Survey ReportsOctober 17, 2018

Many Around the World Are Disengaged From Politics

Aside from voting, relatively few people take part in other forms of political and civic participation. But a 14-country survey finds that some could be motivated to participate on issues like health care, poverty and education.

Survey ReportsOctober 9, 2018

Internet Connectivity Seen as Having Positive Impact on Life in Sub-Saharan Africa

Most in the region feel positively about the role the internet plays in their countries, but long-standing digital divides between internet haves and have-nots persist.

Survey ReportsOctober 1, 2018

Trump’s International Ratings Remain Low, Especially Among Key Allies

Donald Trump’s international image remains poor, and ratings for the U.S. have declined since his election. Yet most people around the world still want the U.S., not China, as the world’s leading power.

Survey ReportsSeptember 26, 2018

Americans, Like Many in Other Advanced Economies, Not Convinced of Trade’s Benefits

People in advanced and emerging economies generally agree that growing trade and business ties with other nations are good for their country, but fewer are convinced such ties lead to more jobs, higher wages or lower prices at home.

Survey ReportsSeptember 18, 2018

A Decade After the Financial Crisis, Economic Confidence Rebounds in Many Countries

The improvement in the public’s economic mood has been dramatic in some nations, but pessimism about the future lingers, as does a sense that economic conditions were better pre-crisis.

Survey ReportsSeptember 13, 2018

In Advanced and Emerging Economies Alike, Worries About Job Automation

Average citizens around the world see a technological revolution coming in the workplace, and they are concerned. Many fear robots and computers will eliminate jobs and increase inequality.

Survey ReportsAugust 28, 2018

As Trade Tensions Rise, Fewer Americans See China Favorably

Overall, 38% of Americans have a favorable opinion of China, down slightly from 44% in 2017. Concerns about China include economic threats, cyberattacks, environmental damage and human rights.

Survey ReportsAugust 21, 2018

Russians Say Their Government Did Not Try to Influence U.S. Presidential Election

Roughly seven-in-ten Russians say their government did not try to meddle in the U.S. presidential election in 2016. However, 85% say the U.S. tries to shape the internal affairs of other countries.

Survey ReportsJuly 12, 2018

In Western Europe, Populist Parties Tap Anti-Establishment Frustration but Have Little Appeal Across Ideological Divide

Regardless of populist sentiments, people in Western Europe tend to favor parties that reflect their own ideological orientation. With regard to policy, too, ideology continues to matter.

Survey ReportsJune 19, 2018

Social Media Use Continues to Rise in Developing Countries but Plateaus Across Developed Ones

As people in advanced economies reach the upper bounds of internet penetration, the digital divide continues to narrow between wealthy and developing countries.

Survey ReportsMay 14, 2018

In Western Europe, Public Attitudes Toward News Media More Divided by Populist Views Than Left-Right Ideology

Across eight Western European countries, people with populist leanings have more negative attitudes about the news media than do those with non-populist views.

PublicationsMay 10, 2018

Number of Foreign College Students Staying and Working in U.S. After Graduation Surges

The federal Optional Practical Training program saw a 400% increase in foreign students graduating and working in STEM fields between 2008 and 2016.

PublicationsApril 24, 2018

Sub-Saharan African Immigrants in the U.S. Are Often More Educated Than Those in Top European Destinations

Sub-Saharan immigrants in the United States are also more highly educated than the U.S. native born population.

ReportMarch 22, 2018

At Least a Million Sub-Saharan Africans Moved to Europe Since 2010

International migration from sub-Saharan African countries to Europe and the U.S. has grown over the past decade. Many who live in sub-Saharan Africa say they would move to another country if they could.

Survey ReportsFebruary 28, 2018

Americans Say U.S.-German Relations Are in Good Shape, but Germans Disagree

Americans and Germans also have different views on which element of their countries’ relationship is most important – economy, defense or shared democratic values.

