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

CommentaryJuly 22, 2016

The Immigration Crisis Is Tearing Europe Apart

Fear of terrorism, Muslims, and refugees is driving the parties of the right and left further apart than ever before.

CommentaryJuly 10, 2016

Europe still has love for America

Rising public anger and spread of populism around the Continent has not resulted in return of anti-Americanism.

CommentaryJune 13, 2016

As Censorship Spreads Globally, Americans Stand Out for Support of Free Expression

Germany is far from the only country currently drawing ire from free speech advocates. Globally, threats to free speech are on the rise.

CommentaryJune 2, 2016

A vote for protectionism or free trade?

Special to Business Standard The future role of the United States in the world economy has been a recurring theme in the 2016 American presidential election. Republican candidate Donald Trump has called for a 45 per cent tariff on US imports from China. All of the leading presidential candidates from both parties have criticised the […]

CommentaryMay 23, 2016

Don’t listen to Donald Trump, the U.S. still values Europe

Why Europe should pay attention to the public sentiment that will shape America’s foreign policy after 2017.

CommentaryMay 17, 2016

American Isolationism, With a Very, Very Big Stick

Polls show that U.S. voters want to focus on domestic issues, and yet support for defense spending is at its highest level since 9/11.

CommentaryMay 12, 2016

U.S. voters are suspicious of China

Asia-related issues have figured prominently in this year’s U.S. presidential primary campaign but most U.S. voters still believe that Europe is more important.

CommentaryMay 6, 2016

The United States: Divided in More Ways Than One

Polarization on trade, security and immigration hobbles the U.S. and its major parties, especially Republicans.

CommentaryMarch 17, 2016

Choices by U.S. Voters Will Influence the World

The U.S. presidential campaign is dominated by global issues including trade, immigration and terrorism – and voters have mixed feelings.

CommentaryMarch 14, 2016

Terror’s electoral joker card

With an unstable public mood on both sides of the Atlantic, terrorism could prove a political wildcard in both the United States and in Europe in the months ahead.

CommentaryMarch 10, 2016

Are American Jews Turning Away from Israel?

Recent polling shows a growing divide.

CommentaryFebruary 3, 2016

Will Europe and the United States Gang Up on China?

The test of whether to grant Beijing market-economy status may be an interesting clue as to the future of transatlantic relations.

CommentaryJanuary 29, 2016

American Fear of China Weighs on U.S. Election

Asia is once again on the minds of the leading U.S. presidential candidates and the American public. Americans’ negative views of China are as strong as they have ever been.

CommentaryJanuary 15, 2016

2016 Election: American Foreign and Economic Policy Views Presentation

This presentation examines Americans’ foreign and economic policy views in the context of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

CommentaryJanuary 5, 2016

It’s the Foreign Policy, Stupid

Presidential elections are almost always about the economy. 2016 is shaping up to be an exception.

CommentaryDecember 15, 2015

Do Muslims around the world really hate the United States?

There’s a lot of anger out there toward America, but in some predominantly Muslim countries the trend lines are improving.

CommentaryDecember 3, 2015

Asia’s pivotal role at the Paris climate talks

This year, according to a new Pew Research Center survey, individuals around the world overwhelmingly say they are concerned about global warming.

CommentaryDecember 3, 2015

Who is afraid of climate change?

New polling shows strong public support among Europeans for an agreement on greenhouse gas emissions in Paris.

CommentaryNovember 30, 2015

Why Inking a Global Climate Deal Is Such a Tricky Business

It doesn’t help that only 18 percent of Chinese think climate change is a very serious problem.

CommentaryNovember 25, 2015

Asia’s views hold key to (lack of) climate change accord

Negotiators are gathering in Paris in the first two weeks of December to try to craft an international accord to deal with climate change.

CommentaryNovember 20, 2015

2015 Democracy Survey Presentation

This presentation examines global public opinion on democratic principles, including religious freedom, gender equality, a free press, free speech and competitive elections.

CommentaryNovember 5, 2015

2015 Climate Change Survey Presentation

This presentation examines global public opinion about climate change. Using the Pew Research Center’s spring 2015 Global Attitudes survey, issues such as concern about climate change and support for action on climate change are addressed. It is based on 45,435 face-to-face and telephone interviews in 40 countries with adults 18 and older conducted from March […]

CommentarySeptember 28, 2015

2015 India Survey Presentation

This presentation examines public opinion in India, including views of national conditions, issues affecting the country, Prime Minister Modi and national institutions.

CommentarySeptember 28, 2015

Modbama: A Budding Bromance

As the American and Indian publics warm toward one another, a head of state affinity may lead to stronger ties.

CommentarySeptember 25, 2015

Are Africans Optimistic About the Future?

As the world sets new development goals, sub-Saharan Africans see hope and challenges ahead — and say they still need aid.

CommentarySeptember 21, 2015

Facebook’s ‘Dislike’ Button Is Going to Get a Lot of Use in Asia

When it comes to being friends and playing nice in Asia, there’s not a lot of love to go around.

CommentaryAugust 6, 2015

NATO’s Rot From Within

A worrying percentage of European publics don’t want to honor the fundamental tenet of the Atlantic alliance.

CommentaryAugust 4, 2015

Legacy of WWII Still Evident in German and Japanese Public Opinion and Relevant Today in Dealing with Russia and China

As the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and the Japanese surrender ending World War II approaches the publics of former enemy nations have unresolved views of their country’s involvement in the largest military conflict in history.

CommentaryJuly 14, 2015

Mixed public response to America’s pivot to Asia

In the October 2011 edition of the journal Foreign Policy, then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote that the U.S. planned to pivot to Asia.

CommentaryJune 2, 2015

2015 EU Survey Presentation

This presentation examines public opinion in six European Union countries: France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom.