CommentaryFebruary 14, 2017

In light of Trump’s travel ban, do you have to be Christian to be a true American?

The White House claims that an executive order temporarily closing U.S. borders to refugees and others from seven predominantly Muslim countries is about national security, not religion. Critics claim the order amounts to a ban on Muslims.

CommentaryFebruary 9, 2017

Refugees in the Mind of the West

The Trump administration’s executive order was a reminder that immigration has been a hotly contested issue in American politics at various times in both the 19th and 20th centuries.

Multi-section ReportsFebruary 1, 2017

What It Takes to Truly Be ‘One of Us’

In U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan, publics say language matters more to national identity than birthplace

CommentaryJanuary 30, 2017

Scared of China? In U.S., fear runs along age, partisan lines

Over the past quarter century, more than one U.S. president has pledged to get “tough on China.”

CommentaryJanuary 23, 2017

A U.S. dream, or nightmare, for Europeans?

“America,” wrote Hannah Arendt in 1954, “has been both the dream and the nightmare of Europe.”

CommentaryJanuary 5, 2017

Populism is not a coherent transatlantic trend

As 2017 begins, populist politics are on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic.

CommentaryDecember 22, 2016

Trump Supporters and the Asia-Pacific

The election of Donald Trump ushers in a new chapter in US relations with the Asia-Pacific region.

CommentaryDecember 21, 2016

Europe’s Far-Right Anger Is Moving Mainstream

In the wake of the Brexit vote in Britain and the recent Italian referendum, and with national elections looming in 2017 in the Netherlands, France, and Germany, there is concern that Europe may be inundated by a populist wave.

CommentaryDecember 16, 2016

Trump Supporters Have an Appetite for Risk

Better understanding public discontent—where it corresponds with candidate Trump’s stated policy positions and where it contradicts them–provides insights into future popular support for potential Trump administration policies, especially those that relate to the rest of the world.

MultimediaDecember 15, 2016

Slides: Japanese Back Global Engagement Despite Concern About Domestic Economy

On November 1, 2016 Bruce Stokes, director of global economic attitudes at the Pew Research Center, presented findings from the 2016 survey of Japanese public opinion about Japan’s place in the world.

MultimediaDecember 15, 2016

Populism and Global Engagement: Europe, North America and Emerging Economies

See these Pew Research Center findings on the growing support for populist movements that has been a prominent feature of recent politics in Europe and the United States.

CommentaryNovember 16, 2016

Voters are fed up with politicians. But that doesn’t mean they’ve given up on democracy

Governments seem to be getting poor reviews around much of the globe. In Western and non-Western nations, in the Global South and the Global North, disillusionment with politicians is widespread.

Multi-section ReportsNovember 14, 2016

In Key African Nations, Widespread Discontent With Economy, Corruption

But most are optimistic about future in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya

CommentaryNovember 2, 2016

Japanese Among Most Outward Looking

Despite souring public sentiment about their domestic economy and the belief that Japan’s role on the world stage has plateaued or is on the decline, the Japanese are among the most outward looking, internationally engaged publics among major countries recently surveyed by the Pew Research Center.

Multi-section ReportsOctober 31, 2016

Japanese Back Global Engagement Despite Concern About Domestic Economy

Roughly half see U.S. as a threat, majority see U.S. in decline

CommentaryOctober 24, 2016

Unlike the West, India and China Embrace Globalization

In contrast with the developed West, globalization and economic integration remain popular in the world’s two largest developing countries – India and China.

Multi-section ReportsOctober 24, 2016

Even in Era of Disillusionment, Many Around the World Say Ordinary Citizens Can Influence Government

Health care, poverty, education are top motivators for political action

Multi-section ReportsOctober 18, 2016

Middle East’s Migrant Population More Than Doubles Since 2005

Regional conflict and economic opportunity boost number of migrants from 25 million to 54 million

Multi-section ReportsOctober 5, 2016

Chinese Public Sees More Powerful Role in World, Names U.S. as Top Threat

Domestic challenges persist: Corruption, consumer safety, pollution

CommentarySeptember 22, 2016

The Honeymoon Between India and Modi Continues

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is riding a wave of public good feeling about the way things are going in India, the state of the domestic economy and his own stewardship of the country.

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 19, 2016

India and Modi: The Honeymoon Continues

Indians remain upbeat about Modi and see India playing larger role in the world, but growing partisan take on Modi’s record

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 13, 2016

Hostile Neighbors: China vs. Japan

View each other as arrogant, violent; disagree on WWII legacy

CommentaryAugust 16, 2016

World’s Mind Made Up on US Presidential Race

Pew Research Center survey in 15 nations: Obama is tough act to follow, Clinton is more trusted than Trump

Multi-section ReportsAugust 9, 2016

Views on National Economies Mixed as Many Countries Continue to Struggle

Mood positive in China, India, Australia; big differences across EU

Multi-section ReportsAugust 2, 2016

Number of Refugees to Europe Surges to Record 1.3 Million in 2015

Recent wave accounts for about one-in-ten asylum applications since 1985

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.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 11, 2016

Europeans Fear Wave of Refugees Will Mean More Terrorism, Fewer Jobs

Sharp ideological divides across EU on views about minorities, diversity and national identity

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.

Multi-section ReportsJune 29, 2016

As Obama Years Draw to Close, President and U.S. Seen Favorably in Europe and Asia

Few overseas confident that Trump can handle foreign policy

PublicationsJune 20, 2016

As Elections Near, Most Australians Trust Turnbull’s Handling of World Affairs

But many frustrated over climate change, economy and refugees