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. Over 450,000 interviews in 64 countries have been conducted as part of Global Attitudes' research.

Survey ReportsDecember 20, 2011

Global Digital Communication: Texting, Social Networking Popular Worldwide

Usage Differs by Age and Education

Survey ReportsDecember 5, 2011

Confidence in Democracy and Capitalism Wanes in Former Soviet Union

Two decades after the Soviet Union’s collapse, Russians, Ukrainians, and Lithuanians are unhappy with the direction of their countries and disillusioned with the state of their politics. Enthusiasm for democracy and capitalism has waned considerably over the past 20 years, and most believe the changes that have taken place since 1991 have had a […]

Survey ReportsNovember 17, 2011

The American-Western European Values Gap

American Exceptionalism Subsides

Survey ReportsAugust 31, 2011

Crime and Drug Cartels Top Concerns in Mexico

Fewer Than Half See Progress in Drug War

Survey ReportsAugust 23, 2011

Americans Want More Pressure on Students, the Chinese Want Less

The Parenting Gap: U.S. Versus China

Survey ReportsJuly 21, 2011

Muslim-Western Tensions Persist

Common Concerns About Islamic Extremism

Survey ReportsJuly 13, 2011

China Seen Overtaking U.S. as Global Superpower

The United States continues to receive positive ratings in much of the world, but it faces the new challenge of doubts about its superpower status. Publics around the world increasingly believe that China either will replace or already has replaced the U.S. as the world’s leading superpower.

Survey ReportsJune 21, 2011

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

America’s image among Pakistanis remains poor, and most disapprove of the U.S. raid that killed bin Laden. Extremist groups also remain unpopular, although support for using the Pakistani military against extremists has waned. Most name India as the top threat to Pakistan. Overall, the public mood in Pakistan is grim – 92% are dissatisfied with the country’s direction.

Survey ReportsJune 7, 2011

On Eve of Elections, a More Upbeat Mood in Turkey

PM Erdogan Gets High Marks for Foreign Policy

Survey ReportsJune 1, 2011

Japanese Resilient, but See Economic Challenges Ahead

U.S. Applauded for Relief Efforts

Survey ReportsMay 17, 2011

Arab Spring Fails to Improve U.S. Image

Obama’s Challenge in the Muslim World

Survey ReportsMay 2, 2011

Osama bin Laden Largely Discredited Among Muslim Publics in Recent Years

al Qaeda Too

Survey ReportsApril 25, 2011

Egyptians Embrace Revolt Leaders, Religious Parties and Military, As Well

U.S. Wins No Friends, End of Treaty With Israel Sought