Analysis and research-driven commentary tied to poll findings and developments in the news
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Terror’s electoral joker card
With an unstable public mood on both sides of the Atlantic, terrorism could prove a political wildcard in both the United States and in Europe in the months ahead.
Are American Jews Turning Away from Israel?
Recent polling shows a growing divide.
Will Europe and the United States Gang Up on China?
The test of whether to grant Beijing market-economy status may be an interesting clue as to the future of transatlantic relations.
American Fear of China Weighs on U.S. Election
Asia is once again on the minds of the leading U.S. presidential candidates and the American public. Americans’ negative views of China are as strong as they have ever been.
2016 Election: American Foreign and Economic Policy Views Presentation
This presentation examines Americans’ foreign and economic policy views in the context of the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
It’s the Foreign Policy, Stupid
Presidential elections are almost always about the economy. 2016 is shaping up to be an exception.
Do Muslims around the world really hate the United States?
There’s a lot of anger out there toward America, but in some predominantly Muslim countries the trend lines are improving.
Asia’s pivotal role at the Paris climate talks
This year, according to a new Pew Research Center survey, individuals around the world overwhelmingly say they are concerned about global warming.
Who is afraid of climate change?
New polling shows strong public support among Europeans for an agreement on greenhouse gas emissions in Paris.
Why Inking a Global Climate Deal Is Such a Tricky Business
It doesn’t help that only 18 percent of Chinese think climate change is a very serious problem.
Asia’s views hold key to (lack of) climate change accord
Negotiators are gathering in Paris in the first two weeks of December to try to craft an international accord to deal with climate change.
2015 Democracy Survey Presentation
This presentation examines global public opinion on democratic principles, including religious freedom, gender equality, a free press, free speech and competitive elections.
2015 Climate Change Survey Presentation
This presentation examines global public opinion about climate change. Using the Pew Research Center’s spring 2015 Global Attitudes survey, issues such as concern about climate change and support for action on climate change are addressed. It is based on 45,435 face-to-face and telephone interviews in 40 countries with adults 18 and older conducted from March […]
2015 India Survey Presentation
This presentation examines public opinion in India, including views of national conditions, issues affecting the country, Prime Minister Modi and national institutions.
Modbama: A Budding Bromance
As the American and Indian publics warm toward one another, a head of state affinity may lead to stronger ties.
Are Africans Optimistic About the Future?
As the world sets new development goals, sub-Saharan Africans see hope and challenges ahead — and say they still need aid.
Facebook’s ‘Dislike’ Button Is Going to Get a Lot of Use in Asia
When it comes to being friends and playing nice in Asia, there’s not a lot of love to go around.
NATO’s Rot From Within
A worrying percentage of European publics don’t want to honor the fundamental tenet of the Atlantic alliance.
Legacy of WWII Still Evident in German and Japanese Public Opinion and Relevant Today in Dealing with Russia and China
As the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and the Japanese surrender ending World War II approaches the publics of former enemy nations have unresolved views of their country’s involvement in the largest military conflict in history.
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.