Explore global opinions on political systems by country
Many people around the world say representative democracy is a good way to run their country. Use the interactive to explore findings on global views of political systems.
Japanese Divided on Democracy’s Success at Home, but Value Voice of the People
Public sees threats abroad amid declining views of U.S.
Globally, Broad Support for Representative and Direct Democracy
But many also endorse nondemocratic alternatives
U.S. Resettles Fewer Refugees, Even as Global Number of Displaced People Grows
Break with past responses to global refugee surges
Public Attitudes Toward Human Rights Organizations: The Case of India, Indonesia, Kenya and Mexico
Favorable views predominate; most say helping poor should be top priority
Global Attitudes Toward China and the U.S.
Richard Wike, Director of Global Attitudes Research, presented Pew Research Center findings on America’s global image, views about China and the global balance of power.
People in the Philippines Still Favor U.S. Over China, but Gap Is Narrowing
Duterte and his war on drugs are seen positively by most Filipinos
Explore the status of Europe's 2015-16 asylum seekers
About half of those who applied for asylum in Europe during the refugee surge of 2015 and 2016 were still waiting to learn their fate as of the end of last year.
Still in Limbo: About a Million Asylum Seekers Await Word on Whether They Can Call Europe Home
About half of Europe's 2015-16 asylum applicants had decisions still pending at end of 2016
Mexican Views of the U.S. Turn Sharply Negative
Widespread dissatisfaction with economy and political leaders
Publics Worldwide Unfavorable Toward Putin, Russia
But few see Russian power and influence as a major threat
Global Confidence in the United States Is Shaken
Though just six months old, Donald Trump’s presidency has already had a major impact on how the world views the United States.
Greatest Threats Around the World
People around the world identify ISIS and climate change as the leading international threats. Many also name cyberattacks from other countries and the condition of the global economy as major challenges.
Globally, People Point to ISIS and Climate Change as Leading Security Threats
Concern about cyberattacks, world economy also widespread
New Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Leadership
Almost seven months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the president is losing “bigly” on the world stage. According to polling by the Pew Research Centre, belief in the US’ ability to lead in world affairs is at an all time low.
Post-Brexit, Europeans More Positive About the EU, But Want Own Referendum on Membership
Bruce Stokes, director of global economic attitudes, presented Pew Research Center findings on European attitudes toward the European Union (EU) in Brussels, Paris, Warsaw, Berlin and London.
Globally, More Name U.S. Than China as World’s Leading Economic Power
But balance shifts in eyes of some key U.S. trading partners and allies
America’s Global Image
On June 27, 2017, Richard Wike, director of global attitudes research, presented new Pew Research Center findings on global views of the United States at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
U.S. Image Suffers as Publics Around World Question Trump’s Leadership
America still wins praise for its people, culture and civil liberties
The EU Is Alive and Well, But the Referendums Are Coming
The resounding June 18 victory of the pro-European Union En Marche party in the French National Assembly elections suggests, to paraphrase Mark Twain, that reports of the imminent death of the EU were premature.
Russians Remain Confident in Putin’s Global Leadership
Majority says Russia has improved its international standing, but views of the economy are mixed and corruption is a concern
Origins and destinations of European Union migrants within the EU
As of 2015, nearly 20 million people, or about 4% of the EU’s birth population, lived in a European country in which they were not born.
Post-Brexit, Europeans More Favorable Toward EU
But many back empowering national governments on migration and trade, and they want their own vote on EU membership
The Digital Footprint of Europe’s Refugees
Online searches in 2015 and 2016 open window into path, timing of migrant flows from Middle East to Europe
Do British Voters Regret Brexit Enough to Dump Theresa May?
A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 48 percent in Britain think exiting the EU will be bad for their country, compared with 44 percent who say Brexit will benefit their nation.
Views of the Economy Among the Public and OECD Thought Leaders
Key findings on the current and future state of the global economy from a Pew Research Center survey of OECD Forum attendees.
Global Publics More Upbeat About the Economy
But many are pessimistic about children’s future
British Divided on Brexit Impact as New Elections Loom
Public split on whether to trust current national government
NATO’s Image Improves on Both Sides of Atlantic
European faith in American military support largely unchanged
Americans want sanctions against North Korea. What will Trump do?
When Congress reconvenes next week, North Korea and China will be near the top of the Washington policy agenda, if not the legislative calendar.