Survey ReportsJanuary 11, 2018

Publics Globally Want Unbiased News Coverage, but Are Divided on Whether Their News Media Deliver

A global median of 75% want their news media to be unbiased when covering political issues, yet many say the news media do a poor job of reporting on political issues fairly.

Survey ReportsDecember 11, 2017

Key Middle East Publics See Russia, Turkey and U.S. All Playing Larger Roles in Region

A median of 53% in five Middle Eastern and North African countries also see Iran playing a more important role, but fewer say Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have gained influence.

Survey ReportsDecember 5, 2017

Worldwide, People Divided on Whether Life Today Is Better Than in the Past

People in Vietnam, India and South Korea are generally positive about life today in their countries compared with 50 years ago. But in many places, like Latin America, peoples’ outlooks are more negative.

Survey ReportsNovember 15, 2017

Three Years In, Modi Remains Very Popular

Most Indians hold a favorable opinion of Narendra Modi, and many are content with the state of the economy and the country’s direction. The public is also satisfied with the way their democracy is working.

Survey ReportsNovember 7, 2017

Transatlantic Dialogues: In Europe and North America, Publics More Supportive Than Experts of Direct Democracy

Surveys of foreign policy experts and the general public reveal a division between these two groups over the role of the people’s voice in governing, as well as on the consequences of Trump’s presidency.

Survey ReportsOctober 17, 2017

Japanese Divided on Democracy’s Success at Home, but Value Voice of the People

Though Japanese are split on their democracy’s performance, most endorse representative democracy and back referenda on major policy issues.

Survey ReportsOctober 16, 2017

Globally, Broad Support for Representative and Direct Democracy

Across the world, a median of 78% say representative democracy is a good way to govern their country. Yet, pro-democracy views coexist with openness to nondemocratic forms of governance.

ReportOctober 12, 2017

U.S. Resettles Fewer Refugees, Even as Global Number of Displaced People Grows

In the last few years, the number of refugees annually resettled by the U.S. has not consistently grown in step with a worldwide refugee population that has expanded nearly 50% since 2013.

Survey ReportsOctober 3, 2017

Public Attitudes Toward Human Rights Organizations: The Case of India, Indonesia, Kenya and Mexico

Pew Research Center examined attitudes toward human rights organizations in four major emerging and developing nations: India, Indonesia, Kenya and Mexico.

Survey ReportsSeptember 21, 2017

People in the Philippines Still Favor U.S. Over China, but Gap Is Narrowing

Filipinos have positive views of the U.S. and China and their respective leaders, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. They also approve of their own leader, President Rodrigo Duterte, and his war on drugs.

PublicationsSeptember 20, 2017

Still in Limbo: About a Million Asylum Seekers Await Word on Whether They Can Call Europe Home

About half of those who applied for asylum in Europe during the refugee surge of 2015 and 2016 were still waiting to learn their fate as of the end of last year.

Survey ReportsSeptember 14, 2017

Mexican Views of the U.S. Turn Sharply Negative

Nearly two-thirds of Mexicans express a negative opinion of the U.S., more than double the share in 2015. Mexicans are dissatisfied with their country’s direction and economy, and many are concerned about crime and corruption.

Survey ReportsAugust 16, 2017

Publics Worldwide Unfavorable Toward Putin, Russia

Around the world, few people trust Putin to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. While Russia is not seen as particularly threatening in most countries, it is viewed unfavorably in many.

Survey ReportsAugust 1, 2017

Globally, People Point to ISIS and Climate Change as Leading Security Threats

People around the world identify ISIS and climate change as leading international threats. Many also name cyberattacks from other countries and the condition of the global economy as major challenges.

Survey ReportsJuly 13, 2017

Globally, More Name U.S. Than China as World’s Leading Economic Power

Across 38 nations, a median of 42% say the U.S. is the world’s leading economy, while 32% name China. But the economic balance of power has shifted in the eyes of some key U.S. allies and trading partners.