Survey Reports Jul. 23, 2015

Global Publics: Economic Conditions Are Bad

But Positive Sentiment Rebounding in Europe, Japan, U.S.

Survey Reports Jul. 21, 2015

Latin Americans Approve of U.S. Re-establishing Diplomatic Ties with Cuba

But Publics Have Mixed Views of Cuba and Little Confidence in Raul Castro

Survey Reports Jul. 16, 2015

Extremism Concerns Growing in West and Predominantly Muslim Countries

Worries Especially Widespread in Western Europe and U.S.

Commentary Jul. 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.

Survey Reports Jul. 14, 2015

Climate Change Seen as Top Global Threat

Americans, Europeans, Middle Easterners Focus on ISIS as Greatest Danger

Jul. 8, 2015

A Global Middle Class Is More Promise than Reality

From 2001 to 2011, Nearly 700 Million Step Out of Poverty, but Most Only Barely

Survey Reports Jun. 23, 2015

Global Publics Back U.S. on Fighting ISIS, but Are Critical of Post-9/11 Torture

Asian Nations Mostly Support TPP, Defense Pivot – but Also Value Economic Ties with China

Survey Reports Jun. 18, 2015

Iran’s Global Image Mostly Negative

Israel, Arab States Share Unfavorable View of Middle East Neighbor

Survey Reports Jun. 10, 2015

NATO Publics Blame Russia for Ukrainian Crisis, but Reluctant to Provide Military Aid

In Russia, Anti-Western Views and Support for Putin Surge

Commentary Jun. 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.

Survey Reports Jun. 2, 2015

Faith in European Project Reviving

But Most Say Rise of Eurosceptic Parties Is a Good Thing

Commentary May. 29, 2015

When Did Democrats Become America’s Free Trade Believers?

By Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center Special to Foreign Policy The House of Representatives returns to Washington the first week of June and high on its agenda is consideration of “fast track” trade negotiating authority also known as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). As one of its last actions before leaving town for the […]

Commentary May. 18, 2015

Germans and Americans differ over Russia

Germany and the United States, adversaries in WWII, allies during and after the Cold War, are now the two pillars of the transatlantic alliance.

Commentary May. 13, 2015

Germany’s America Angst

Ongoing Russian intervention in Ukraine has been met with U.S. and European economic sanctions against Moscow.

Commentary May. 7, 2015

2015 U.S.-Germany Survey Presentation

This presentation examines American and German attitudes toward each other and their respective geopolitical roles. This report is based on telephone surveys in the United States and Germany. In the U.S., interviews were conducted February 26 to March 1, 2015 among a national sample of 1,003 persons, 18 years of age or older. In Germany, […]

Survey Reports May. 7, 2015

Germany and the United States: Reliable Allies

But Disagreement on Russia, Global Leadership and Trade

Commentary Apr. 21, 2015

2015 U.S.-Japan Survey Presentation

This presentation of findings from a survey conducted in the U.S. and Japan examines American and Japanese attitudes toward each other and their allies 70 years after the end of World War II.

Commentary Apr. 15, 2015

How Strong Is the U.S.-Japan Relationship?

This is a pivotal year in U.S.-Japan relations. As the two nations mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in August, it is a moment for both the American and Japanese publics to reflect on the past — but also to take the temperature of the current bilateral relationship and to consider its future.

Survey Reports Apr. 15, 2015

Cell Phones in Africa: Communication Lifeline

Texting Most Common Activity, but Mobile Money Popular in Several Countries

Survey Reports Apr. 7, 2015

Americans, Japanese: Mutual Respect 70 Years After the End of WWII

Neither Trusts China, Differ on Japan’s Security Role in Asia

Commentary Apr. 3, 2015

Rising Incomes and Rising Expectations: Hearing from the Newly Empowered

Having benefited from globalisation and increasing opportunities, citizens in emerging nations have new aspirations, new demands for their leaders and new resources at their disposal.

Survey Reports Mar. 19, 2015

Internet Seen as Positive Influence on Education but Negative on Morality in Emerging and Developing Nations

Internet Usage More Common Among the Young, Well-Educated and English Speakers

Commentary Mar. 6, 2015

Beware the Malaise

To paraphrase Leo Tolstoy, all unhappy people are unhappy in their own way. And their unhappiness does not necessarily mean they have the will or the wherewithal to pursue regime change. But there’s a worrying trend that threatens to roil nations on the brink of instability.

Commentary Mar. 4, 2015

Asian youth feel happy and helpless

The future belongs to the young. This is especially evident in parts of Asia. How young Asians see the world, their own futures and those of their countries often differs from the attitudes of their elders. Their differing views may go a long way toward determining their fate, that of their nations and of Asia.

Commentary Feb. 23, 2015

Europe’s Kids Are Moody and Depressed

The future belongs to the young. So how the next generation feels and thinks matters to people of all ages. As much as baby boomers may lament it, it is millennials — those coming of age in this new century — who will shape the world’s economic and geopolitical destiny for years to come.

Commentary Feb. 16, 2015

Young Brits Are Pro-EU, But Will They Vote?

Four decades after the 1975 referendum in which the British electorate voted by a two-to-one majority to join the EU’s predecessor, the European Economic Community, Britain’s relationship with the Continent remains a divisive issue in UK politics.

Survey Reports Feb. 12, 2015

Discontent with Politics Common in Many Emerging and Developing Nations

Widespread Belief That Wealthy Have Too Much Influence

Commentary Jan. 22, 2015

Torture Report’s Impact on U.S. Image in Europe May Be Muted

With Europe reeling from the recent killings in France by Islamic extremists, it remains to be seen whether European objections to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s recently disclosed harsh interrogation practices will impede closer U.S.-European intelligence collaboration.

Commentary Jan. 21, 2015

Obama Faces Mixed Message From American Public

As the immediate Republican reaction to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address demonstrates, expectations of bipartisan cooperation exist against a backdrop of continuing partisan gridlock in the United States, raising questions about the future course of U.S. foreign policy.

Commentary Jan. 20, 2015

Talking to a House Divided

Americans support strategic and economic engagement with the rest of the world, but within limits, and they remain divided on many of these issues along partisan lines, whatever their party leaders in Washington say.