Pew Research Center conducts public opinion surveys around the world on a broad array of subjects ranging from people’s assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day. Nearly 450,000 interviews in 64 countries have been conducted as part of Global Attitudes' research.
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
More than seven-in-ten Indians have confidence in Barack Obama and about two-thirds express a favorable opinion of the U.S. Indians are also upbeat about their country’s economic situation and its role in world affairs. Still, most say India faces major challenges, including crime and corruption. And there are widespread concerns about Pakistan and extremist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba.
Brazilians Upbeat About Their Country, Despite Its Problems
Most See Brazil as Rising Power
Turks Downbeat About Their Institutions
Even Military Less Well-Regarded
Mexicans Continue Support for Drug War
Sense of Progress and Support for U.S. Involvement Decline
Concern About Extremist Threat Slips in Pakistan
Overwhelmingly, Pakistanis see terrorism as a major problem in their country and most have negative views of the Taliban and al Qaeda, but they have become less concerned over the last year that extremists will take over Pakistan. Meanwhile, Pakistanis continue to express serious concerns about the U.S. and their longtime rival India.
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
As the global economy begins to rebound from the great recession, people around the world remain deeply concerned with the way things are going in their countries. Less than a third of the publics in most nations say they are satisfied with national conditions, as overwhelming numbers say their economies are in bad shape. […]
Mixed Views of Hamas and Hezbollah in Largely Muslim Nations
Little Enthusiasm for Many Muslim Leaders