Climate change is seen by more countries as a top international threat
More countries see climate change as a top international threat, but many people also name ISIS and cyberattacks as their top security concern.
Climate Change Still Seen as the Top Global Threat, but Cyberattacks a Rising Concern
Worries about ISIS and North Korea persist, as fears about American power grow
Smartphone Ownership Is Growing Rapidly Around the World, but Not Always Equally
In emerging economies, technology use still much more common among young people and the well-educated
International migrants by country
Explore detailed tables on the number and share of immigrants and emigrants by country.
Majority of U.S. Public Supports High-Skilled Immigration
But U.S. trails other economically advanced nations in share of immigrants with high skills
International Publics Brace for Cyberattacks on Elections, Infrastructure, National Security
Many doubt their countries are prepared for major cyber hacks
Image of Putin, Russia Suffers Internationally
At same time, Russia seen as gaining influence on world stage
Despite Rising Economic Confidence, Japanese See Best Days Behind Them and Say Children Face a Bleak Future
Most are dissatisfied with the nation’s democracy, politicians and elections
Trust in the Digital Era
Senior Researcher Jacob Poushter presented findings on social media use around the world, international views on the future of work, and trust in technology companies among Americans at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC on October 24, 2018. The event was co-hosted by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. The presentation is based on […]
Liberal Democracy’s Crisis of Confidence
Special to the Journal of Democracy Liberal democracy is experiencing a crisis of confidence. Scholars and pundits may disagree about the nature and depth of the problem, but few would argue that nothing is amiss. Commentators decry an increasingly familiar list of trends, including weakening civil liberties, eroding democratic norms, rising nativism, and growing support […]
Many Around the World Are Disengaged From Politics
But could be motivated to participate on issues like health care, poverty and education
How African countries compare with others in internet use, mobile phone ownership, smartphone ownership and social media use
This sortable table provides data for levels of internet use, cellphone ownership, smartphone ownership and social media usage from 2013 to 2017 by country, highlighting the countries surveyed in sub-Saharan Africa.
Internet Connectivity Seen as Having Positive Impact on Life in Sub-Saharan Africa
But digital divides persist
Build your own chart: Tracking U.S. favorability and confidence in the U.S. president, 2002 to 2018
Compare different countries’ opinions of the United States and its president since 2002.
Trump’s International Ratings Remain Low, Especially Among Key Allies
Most still want U.S. as top global power, but see China on the rise
Americans, Like Many in Other Advanced Economies, Not Convinced of Trade’s Benefits
Emerging market publics more likely to link trade to more jobs, better wages
A decade of migration across Mediterranean to Europe's shores
Monthly number of migrant detections by sea (January 2009 to August 2018), by route
A Decade After the Financial Crisis, Economic Confidence Rebounds in Many Countries
But pessimism about the future lingers, as does a sense that economic conditions were better pre-crisis
In Advanced and Emerging Economies Alike, Worries About Job Automation
Many fear robots, computers will eliminate jobs, increase inequality
Exploring traditional and populist party support in 8 Western European countries
People in Western Europe differ in their attitudes about major political parties and on key policy issues based on their ideology and whether their views are more populist or mainstream.
As Trade Tensions Rise, Fewer Americans See China Favorably
Concerns about China include economic threats, cyberattacks, environmental damage and human rights
Russians Say Their Government Did Not Try to Influence U.S. Presidential Election
Most say Russia is playing an increasingly important role in world affairs
‘Nativism’ and the upcoming Swedish and Bavarian elections
Special to EUObserver Swedes head to the polls in September in a national parliamentary election. Bavarians vote in October in a state election. The Swedish outcome will determine the composition of the next government in Stockholm, and the influence of the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats, currently the second-largest party. The Bavarian voting may challenge the control […]
Is Italy a Foretaste of What’s to Come For European Populism?
Special to RealClearWorld Support for many populist parties is on the rise in Europe. Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) is now the third largest political party in Germany, with seats in the German Bundestag for the first time. Italy’s anti-immigrant League is the country’s third-largest party and became co-leader of the government after this spring’s national election. And in […]
What do Americans really think about the U.S.-EU trade tiff?
Special to the Washington Post Former British prime minister Harold Macmillan once trenchantly observed that: “Jaw, jaw is better than war, war.” The announcement on July 25 by President Trump and European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker that the United States and the European Union would work together to reduce tariffs and other trade barriers was a tacit acknowledgment of […]
How has populism disrupted the left-right divide in Western Europe?
Director of Global Attitudes Research Richard Wike presented findings addressing the question of “How has populism disrupted the left-right divide in Western Europe?”
Unemployment rate in EU countries, 2000-2018
Explore interactive charts on unemployment rates in the 28 countries that make up the European Union.
The Roots of Modern Nationalism and the Populist Backlash
Director of Global Economic Attitudes Bruce Stokes presented findings from various Pew Research Center public opinion surveys on the roots of modern nationalism and the rise of populism in Europe and the United States at the Aspen Ministers Forum on June 25-27 in Versailles, France. The forum is an annual gathering of former foreign ministers chaired by […]
First They Came for the Immigrants. Then They Came for the Robots.
Special to Foreign Policy The phrase “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet” has been used as the title of several pop songs and a French film. It could also aptly describe the future of politics across the globe as the twin specters of nationalism and populism intensify and people grapple with the social and economic impacts of […]
In Western Europe, Populist Parties Tap Anti-Establishment Frustration but Have Little Appeal Across Ideological Divide
Ideology remains a powerful factor in how Europeans view key policy questions