

Dec. 5, 2011

Chapter 4. Ratings of Countries and Organizations

Two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union, publics in Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine share generally positive views of the United States and the European Union. Of the three nations, Lithuanians might be described as the most Westward leaning, with solid majorities looking favorably on the U.S., the EU and NATO. Ukrainians and Russians, […]

Dec. 5, 2011

Chapter 3. Evaluating Societal Change

Across the three former Soviet nations surveyed in 2011, there is a widespread view that ordinary citizens have reaped few rewards from the political and economic changes of the past 20 years. Indeed, clear majorities in Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine agree that average citizens have benefited “not too much” or “not at all.” By contrast, […]

Dec. 5, 2011

Chapter 2. Views of Economic Changes and National Conditions

Like views of the change to a multiparty democracy, enthusiasm for the move from a state-controlled to a market economy has declined considerably in Lithuania, Russia and Ukraine over the past two decades. Of the three former Soviet republics surveyed, only in Lithuania do more approve than disapprove of the economic changes their country has […]

Dec. 5, 2011

Chapter 1. Views of Democracy

Two decades after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, publics in Russia, Ukraine and Lithuania are far less enthusiastic about the political changes in their countries. In Lithuania and Russia, more still approve than disapprove of the switch to a multiparty system, but the level of support trails the level seen in 1991, when solid […]

Dec. 5, 2011

Confidence in Democracy and Capitalism Wanes in Former Soviet Union

Two decades after the Soviet Union’s collapse, Russians, Ukrainians, and Lithuanians are unhappy with the direction of their countries and disillusioned with the state of their politics. Enthusiasm for democracy and capitalism has waned considerably over the past 20 years, and most believe the changes that have taken place since 1991 have had a […]

Dec. 5, 2011

An ‘iron hand’ is no substitute for democracy

Financial Times

Dec. 2, 2011

Popular distrust challenges peaceful rise of India and China

Washington Post

Nov. 28, 2011

Are evangelicals a national security threat?

Salon

Nov. 28, 2011

Analysis: Muslim Brothers victory all but assured

Jerusalem Post

Nov. 24, 2011

Chaos in Tahrir Square is a blow to Egypt’s generals

Toronto Star

Nov. 23, 2011

Fatalism and the American Dream

NYTimes

Nov. 22, 2011

EDITORIAL: Obama, Egypt and denial

Washington Times

Nov. 21, 2011

Rodriguez: Can the American empire fight back?

Los Angeles Times

Nov. 18, 2011

Decline of American Exceptionalism

NYTimes

Nov. 18, 2011

Belief in American Exceptionalism Waning, Poll Finds

Wall Street Journal

Nov. 18, 2011

Americans split on American exceptionalism, poll shows

CBSNews