November 18, 2015

Global Support for Principle of Free Expression, but Opposition to Some Forms of Speech

Appendix C: Detailed Tables

Broad Support for Fundamental Democratic Principles

Very important that __ in our country

Country People can practice religion freely Women have same rights as men Honest elections held regularly w/ choice of at least two parties People can say what they want w/o censorship Media can report news w/o censorship People can use the internet w/o censorship
U.S. 84% 91% 79% 71% 67% 69%
Canada 62% 94% 81% 61% 65% 60%
France 52% 83% 66% 67% 46% 50%
Germany 71% 92% 76% 86% 73% 69%
Italy 75% 82% 73% 62% 64% 61%
Poland 55% 64% 58% 57% 54% 55%
Spain 58% 88% 79% 76% 75% 69%
UK 68% 92% 76% 57% 58% 53%
Russia 60% 58% 57% 43% 46% 44%
Ukraine 62% 57% 69% 61% 65% 56%
Turkey 57% 48% 50% 43% 45% 44%
Jordan 57% 44% 50% 38% 45% 33%
Lebanon 86% 75% 89% 85% 73% 64%
Palest. ter. 73% 43% 53% 35% 38% 29%
Israel 75% 69% 56% 58% 48% 51%
Australia 54% 92% 75% 52% 57% 53%
India 83% 71% 49% 44% 41% 38%
Indonesia 83% 44% 43% 29% 35% 21%
Japan 24% 60% 60% 57% 45% 40%
Malaysia 74% 42% 67% 43% 44% 32%
Pakistan 84% 64% 45% 51% 41% 25%
Philippines 74% 59% 55% 50% 53% 40%
South Korea 49% 64% 62% 56% 52% 50%
Vietnam 46% 60% 38% 38% 34% 36%
Argentina 76% 82% 80% 77% 72% 71%
Brazil 86% 82% 71% 68% 71% 57%
Chile 75% 83% 68% 76% 79% 68%
Mexico 64% 73% 59% 65% 66% 54%
Peru 68% 78% 62% 60% 65% 50%
Venezuela 66% 74% 73% 69% 70% 64%
Burkina Faso 89% 31% 50% 35% 50% 21%
Ghana 87% 65% 74% 55% 62% 45%
Kenya 75% 45% 57% 43% 53% 31%
Nigeria 90% 54% 56% 48% 54% 44%
Senegal 90% 39% 52% 50% 43% 32%
South Africa 78% 67% 58% 56% 60% 55%
Tanzania 77% 61% 48% 32% 55% 28%
Uganda 86% 42% 75% 41% 58% 28%

Source: Spring 2015 Global Attitudes survey. Q56a-f.

 

Publics Worldwide Support Right to Criticize Their Government

People should be able to make statements that __ publicly

Country Criticize the government’s policies Are offensive to minority groups Are offensive to your religion and beliefs Are sexually explicit Call for violent protests
U.S. 95% 67% 77% 52% 44%
Canada 93% 52% 64% 37% 29%
France 89% 51% 53% 41% 32%
Germany 93% 27% 38% 23% 11%
Italy 88% 32% 29% 36% 30%
Poland 89% 41% 40% 50% 60%
Spain 96% 57% 54% 70% 32%
UK 94% 54% 57% 31% 22%
Russia 72% 26% 22% 16% 17%
Ukraine 87% 18% 12% 8% 8%
Turkey 52% 25% 24% 20% 24%
Jordan 64% 6% 4% 7% 13%
Lebanon 98% 1% 1% 34% 6%
Palest. ter. 74% 24% 20% 17% 30%
Israel 93% 36% 32% 41% 15%
Australia 95% 56% 62% 33% 35%
India 72% 26% 28% 22% 25%
Indonesia 72% 23% 26% 15% 22%
Japan 67% 14% 24% 10% 9%
Malaysia 63% 27% 26% * 25%
Pakistan 54% 16% 20% 11% 20%
Philippines 73% 58% 59% 42% 50%
South Korea 70% 42% 51% 17% 24%
Vietnam 61% 34% 37% 9% 20%
Argentina 91% 49% 40% 27% 21%
Brazil 90% 48% 43% 23% 20%
Chile 94% 29% 26% 27% 27%
Mexico 84% 65% 56% 36% 39%
Peru 76% 51% 50% 30% 35%
Venezuela 89% 53% 51% 37% 35%
Burkina Faso 80% 16% 11% 13% 11%
Ghana 79% 41% 27% 21% 17%
Kenya 74% 42% 43% 30% 30%
Nigeria 71% 31% 33% 22% 25%
Senegal 60% 10% 6% 13% 9%
South Africa 64% 51% 50% 36% 42%
Tanzania 80% 66% 40% 26% 25%
Uganda 61% 27% 17% 13% 19%

* Question not asked in Malaysia.

Source: Spring 2015 Global Attitudes survey. Q30a-e.

 

Support for Press Freedom, but Not on Sensitive National Security Issues

Media organizations should be able to publish information about …

Country Large political protests in our country Economic issues that might destabilize the country's economy Sensitive issues related to national security
U.S. 86% 81% 35%
Canada 89% 81% 37%
France 78% 77% 46%
Germany 87% 72% 48%
Italy 87% 74% 58%
Poland 90% 78% 76%
Spain 95% 83% 60%
UK 84% 78% 29%
Russia 67% 53% 39%
Ukraine 82% 39% 18%
Turkey 50% 32% 26%
Jordan 60% 36% 37%
Lebanon 92% 50% 32%
Palest. ter. 72% 44% 34%
Israel 91% 58% 18%
Australia 89% 77% 30%
India 74% 47% 43%
Indonesia 58% 59% 42%
Japan 70% 55% 38%
Malaysia 62% 57% 40%
Pakistan 56% 22% 20%
Philippines 69% 55% 50%
South Korea 68% 58% 37%
Vietnam 42% 41% 29%
Argentina 88% 69% 74%
Brazil 92% 77% 50%
Chile 91% 73% 64%
Mexico 84% 76% 71%
Peru 76% 65% 61%
Venezuela 88% 77% 75%
Burkina Faso 83% 32% 33%
Ghana 79% 59% 40%
Kenya 78% 52% 53%
Nigeria 68% 40% 48%
Senegal 64% 24% 19%
South Africa 70% 59% 53%
Tanzania 77% 79% 34%
Uganda 74% 69% 66%

Source: Spring 2015 Global Attitudes survey. Q31a-c.