Egypt on the Eve of Elections: Economy, Democracy Are Both Priorities
On the eve of the first presidential election of the post-Mubarak era, Egyptians remain hopeful about the future of their country, and they strongly desire both an improved economy and the democratic freedoms they were denied under the previous regime.
Russians Back Protests, Political Freedoms
And Putin, Too
A Global “No” To a Nuclear-Armed Iran
Divisions on Sanctions and Use of Force
Egyptians Remain Optimistic, Embrace Democracy and Religion in Political Life
Muslim Brotherhood and Military Receive Positive Ratings
On Anniversary of bin Laden’s Death, Little Backing of al Qaeda
Before His Death in 2011, Support for bin Laden Himself Had Waned
Does Humanitarian Aid Improve America’s Image?
U.S. humanitarian aid helped improve America’s image in Japan following the devastating March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami. However, recent examples from Indonesia and Pakistan show that the impact of disaster relief on ratings for the U.S. has its limits.
Global Digital Communication: Texting, Social Networking Popular Worldwide
Usage Differs by Age and Education
Confidence in Democracy and Capitalism Wanes in Former Soviet Union
Twenty Years Later
The American-Western European Values Gap
American Exceptionalism Subsides
From Hyperpower to Declining Power
Since the Sept. 11 attacks, views about American power have changed, as economic issues have trumped security concerns. Today, many see the U.S. as a great power in decline.
Crime and Drug Cartels Top Concerns in Mexico
Fewer Than Half See Progress in Drug War
Americans Want More Pressure on Students, the Chinese Want Less
The Parenting Gap: U.S. Versus China
Muslim-Western Tensions Persist
Common Concerns About Islamic Extremism
The World Says China Will Overtake America
In the past decade, anti-Americanism grew around the world. In sharp contrast, today America is seen as on its way to losing its status as the dominant global superpower.
China Seen Overtaking U.S. as Global Superpower
U.S. Favorability Ratings Remain Positive
U.S. Image in Pakistan Falls No Further Following bin Laden Killing
Support for Campaign Against Extremists Wanes
On Eve of Elections, a More Upbeat Mood in Turkey
PM Erdogan Gets High Marks for Foreign Policy
Japanese Resilient, but See Economic Challenges Ahead
U.S. Applauded for Relief Efforts
Arab Spring Fails to Improve U.S. Image
Obama’s Challenge in the Muslim World
Osama bin Laden Largely Discredited Among Muslim Publics in Recent Years
al Qaeda Too
Egyptians Embrace Revolt Leaders, Religious Parties and Military, As Well
U.S. Wins No Friends, End of Treaty With Israel Sought
Upbeat Chinese Public May Not Be Primed for a Jasmine Revolution
Judging the Chinese appetite for democracy is not easy, but polling suggests China may not be ripe for the kind of uprisings seen throughout the Middle East.
Will Enthusiasm for Democracy Endure in Egypt and Elsewhere?
Pro-democracy movements in Tunisia and Egypt recall the wave of democratization that took place two decades ago in Eastern Europe. The experience of Eastern Europe is a useful reminder that public enthusiasm for democracy is not guaranteed as political change extends over years and decades.
Egypt, Democracy and Islam
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.
Global Publics Embrace Social Networking
Computer and Cell Phone Usage Up Around the World
Muslim Publics Divided on Hamas and Hezbollah
Most Embrace a Role for Islam in Politics
Indians See Threat From Pakistan, Extremist Groups
America's Image Remains Strong
Brazilians Upbeat About Their Country, Despite Its Problems
Most See Brazil as Rising Power
Turks Downbeat About Their Institutions
Even Military Less Well-Regarded
Obama’s Middle East Problem
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.