Commentary Jul. 12, 2012

Emerging Economies – Rich And Confident

The emerging economies account for an increasing share of the globe’s billionaires. But widespread public attitudes can wield far more influence over an economy than the wealth of a few hundred people. While people polled in the US and Europe are pessimistic about their future prospects, citizens of the emerging economies, especially China and Brazil, are optimistic about their own national economies and personal wealth.

Commentary Jul. 12, 2012

The Missing Piece In Arab Democracy

More than a year after the 2011 uprisings, Arab publics are concerned about the economy, but hopeful about democracy.

Survey Reports Jul. 12, 2012

Pervasive Gloom About the World Economy

Faith in Hard Work, Capitalism Falter; But Emerging Markets Upbeat

Commentary Jul. 11, 2012

Are Germans really opposed to bailouts?

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refusal to dig deep to help indebted eurozone countries is commonly explained by two feelings attributed to German voters – an ingrained fear of inflation and a reluctance to bail out those in trouble. But polling suggests the picture is more complex.

Survey Reports Jul. 10, 2012

Most Muslims Want Democracy, Personal Freedoms, and Islam in Political Life

Few Believe U.S. Backs Democracy

Commentary Jun. 28, 2012

Morsi’s Election Highlights Egyptian Views of Islam’s Role in New Democracy

The declaration of Mohamed Morsi as Egypt’s first freely elected president marks a major milestone for a country that until February 2011 had spent nearly three decades under the authoritarian rule of Hosni Mubarak. At the same time, for significant numbers of Egyptians, Morsi’s relatively narrow victory over former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq has the potential to raise questions about Islam’s role in society.

Survey Reports Jun. 27, 2012

Pakistani Public Opinion Ever More Critical of U.S.

74% Call America an Enemy

Survey Reports Jun. 21, 2012

Widespread Condemnation for Assad in Neighboring Countries

But Lebanese Shia Backing Syrian Regime

Survey Reports Jun. 20, 2012

Mexicans Back Military Campaign Against Cartels

Opinion of U.S. Improving
Despite Doubts About Success, Human Rights Costs

Survey Reports Jun. 13, 2012

Global Opinion of Obama Slips, International Policies Faulted

Drone Strikes Widely Opposed

Survey Reports Jun. 5, 2012

Japanese Wary of Nuclear Energy

Disaster “Weakened” Nation

Survey Reports May. 29, 2012

European Unity on the Rocks

Greeks and Germans at Polar Opposites

Commentary May. 23, 2012

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.

Survey Reports May. 23, 2012

Russians Back Protests, Political Freedoms

And Putin, Too

Survey Reports May. 18, 2012

A Global “No” To a Nuclear-Armed Iran

Divisions on Sanctions and Use of Force

Survey Reports May. 8, 2012

Egyptians Remain Optimistic, Embrace Democracy and Religion in Political Life

Muslim Brotherhood and Military Receive Positive Ratings

Survey Reports Apr. 30, 2012

On Anniversary of bin Laden’s Death, Little Backing of al Qaeda

Before His Death in 2011, Support for bin Laden Himself Had Waned

Commentary Mar. 6, 2012

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.

Survey Reports Dec. 20, 2011

Global Digital Communication: Texting, Social Networking Popular Worldwide

Usage Differs by Age and Education

Survey Reports Dec. 5, 2011

Confidence in Democracy and Capitalism Wanes in Former Soviet Union

Twenty Years Later

Survey Reports Nov. 17, 2011

The American-Western European Values Gap

American Exceptionalism Subsides

Commentary Sep. 7, 2011

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.

Survey Reports Aug. 31, 2011

Crime and Drug Cartels Top Concerns in Mexico

Fewer Than Half See Progress in Drug War

Survey Reports Aug. 23, 2011

Americans Want More Pressure on Students, the Chinese Want Less

The Parenting Gap: U.S. Versus China

Survey Reports Jul. 21, 2011

Muslim-Western Tensions Persist

Common Concerns About Islamic Extremism

Commentary Jul. 14, 2011

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.

Survey Reports Jul. 13, 2011

China Seen Overtaking U.S. as Global Superpower

U.S. Favorability Ratings Remain Positive

Survey Reports Jun. 21, 2011

U.S. Image in Pakistan Falls No Further Following bin Laden Killing

Support for Campaign Against Extremists Wanes

Survey Reports Jun. 7, 2011

On Eve of Elections, a More Upbeat Mood in Turkey

PM Erdogan Gets High Marks for Foreign Policy

Survey Reports Jun. 1, 2011

Japanese Resilient, but See Economic Challenges Ahead

U.S. Applauded for Relief Efforts