Pew Research CenterDecember 20, 2011

Global Digital Communication: Texting, Social Networking Popular Worldwide

Usage Differs by Age and Education

Pew Research CenterDecember 5, 2011

Confidence in Democracy and Capitalism Wanes in Former Soviet Union

Two decades after the Soviet Union’s collapse, Russians, Ukrainians, and Lithuanians are unhappy with the direction of their countries and disillusioned with the state of their politics. Enthusiasm for democracy and capitalism has waned considerably over the past 20 years, and most believe the changes that have taken place since 1991 have had a […]

Pew Research CenterNovember 17, 2011

The American-Western European Values Gap

American Exceptionalism Subsides

Pew Research CenterSeptember 7, 2011

From Hyperpower to Declining Power

Since the Sept. 11 attacks, views about American power have changed, as economic issues have trumped security concerns. Today, many see the U.S. as a great power in decline.

Pew Research CenterAugust 31, 2011

Crime and Drug Cartels Top Concerns in Mexico

Fewer Than Half See Progress in Drug War

Pew Research CenterAugust 23, 2011

Americans Want More Pressure on Students, the Chinese Want Less

The Parenting Gap: U.S. Versus China

Pew Research CenterJuly 21, 2011

Muslim-Western Tensions Persist

Common Concerns About Islamic Extremism

Pew Research CenterJuly 14, 2011

The World Says China Will Overtake America

In the past decade, anti-Americanism grew around the world. In sharp contrast, today America is seen as on its way to losing its status as the dominant global superpower.

Pew Research CenterJuly 13, 2011

China Seen Overtaking U.S. as Global Superpower

The United States continues to receive positive ratings in much of the world, but it faces the new challenge of doubts about its superpower status. Publics around the world increasingly believe that China either will replace or already has replaced the U.S. as the world’s leading superpower.

Pew Research CenterJune 21, 2011

U.S. Image in Pakistan Falls No Further Following bin Laden Killing

America’s image among Pakistanis remains poor, and most disapprove of the U.S. raid that killed bin Laden. Extremist groups also remain unpopular, although support for using the Pakistani military against extremists has waned. Most name India as the top threat to Pakistan. Overall, the public mood in Pakistan is grim – 92% are dissatisfied with the country’s direction.

Pew Research CenterJune 7, 2011

On Eve of Elections, a More Upbeat Mood in Turkey

PM Erdogan Gets High Marks for Foreign Policy

Pew Research CenterJune 1, 2011

Japanese Resilient, but See Economic Challenges Ahead

U.S. Applauded for Relief Efforts

Pew Research CenterMay 17, 2011

Arab Spring Fails to Improve U.S. Image

Obama’s Challenge in the Muslim World

Pew Research CenterMay 2, 2011

Osama bin Laden Largely Discredited Among Muslim Publics in Recent Years

al Qaeda Too

Pew Research CenterApril 25, 2011

Egyptians Embrace Revolt Leaders, Religious Parties and Military, As Well

U.S. Wins No Friends, End of Treaty With Israel Sought

Pew Research CenterMarch 31, 2011

Upbeat Chinese Public May Not Be Primed for a Jasmine Revolution

Judging the Chinese appetite for democracy is not easy, but polling suggests China may not be ripe for the kind of uprisings seen throughout the Middle East.

Pew Research CenterMarch 8, 2011

Will Enthusiasm for Democracy Endure in Egypt and Elsewhere?

Pro-democracy movements in Tunisia and Egypt recall the wave of democratization that took place two decades ago in Eastern Europe. The experience of Eastern Europe is a useful reminder that public enthusiasm for democracy is not guaranteed as political change extends over years and decades.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 31, 2011

Egypt, Democracy and Islam

Majorities of Egyptian Muslims believe that democracy is preferable to any other kind of government, and by wide margins, Muslims in Egypt say that Islam plays a positive role in their country’s politics.