Pew Research CenterJul 28, 2014

Keep Your Eyes on Beijing

Even as Washington and other Western capitals are understandably preoccupied with Ukraine and the Middle East, the pot in Asia is simmering towards a boil.

Pew Research CenterJul 17, 2014

Japan, China Neck and Neck in Asian Popularity Contest

The rivalry between China and Japan is heating up. China is viewed with favor for its economic contribution to the region, but with concern about its territorial ambitions throughout the region. Japan, while not in China’s class economically, is quite popular — at least outside Northeast Asia.

Pew Research CenterJul 16, 2014

How the World Sees Obama

Beleaguered at home, U.S. President Barack Obama remains beloved in many nations abroad, and he is far more popular than his predecessor George W. Bush.

Pew Research CenterJul 14, 2014

No Difference a Year Makes

Overall, attitudes toward the United States are largely unchanged from 2013. This suggests that despite a perception at home that U.S. influence abroad is waning, there is little evidence of that erosion overseas.

Pew Research CenterJul 14, 2014

Global Opposition to U.S. Surveillance and Drones, but Limited Harm to America’s Image

Many in Asia Worry about Conflict with China

Pew Research CenterJul 14, 2014

Global Opinions of U.S. Surveillance

Pew Research CenterJul 9, 2014

Americans Deeply Divided on U.S. Role in World

Americans are more inward looking today on foreign policy issues than they have been at any time in the last half century, and the fissures that separate one American from another on international affairs are far more nuanced than a simple left-right disagreement.

Pew Research CenterJul 9, 2014

Russia’s Global Image Negative amid Crisis in Ukraine

Americans’ and Europeans’ Views Sour Dramatically

Pew Research CenterJul 1, 2014

Concerns about Islamic Extremism on the Rise in Middle East

Negative Opinions of al Qaeda, Hamas and Hezbollah Widespread

Pew Research CenterJun 27, 2014

The Middle East Has Thrown in the Towel on Making Peace with Israel

New polls from across the Middle East show a deep pessimism on the possibility of a non-violent, two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians.

Pew Research CenterJun 25, 2014

Mounting Pessimism about Two-State Israeli-Palestinian Solution

In the wake of yet another breakdown in the Middle East peace process, publics in the region have little faith that a way can be found for Israel and an independent Palestinian state to coexist peacefully with each other. Majorities or pluralities in countries across the region voice the view that peaceful coexistence is not […]

Pew Research CenterJun 18, 2014

Iran’s Global Image Largely Negative

Favorable Ratings Fall Further in the Middle East

Pew Research CenterJun 18, 2014

Between Assad and a Hard Place

Syria’s neighbors fear an extremist Syria, and they want Assad to go, but there is no support among publics in the Middle East for either Western or Arab intervention to achieve those ends.

Pew Research CenterJun 16, 2014

Syria’s Neighbors Want Assad to Step Down, But No Appetite for Aid to Rebels

Many Fear Extremists Could Take Control of Syria

Pew Research CenterJun 15, 2014

Is America dangerously divided?

Republicans and Democrats in the United States are more divided along ideological lines, and the resulting political acrimony is deeper and more extensive, than at any point in recent U.S. history.

Pew Research CenterJun 11, 2014

On Eve of World Cup, Brazil Well-Regarded in Much of the World

Young People Especially Positive

Pew Research CenterJun 3, 2014

Brazilian Discontent Ahead of World Cup

President Rousseff Gets Poor Marks on Key Issues

Pew Research CenterJun 3, 2014

Is Ukraine More Like Latvia or Greece?

Ukraine will be at the top of the agenda when the leaders of the G7 advanced economies meet in Brussels, and their deliberations are likely to focus on what their governments can do to bolster the newly elected Ukrainian government in the face of continued violence by pro-Russian sympathizers within the country.

Pew Research CenterMay 30, 2014

Survey Research and International Affairs

When done well, surveys give the public a voice and ensure that the beliefs and opinions of ordinary citizens are heard in debates about important political, economic, and social topics.

Pew Research CenterMay 26, 2014

Why EU Election Results Are No Surprise

Europe’s voters have spoken – and what they had to say has shaken capitals across the continent as far right and some far left parties made significant gains in elections to the European parliament.

Pew Research CenterMay 23, 2014

Egypt Isn’t Stable

Former Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is certain to emerge victorious. While international observers and his Islamist rivals will question the legitimacy of his victory, Sisi will emerge from the vote in control of the Egyptian state.

Pew Research CenterMay 22, 2014

One Year after Morsi’s Ouster, Divides Persist on El-Sisi, Muslim Brotherhood

Frustration Mounts as Confidence in Democracy Wanes

Pew Research CenterMay 12, 2014

A Fragile Rebound for EU Image on Eve of European Parliament Elections

EU Favorability Rises, but Majorities Say Their Voice Is Not Heard in Brussels

Pew Research CenterMay 9, 2014

Americans Simply Don’t Care About Peace in the Middle East

No one said a Middle East peace deal was going to be easy. Brokering such an agreement has been a lost cause for what’s now a long line of U.S. presidents. As always, Israelis, Palestinians, and Americans have begun to point fingers over who is to blame for the recent breakdown.

Pew Research CenterMay 8, 2014

Despite Concerns about Governance, Ukrainians Want to Remain One Country

Many Leery of Russian Influence, as Putin Gets Boost at Home

Pew Research CenterMay 2, 2014

Americans want to steer clear of Ukraine crisis

As the crisis in Ukraine deepens, Americans back the kind of economic sanctions against Russia recently announced by the Obama administration. But even as allegations mount of covert Russian intervention in Ukraine, a war-weary American public doesn’t back getting tougher on Moscow.

Pew Research CenterMay 1, 2014

Public Health a Major Priority in African Nations

Improving Hospitals, Dealing with HIV/AIDS are Top Issues

Pew Research CenterApr 24, 2014

Who’s Down with TPP?

Elements of both the Obama administration’s signature trade initiatives, while generally backed by the public, have been subject to criticism and face an uncertain future on Capitol Hill, where Congress will eventually have to approve any final agreements.

Pew Research CenterApr 22, 2014

Indians See Rape as a Major National Problem

Majorities Say Laws and Law Enforcement Are Inadequate

Pew Research CenterApr 15, 2014

Global Views on Morality

Compare Values across 40 Countries