Pew Research CenterApril 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.

Pew Research CenterMarch 19, 2015

Internet Seen as Positive Influence on Education but Negative on Morality in Emerging and Developing Nations

Internet Usage More Common Among the Young, Well-Educated and English Speakers

Pew Research CenterMarch 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.

Pew Research CenterMarch 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.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 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.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 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.

Pew Research CenterFebruary 12, 2015

Discontent with Politics Common in Many Emerging and Developing Nations

Widespread Belief That Wealthy Have Too Much Influence

Pew Research CenterJanuary 22, 2015

Torture Report’s Impact on U.S. Image in Europe May Be Muted

With Europe reeling from the recent killings in France by Islamic extremists, it remains to be seen whether European objections to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s recently disclosed harsh interrogation practices will impede closer U.S.-European intelligence collaboration.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 21, 2015

Obama Faces Mixed Message From American Public

As the immediate Republican reaction to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address demonstrates, expectations of bipartisan cooperation exist against a backdrop of continuing partisan gridlock in the United States, raising questions about the future course of U.S. foreign policy.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 20, 2015

Talking to a House Divided

Americans support strategic and economic engagement with the rest of the world, but within limits, and they remain divided on many of these issues along partisan lines, whatever their party leaders in Washington say.

Pew Research CenterDecember 18, 2014

Many in Emerging and Developing Nations Disconnected from Politics

Participation Highest in Middle East

Pew Research CenterDecember 11, 2014

Pope Francis’ Image Positive in Much of World

Less Well-Known Outside of Latin America and Europe

Pew Research CenterNovember 29, 2014

71% of Indians expect first year of Modi government to boost economy

If the Indian public’s sense of its own well-being and that of the nation does not improve in both absolute and relative terms, the Modi government may eventually be called to account.

Pew Research CenterNovember 25, 2014

Indians Don’t Hate Foreigners and Their Money Anymore

President Barack Obama will travel to India in January to participate in the Indian Republic Day celebration in New Delhi as the chief guest. While there he is expected to talk trade and anti-terrorism with his host Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Pew Research CenterNovember 17, 2014

Trading Up?

If and when the new Congress considers implementing legislation for the TPP, that legislative fight might expose the dirty little secret of current American trade politics: both Democrats and Republicans in Congress seem to be out of touch with their own political bases on trade issues.

Pew Research CenterNovember 15, 2014

Indians Are Now More Supportive of Trade and Foreign Investment

The Indian public’s views on trade and foreign investment are more positive than past Indian governments have claimed and more positive than foreigners often assume.

Pew Research CenterNovember 13, 2014

Religion in Latin America

Nearly 40% of the world’s Catholics live in Latin America, but many people in the region have converted from Catholicism to Protestantism, while some have left organized religion altogether.

Pew Research CenterNovember 7, 2014

Xi’s in the Money

For Xi Jinping and China’s leaders, the Nov. 5-11 APEC summit should provide a welcome opportunity to showcase China’s economic progress.

Pew Research CenterNovember 6, 2014

Crime and Corruption Top Problems in Emerging and Developing Countries

Most National Institutions Respected, Especially Military

Pew Research CenterNovember 4, 2014

Lame Duck? Shots Fired.

Americans head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, with major international issues — the U.S. effort to counter Islamic State (IS) extremism, how to deal with Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian situation, Russia, and President Barack Obama’s general handling of foreign policy — likely to play a role in their vote.

Pew Research CenterOctober 30, 2014

People in Emerging Markets Catch Up to Advanced Economies in Life Satisfaction

Asians Most Optimistic about Future, Middle Easterners the Least

Pew Research CenterOctober 22, 2014

Is Laziness the Cause of Economic Inequality?

When offered the chance to choose one out of six different causes for inequality — government economic policies, workers’ pay, the educational system, trade, the tax system and the poor’s work ethic — people around the world generally agree that the gap between the rich and the poor is a product of failed government policies and inadequate wages.

Pew Research CenterOctober 16, 2014

Greatest Dangers in the World

Our 2014 Global Attitudes survey in 44 countries asked which among five dangers was considered to be the “greatest threat to the world.” Many in the Middle East said religious and ethnic hatred was the greatest threat, while Europeans tended to choose inequality. Africans are more concerned with AIDS and other infectious diseases, while scattered countries, many with good reason, chose the spread of nuclear weapons or pollution and environmental problems as the top danger.

Pew Research CenterOctober 16, 2014

Middle Easterners See Religious and Ethnic Hatred as Top Global Threat

Europeans and Americans Focus on Inequality as Greatest Danger

Pew Research CenterOctober 15, 2014

Tunisian Confidence in Democracy Wanes

Ratings for Islamist Ennahda Party Have Declined Since Revolution

Pew Research CenterOctober 9, 2014

Emerging and Developing Economies Much More Optimistic than Rich Countries about the Future

Education, Hard Work Considered Keys to Success, but Inequality Still a Challenge

Pew Research CenterSeptember 19, 2014

World Remains Glum about Economic Prospects

Six years since the beginning of the Great Recession and publics around the world remain glum about the state of their economy and prospects for an economic recovery. In most nations, people say their country is heading in the wrong direction and most voice the view that economic conditions are bad.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 16, 2014

Faith and Skepticism about Trade, Foreign Investment

Developing countries provide the strongest support for international trade and foreign investment, while people in many advanced economies are skeptical. Americans are among the least likely to hold a positive view of the impact of trade on jobs and wages.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 9, 2014

Developing Countries Most Satisfied with Economy

Six years after the beginning of the Great Recession, amid an uneven global economic recovery, publics around the world remain glum. A global median of 60% see their country’s economy performing poorly.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 9, 2014

Global Public Downbeat about Economy

Many Wary of the Future