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.
Analysis and research-driven commentary tied to poll findings and developments in the news
While global publics largely take a positive view of President Obama, he receives his lowest marks on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – and his ratings are especially poor in the Arab nations of the Middle East.
Czechs’ Commitment to Free Markets and Democracy Stays Strong Amidst Troubled Economic and Political Waters
With an election approaching, Czechs are unhappy with conditions in their country and frustrated with the way democracy is working, but are committed to free market economics and democratic values.
With parliamentary elections approaching, Hungarians are dissatisfied with their economy and with the current state of democracy in their country. However, they still value democratic rights and institutions.
New Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s move to ban Ukraine from becoming a member of NATO is not without a base of public support.
President Barack Obama’s popularity has transformed America’s image in Indonesia. However, the world’s largest predominantly Muslim country is an outlier in the Muslim world, where opinions of the U.S. remain mostly negative.
In a briefing for a congressional subcommittee, Andrew Kohut describes the rise of anti-Americanism over the last decade, its sharp decline after Obama’s election and the reasons why this improving trend may be fragile.
Members of the post-communist generation offer much more positive evaluations of the political and economic changes their countries have undergone over the past two decades than do those who were adults when communism collapsed.
Economy, Poor Leadership, Corruption Key
More than 1,000 immigrants have been evacuated from southern Italy after a recent wave of violence against African farm workers. Surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project find that anti-immigrant sentiment is widespread
Recent events have raised questions about the threat of homegrown terrorism in the U.S., but survey results show that Muslim Americans overwhelmingly reject extremism.
But Some Signs of Improvement
Less Concern in the U.S., China and Russia
Russians Less Worried
But Only Modest Improvements in U.S. Image
Consensus Despite Divisions on Afghan War
The Peace Prize award is another sign of the president’s international appeal; his election lifted America’s image around the globe
Ratings Improved the Most in the U.S.
But Many Differ With Obama on Afghanistan
Many fewer among Muslim publics express confidence in bin Laden or support violence against civilians in defense of Islam
Troop increases may face considerable opposition in many NATO countries, which were opposed to Obama?s original call for more forces
Only Modest Changes in U.S. Image in Predominantly Muslim Countries
Certain Elements of America’s Image are Broadly Popular
President Will Face Challenges on Economic Crisis, Other Issues
But Few Favor Military Confrontation
A Crisis of Confidence in Capitalism?
Views on Democracy, Religion, Values, and Life Satisfaction in Emerging Nations
Venezuelan President’s Popularity Has Declined in Latin America