Analysis and research-driven commentary tied to poll findings and developments in the news

CommentaryDecember 18, 2008

Global Public Opinion in the Bush Years (2001-2008)

America's Image; Muslims and Westerners; Global Economy; Rise of China

CommentaryDecember 4, 2008


Global Optimism, Local Fears

CommentaryNovember 13, 2008

Global Media Celebrate Obama Victory – But Cautious Too

A Changed View of American Democracy

CommentaryOctober 30, 2008

Xenophobia on the Continent

(from The National Interest)

CommentaryOctober 7, 2008

Trickle-Down Global Economics

World Already Saw U.S. Influence as Negative

CommentarySeptember 22, 2008

A New Leader for a Chronically Gloomy Japan

Economic Concerns Pervasive in Japan

CommentaryJuly 16, 2008

Obamamania Abroad

The Candidate Can Expect a Warm Welcome in Europe, Not So in the Middle East

CommentaryJuly 2, 2008

U.S. Traveler Advisory

Where in the World Is the Welcome Mat Still Out?

CommentaryJune 24, 2008

Assessing Globalization

Benefits and Drawbacks of Trade and Integration

CommentaryMay 5, 2008

All the World’s a Stage

Views of the U.S. in the Muslim World (from The National Interest)

CommentaryApril 15, 2008

Where Trust is High, Crime and Corruption are Low

Since Communism's Fall, Social Trust Has Fallen in Eastern Europe

CommentaryApril 1, 2008

America’s Catholics Occupy a Unique Place in the World of Religion

U.S. Catholics Occupy Something of a Middle Ground in the Catholic Faith

CommentaryFebruary 27, 2008

Putin’s Popularity Propels Chosen Successor in Russian Election

Russians Prefer Strength in Their Leader, Economy over Democracy

CommentaryFebruary 19, 2008

Global Views on Castro and Cuba

International Opinion Is Mixed On Castro’s Legacy

CommentaryJanuary 17, 2008

Italy’s Malaise: La Vita Non É Cosí Dolce

Italians' Spirits Are Flagging -- But Not Their Sense of Cultural Superiority

CommentaryJanuary 3, 2008

Despite Progress and an Upbeat Pre-Election Mood, Ethnic Conflicts Have Long Worried Many Kenyans

by Richard Wike, Senior Researcher and Kathleen Holzwart, Research Analyst, Pew Global Attitudes Project Until recently, Kenya was considered something of a success story in a troubled region; now, however, it is consumed by political and ethnic violence following last week’s disputed reelection of President Mwai Kibaki. The unrest has shocked many both inside and […]