Legacy of WWII Still Evident in German and Japanese Public Opinion and Relevant Today in Dealing with Russia and China
As the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and the Japanese surrender ending World War II approaches the publics of former enemy nations have unresolved views of their country’s involvement in the largest military conflict in history.
Global Publics: Economic Conditions Are Bad
But Positive Sentiment Rebounding in Europe, Japan, U.S.
Latin Americans Approve of U.S. Re-establishing Diplomatic Ties with Cuba
But Publics Have Mixed Views of Cuba and Little Confidence in Raul Castro
Extremism Concerns Growing in West and Predominantly Muslim Countries
Worries Especially Widespread in Western Europe and U.S.
Mixed public response to America’s pivot to Asia
In the October 2011 edition of the journal Foreign Policy, then-U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote that the U.S. planned to pivot to Asia.
Climate Change Seen as Top Global Threat
Americans, Europeans, Middle Easterners Focus on ISIS as Greatest Danger
A Global Middle Class Is More Promise than Reality
From 2001 to 2011, Nearly 700 Million Step Out of Poverty, but Most Only Barely
Global Publics Back U.S. on Fighting ISIS, but Are Critical of Post-9/11 Torture
Asian Nations Mostly Support TPP, Defense Pivot – but Also Value Economic Ties with China
Iran’s Global Image Mostly Negative
Israel, Arab States Share Unfavorable View of Middle East Neighbor
NATO Publics Blame Russia for Ukrainian Crisis, but Reluctant to Provide Military Aid
In Russia, Anti-Western Views and Support for Putin Surge
2015 EU Survey Presentation
This presentation examines public opinion in six European Union countries: France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Faith in European Project Reviving
But Most Say Rise of Eurosceptic Parties Is a Good Thing
When Did Democrats Become America’s Free Trade Believers?
As Washington debates “fast track” trade negotiating authority, politicians are out of sync with a turn in public sentiment.
Germans and Americans differ over Russia
Germany and the United States, adversaries in WWII, allies during and after the Cold War, are now the two pillars of the transatlantic alliance.
Germany’s America Angst
Ongoing Russian intervention in Ukraine has been met with U.S. and European economic sanctions against Moscow.
2015 U.S.-Germany Survey Presentation
This presentation examines American and German attitudes toward each other and their respective geopolitical roles. This report is based on telephone surveys in the United States and Germany. In the U.S., interviews were conducted February 26 to March 1, 2015 among a national sample of 1,003 persons, 18 years of age or older. In Germany, […]
Germany and the United States: Reliable Allies
But Disagreement on Russia, Global Leadership and Trade
2015 U.S.-Japan Survey Presentation
This presentation of findings from a survey conducted in the U.S. and Japan examines American and Japanese attitudes toward each other and their allies 70 years after the end of World War II.
How Strong Is the U.S.-Japan Relationship?
This is a pivotal year in U.S.-Japan relations. As the two nations mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in August, it is a moment for both the American and Japanese publics to reflect on the past — but also to take the temperature of the current bilateral relationship and to consider its future.
Cell Phones in Africa: Communication Lifeline
Texting Most Common Activity, but Mobile Money Popular in Several Countries
Americans, Japanese: Mutual Respect 70 Years After the End of WWII
Neither Trusts China, Differ on Japan’s Security Role in Asia
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discontent with Politics Common in Many Emerging and Developing Nations
Widespread Belief That Wealthy Have Too Much Influence
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.
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.