Are you middle class in Western Europe?
A Pew Research Center analysis of income data from 11 Western European countries finds considerable differences in the fortunes of the middle classes in those countries.
Middle Class Fortunes in Western Europe
From 1991 to 2010, the middle class expands in France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, but, as in the United States, shrinks in Germany, Italy and Spain
Americans’ fear of China ebbs in the age of Trump
Ahead of that ‘difficult’ Xi summit, Americans’ worries about U.S. debt, job losses and trade imbalances have eased, and their overall opinion of China has grown more positive.
Americans’ Views of China Improve as Economic Concerns Ease
In case of conflict, most Americans back using force to defend Asian allies against China
The Politics of Belonging
The tide of people moving across the world as immigrants or refugees has sparked concern in the developed world – from the United States to Europe to Australia.
Thought Leader Survey: Issues Impacting the Transatlantic Relationship
Key findings on issues affecting the transatlantic relationship from a Pew Research Center survey of thought leaders.
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.
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.
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
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.”
A U.S. dream, or nightmare, for Europeans?
“America,” wrote Hannah Arendt in 1954, “has been both the dream and the nightmare of Europe.”
Populism is not a coherent transatlantic trend
As 2017 begins, populist politics are on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic.
Trump Supporters and the Asia-Pacific
The election of Donald Trump ushers in a new chapter in US relations with the Asia-Pacific region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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