The Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project conducts public opinion surveys around the world on a broad array of subjects ranging from people’s assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day. Nearly 400,000 interviews in 63 countries have been conducted as part of the project’s work.
The project is directed by Andrew Kohut, Founding Director of the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan “fact tank” in Washington, DC, that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The project is principally funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation provided supplemental grants for the 2002 and 2007 surveys. Components of the 2007 survey were conducted in partnership with the Kaiser Family Foundation and The New York Times.
The project provides to journalists, academics, policymakers and the public a unique, comprehensive, internationally comparable series of surveys.
Since its inception in 2001, the Pew Global Attitudes Project has released numerous major reports, analyses, and other releases, on topics including attitudes toward the U.S. and American foreign policy, globalization, terrorism, and democracy.
Findings from the project are also analyzed in America Against the World: How We Are Different and Why We Are Disliked by Andrew Kohut and Bruce Stokes. A paperback edition of the book was released in May 2007.
The project is co-chaired by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, currently principal, the Albright Stonebridge Group, and by former Senator John C. Danforth, currently partner, Bryan Cave LLP.
The Pew Global Attitudes Project team regularly consults with survey and policy experts, academic regional and economic experts, activists and policymakers. Their expertise provides tremendous guidance in shaping the surveys.