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

Dec. 17, 2009

Little Support for Terrorism Among Muslim Americans

Recent events have raised questions about the threat of homegrown terrorism in the U.S., but survey results show that Muslim Americans overwhelmingly reject extremism.

Dec. 3, 2009

Negative Views of U.S. Unchanged in Turkey

But Some Signs of Improvement

Dec. 2, 2009

Global Warming Seen as a Major Problem Around the World Less Concern in the U.S., China and Russia

Less Concern in the U.S., China and Russia

Nov. 18, 2009

Europeans and Americans Share Concerns About Iran’s Nuclear Program

Russians Less Worried

Nov. 12, 2009

Obama Popular in Japan, China and South Korea

But Only Modest Improvements in U.S. Image

Nov. 11, 2009

Americans and Western Europeans Agree on Afghanistan-Pakistan Extremist Threat

Consensus Despite Divisions on Afghan War

Oct. 9, 2009

Obama’s Nobel Prize

The Peace Prize award is another sign of the president’s international appeal; his election lifted America’s image around the globe

Sep. 21, 2009

Obama Addresses More Popular U.N.

Ratings Improved the Most in the U.S.

Sep. 14, 2009

U.S. Image Improved in Canada

But Many Differ With Obama on Afghanistan

Sep. 10, 2009

Declining Support for bin Laden and Suicide Bombing

Many fewer among Muslim publics express confidence in bin Laden or support violence against civilians in defense of Islam

Aug. 31, 2009

Few in NATO Support Call For Additional Forces in Afghanistan

Troop increases may face considerable opposition in many NATO countries, which were opposed to Obama?s original call for more forces

Jul. 31, 2009

Obamamania Missing in Muslim World

Only Modest Changes in U.S. Image in Predominantly Muslim Countries

Apr. 3, 2009

Positive Aspects of U.S. Image

Certain Elements of America’s Image are Broadly Popular

Mar. 31, 2009

Obama Unlikely to Find a Quick Fix for U.S. Global Image

President Will Face Challenges on Economic Crisis, Other Issues

Mar. 26, 2009

Optimism and Obstacles for Obama in Europe

By Erin Carriere-Kretschmer, Senior Research Associate, Pew Global Attitudes Project On his first trip overseas, U.S. President Barack Obama intends to tackle the current global economic downturn and NATO commitments in Afghanistan, with stops in Britain, France, Germany, Czech Republic and Turkey. Public opinion polls suggest Obama may have reason to expect a mostly warm […]

Mar. 12, 2009

Few in Pakistan Support Extremists

But Few Favor Military Confrontation

Mar. 5, 2009

Eastern Europe

A Crisis of Confidence in Capitalism?

Feb. 12, 2009

The Global Middle Class

Views on Democracy, Religion, Values, and Life Satisfaction in Emerging Nations

Feb. 10, 2009

Views of Venezuela’s Chavez Have Hardened in the Region — and at Home

Venezuelan President’s Popularity Has Declined in Latin America

Jan. 29, 2009

Ideological Gaps Over Israel on Both Sides of Atlantic

The American public has long expressed strong support for Israel. In a survey conducted earlier this month during the conflict in the Gaza Strip, 49% of Americans said they sympathized more with Israel in its dispute with the Palestinians, while just 11% sympathized more with the Palestinians and 15% said they sympathized with neither side. […]

Jan. 22, 2009

As Obama Takes Office, Global Press Turns to Regional Concerns

by Richard Wike, Associate Director, Pew Global Attitudes Project, and Michael Remez, Senior Writer, Pew Research Center for the People & the Press The celebratory tone that characterized international media coverage of Barack Obama’s historic election victory was again pervasive in many of the stories about his inauguration as the 44th American president. “History was […]

Jan. 15, 2009

European Worries About Reliance on Russian Energy Were Already High

by Erin Carriere-Kretschmer, Senior Research Associate, Pew Global Attitudes Project and Katie Holzwart, Research Analyst, Pew Global Attitudes Project As Russian and Ukrainian leaders squabbled over gas supplies in late 2008 and early 2009, Eastern Europeans farther down the pipeline went without heat. European Commissioner Jose Manuel Barroso called the dispute “most unacceptable and incredible,” […]

Jan. 8, 2009

Before Israel’s Invasion, Hamas Popularity Was Waning Among Its Neighbors — Even in Gaza Itself

by Richard Wike, Associate Director, Pew Global Attitudes Project In the Middle East and elsewhere, Muslim reaction to the Israeli offensive in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip has been swift and angry, with protests in Amman, Beirut, Istanbul, Tehran, Jakarta, and several other capitals. Palestinians in East Jerusalem and in the West Bank, where Hamas rival […]