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.
Public Health a Major Priority in African Nations
Improving Hospitals, Dealing with HIV/AIDS are Top Issues
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.
Indians See Rape as a Major National Problem
Majorities Say Laws and Law Enforcement Are Inadequate
Global Views on Morality
Compare Values across 40 Countries
Despite Protectionist Image, Americans Want Freer Trade with Japan
Broad American support for international commerce, for increased trade with Japan and for the TPP suggests the political climate in Washington for congressional consideration of an eventual TPP deal may not be as negative as it might appear given the current negotiating deadlock over details of the trade agreement.
Support in Principle for U.S.-EU Trade Pact
But Some Americans and Germans Wary of TTIP Details
China or America? Indians Pick U.S.
As Indians head to the polls over the next six weeks, their country again finds itself in a world with two preeminent powers: this time, China and the United States.
Worry, but Wait
Russia’s annexation of Crimea and China’s territorial ambitions in the East and South China Seas are a stark reminder that balance of power politics are alive and well in the 21st century, long after some pundits dismissed them as relics of a bygone era.
Indians Reflect on Their Country & the World
Troubled by Economic Problems, Corruption, Pakistan and China
Turkey’s Twitter Block and Global Internet Freedom
Vladimir Putin has never been a fan of a free press or open public debates, but the Ukraine crisis has provided the Kremlin with a new favorite target for cracking down even more harshly on political expression: cyberspace.
Emerging and Developing Nations Want Freedom on the Internet
Young Especially Opposed to Censorship
Worldwide, Many See Belief in God as Essential to Morality
Richer Nations Are Exception
Will Ukraine Crisis Hasten Decline of Russia’s Global Image?
Regardless of what happens in the coming days and weeks in Ukraine, it is already apparent that the crisis has taken its toll on some key players in the court of international opinion: Russia, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Western solidarity and U.S. President Barack Obama.
Let’s Sit This One Out
As Europe and the United States struggle to come up with a unified response to Russia’s military encroachment in Ukraine, one of their biggest challenges may be to convince their publics to take any strong action at all.
Everything’s Coming Up Modi
The Indian public would prefer Narendra Modi’s right-of-center, Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party rather than the ruling left-of-center Indian National Congress party to lead the next Indian government.
Indians Dissatisfied with Direction of Country
Indians are dissatisfied with the way things are going in their country today, and they would prefer the Hindu nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata Party to lead the next Indian government, rather than the current governing coalition led by the left-of-center Indian National Congress party.
Indians Want Political Change
Modi Viewed More Favorably than Gandhi
Greater Technology Use Linked to Higher Per Capita Income
Technology usage is strongly correlated with national income across the countries surveyed. Countries with a higher GDP per capita generally have higher rates of smartphone ownership and internet and social networking use, while poorer countries tend to have lower rates of technology usage. Mouse over the countries below to reveal technology use and GDP per […]
Emerging Nations Embrace Internet, Mobile Technology
Cell Phones Nearly Ubiquitous in Many Countries
Demographic Clocks Ticking All across Asia
By Bruce Stokes, Director of Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center Special to Nikkei East Asia’s demographic clock is ticking, and it’s loudest in Japan. But by the middle of the century South Korea may face an equal aging challenge, with China not far behind. Meanwhile, few East Asians are confident of an adequate standard […]
The Cost of Growing Older
By 2050, rapidly graying populations are likely to impose an unprecedented fiscal burden on the United States, many European countries, Japan, and South Korea.
What the Graying World Can Teach America
Fiscal and societal burdens of an aging America are far from unique; Europe and increasingly much of Asia face a far more challenging future in which there is a mismatch between demographics and slowing economic growth.
Global Population Estimates by Age, 1950-2050
The demographic future for the U.S. and the world looks very different than the recent past. Growth from 1950 to 2010 was rapid—the global population nearly tripled, and the U.S. population doubled. However, population growth from 2010 to 2050 is projected to be significantly slower and is expected to tilt strongly to the oldest age […]
Attitudes about Aging: A Global Perspective
In a Rapidly Graying World, Japanese Are Worried, Americans Aren’t
The Limited Allure of Extremism
If recent history is any guide, extremists’ current momentum will likely be followed by a strong backlash. Indeed, generally speaking, the more people are exposed to extremist violence and al-Qaeda-style rule, the less they like it.
Americans Want to Turn Away From World’s Problems
In 2013 there is an unprecedented lack of support for American engagement with the rest of the world. The public suggests that the nation does too much to solve world problems.
U.S. Isolationism Isn’t Protectionism
New polling data showing that the American public is turning inward, preoccupied with domestic affairs and less interested in international engagement, is not evidence of a rise in U.S. economic protectionism, with its grave consequences for global business.
The disconnect in perception and priorities between experts and the general public reflects the inevitable tension between policy and politics in any democratic country; but it also comes with an often contradictory and confusing mixed message to foreigners about America’s intentions on the world stage.
World Still Downbeat on Economic Prospects
The widely shared disconnect between the world’s modest recovery from the Great Recession and the public mood is testimony to the depth of the downturn and the persistence of unemployment.