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.
Mexicans Continue Support for Drug War
Sense of Progress and Support for U.S. Involvement Decline
Concern About Extremist Threat Slips in Pakistan
America's Image Remains Poor
Widespread Support For Banning Full Islamic Veil in Western Europe
Most Americans Disapprove
Gender Equality Universally Embraced, But Inequalities Acknowledged
Men’s Lives Often Seen as Better
Obama More Popular Abroad Than At Home, Global Image of U.S. Continues to Benefit
Czechs’ Commitment to Free Markets and Democracy Stays Strong Amidst Troubled Economic and Political Waters
With an election approaching, Czechs are unhappy with conditions in their country and frustrated with the way democracy is working, but are committed to free market economics and democratic values.
Hungary Dissatisfied with Democracy, but Not Its Ideals
With parliamentary elections approaching, Hungarians are dissatisfied with their economy and with the current state of democracy in their country. However, they still value democratic rights and institutions.
Ukraine Says ’No’ to NATO
New Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s move to ban Ukraine from becoming a member of NATO is not without a base of public support.
Indonesia: The Obama Effect
President Barack Obama’s popularity has transformed America’s image in Indonesia. However, the world’s largest predominantly Muslim country is an outlier in the Muslim world, where opinions of the U.S. remain mostly negative.
Reviving America’s Global Image
In a briefing for a congressional subcommittee, Andrew Kohut describes the rise of anti-Americanism over the last decade, its sharp decline after Obama’s election and the reasons why this improving trend may be fragile.
Mixed Views of Hamas and Hezbollah in Largely Muslim Nations
Little Enthusiasm for Many Muslim Leaders
The Post-Communist Generation in the Former Eastern Bloc
Members of the post-communist generation offer much more positive evaluations of the political and economic changes their countries have undergone over the past two decades than do those who were adults when communism collapsed.
Ukraine’s National Election – a Problem of Democracy?
Economy, Poor Leadership, Corruption Key
Widespread Anti-Immigrant Sentiment in Italy
More than 1,000 immigrants have been evacuated from southern Italy after a recent wave of violence against African farm workers. Surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project find that anti-immigrant sentiment is widespread
Little Support for Terrorism Among Muslim Americans
Recent events have raised questions about the threat of homegrown terrorism in the U.S., but survey results show that Muslim Americans overwhelmingly reject extremism.
Negative Views of U.S. Unchanged in Turkey
But Some Signs of Improvement
Global Warming Seen as a Major Problem Around the World Less Concern in the U.S., China and Russia
Less Concern in the U.S., China and Russia