Analysis and research-driven commentary tied to poll findings and developments in the news

Feb. 3, 2016

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.

Jan. 29, 2016

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.

Jan. 15, 2016

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.

Jan. 5, 2016

It’s the Foreign Policy, Stupid

Presidential elections are almost always about the economy. 2016 is shaping up to be an exception.

Dec. 15, 2015

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.

Dec. 3, 2015

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.

Dec. 3, 2015

Who is afraid of climate change?

New polling shows strong public support among Europeans for an agreement on greenhouse gas emissions in Paris.

Nov. 30, 2015

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.

Nov. 25, 2015

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.

Nov. 20, 2015

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.

Nov. 5, 2015

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 […]

Sep. 28, 2015

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.

Sep. 28, 2015

Modbama: A Budding Bromance

As the American and Indian publics warm toward one another, a head of state affinity may lead to stronger ties.

Sep. 25, 2015

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.

Sep. 21, 2015

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.

Aug. 6, 2015

NATO’s Rot From Within

A worrying percentage of European publics don’t want to honor the fundamental tenet of the Atlantic alliance.

Aug. 4, 2015

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.

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.

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.

May. 29, 2015

When Did Democrats Become America’s Free Trade Believers?

As Washington debates “fast track” trade negotiating authority, politicians are out of sync with a turn in public sentiment.

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.

May. 13, 2015

Germany’s America Angst

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

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, […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.