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.
In Key African Nations, Widespread Discontent With Economy, Corruption
But most are optimistic about future in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya
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.
Japanese Back Global Engagement Despite Concern About Domestic Economy
Roughly half see U.S. as a threat, majority see U.S. in decline
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.
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
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
Chinese Public Sees More Powerful Role in World, Names U.S. as Top Threat
Domestic challenges persist: Corruption, consumer safety, pollution
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.
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
Hostile Neighbors: China vs. Japan
View each other as arrogant, violent; disagree on WWII legacy
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
Views on National Economies Mixed as Many Countries Continue to Struggle
Mood positive in China, India, Australia; big differences across EU
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
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.
Europeans Fear Wave of Refugees Will Mean More Terrorism, Fewer Jobs
Sharp ideological divides across EU on views about minorities, diversity and national identity
Europe still has love for America
Rising public anger and spread of populism around the Continent has not resulted in return of anti-Americanism.
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
As Elections Near, Most Australians Trust Turnbull’s Handling of World Affairs
But many frustrated over climate change, economy and refugees
Europeans Face the World Divided
Many question national influence and obligations to allies, but share desire for greater EU role in global affairs
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.
Euroskepticism Beyond Brexit
Significant opposition in key European countries to an ever closer EU
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 […]
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.
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.
Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2015
Explore origin and destination totals of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2015.
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.
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.
The Divide Over Islam and National Laws in the Muslim World
Varied views on whether Quran should influence laws in countries
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.