CommentaryJuly 20, 2017

New Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Leadership

Almost seven months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the president is losing “bigly” on the world stage. According to polling by the Pew Research Centre, belief in the US’ ability to lead in world affairs is at an all time low.

MultimediaJuly 14, 2017

Post-Brexit, Europeans More Positive About the EU, But Want Own Referendum on Membership

Bruce Stokes, director of global economic attitudes, presented Pew Research Center findings on European attitudes toward the European Union (EU) in Brussels, Paris, Warsaw, Berlin and London.

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.

MultimediaJune 28, 2017

America’s Global Image

On June 27, 2017, Richard Wike, director of global attitudes research, presented new Pew Research Center findings on global views of the United States at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

InteractiveJune 26, 2017

Build your own chart: Tracking U.S. favorability and confidence in the U.S. president, 2002 to 2017

Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes survey has been tracking global opinions of the United States and its president since 2002.

Pew Research CenterJune 26, 2017

Build your own chart: Tracking U.S. favorability and confidence in the U.S. president, 2002 to 2017

Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes survey has been tracking global opinions of the United States and its president since 2002. A new report finds that, since Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, the world’s views of the U.S. and its president have shifted dramatically downward from where they were at the end of Barack Obama’s […]

Survey ReportsJune 26, 2017

U.S. Image Suffers as Publics Around World Question Trump’s Leadership

President Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations.

CommentaryJune 26, 2017

The EU Is Alive and Well, But the Referendums Are Coming

The resounding June 18 victory of the pro-European Union En Marche party in the French National Assembly elections suggests, to paraphrase Mark Twain, that reports of the imminent death of the EU were premature.

Survey ReportsJune 20, 2017

Russians Remain Confident in Putin’s Global Leadership

A majority of Russians say their country has improved its international standing, and many are confident in Putin’s handling of global issues. Economic views are mixed and corruption remains a concern.

InteractiveJune 19, 2017

Origins and destinations of European Union migrants within the EU

As of 2015, nearly 20 million people, or about 4% of the EU’s birth population, lived in a European country in which they were not born.

Pew Research CenterJune 19, 2017

Origins and destinations of European Union migrants within the EU

Citizens of European Union countries have the right to move between EU countries. As of 2015, nearly 20 million people, or about 4% of the EU’s birth population, lived in a European country in which they were not born. EU countries with the highest number of migrants from other EU countries include Germany (5.3 million), […]

Survey ReportsJune 15, 2017

Post-Brexit, Europeans More Favorable Toward EU

While few citizens in Europe want their country to leave the EU, many would support a vote on their country’s EU membership. Frustrations remain over Brussels’ handling of economic and refugee issues.

Multi-section ReportsJune 8, 2017

The Digital Footprint of Europe’s Refugees

An analysis of online searches in 2015 and 2016 opens a window into the path and timing of migrant flows from Middle East to Europe.

CommentaryJune 7, 2017

Do British Voters Regret Brexit Enough to Dump Theresa May?

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that 48 percent in Britain think exiting the EU will be bad for their country, compared with 44 percent who say Brexit will benefit their nation.

MultimediaJune 6, 2017

Views of the Economy Among the Public and OECD Thought Leaders

Key findings on the current and future state of the global economy from a Pew Research Center survey of OECD Forum attendees.

Survey ReportsJune 5, 2017

Global Publics More Upbeat About the Economy

Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, economic spirits are reviving around the world. But many are pessimistic about the next generation’s financial future.

Survey ReportsJune 1, 2017

British Divided on Brexit Impact as New Elections Loom

Ahead of the June 8th general election, the British public is split on Brexit’s consequences and unsure of how much to trust their national government.

Survey ReportsMay 23, 2017

NATO’s Image Improves on Both Sides of Atlantic

Views of the security alliance have grown more positive in North America and Europe, but there are sharp political and partisan differences.

CommentaryApril 27, 2017

Americans want sanctions against North Korea. What will Trump do?

When Congress reconvenes next week, North Korea and China will be near the top of the Washington policy agenda, if not the legislative calendar.

CommentaryApril 25, 2017

Frustrations and expectations in sub-Saharan Africa

When asked about the most pressing problems in their countries, people in sub-Saharan Africa often recite a familiar list of challenges: poverty, health care, education, corruption, and other difficult issues.

MultimediaApril 24, 2017

Are you middle class in Western Europe?

A Pew Research Center analysis of income data from 11 Western European countries finds considerable differences in the fortunes of the middle classes in those countries.

Multi-section ReportsApril 24, 2017

Middle Class Fortunes in Western Europe

From 1991 to 2010, the middle class expands in France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, but, as in the United States, shrinks in Germany, Italy and Spain

Pew Research CenterApril 24, 2017

European Middle Class Calculator

CommentaryApril 6, 2017

Americans’ fear of China ebbs in the age of Trump

Ahead of that ‘difficult’ Xi summit, Americans’ worries about U.S. debt, job losses and trade imbalances have eased, and their overall opinion of China has grown more positive.

Survey ReportsApril 4, 2017

Americans’ Views of China Improve as Economic Concerns Ease

Today, 44% of Americans have a favorable opinion of China, up from 2016. Yet, concerns about Chinese cyberattacks have risen and most Americans back using force to defend Asian allies against China

CommentaryMarch 30, 2017

The Politics of Belonging

The tide of people moving across the world as immigrants or refugees has sparked concern in the developed world – from the United States to Europe to Australia.

MultimediaMarch 24, 2017

Thought Leader Survey: Issues Impacting the Transatlantic Relationship

Key findings on issues affecting the transatlantic relationship from a Pew Research Center survey of thought leaders.

CommentaryFebruary 14, 2017

In light of Trump’s travel ban, do you have to be Christian to be a true American?

The White House claims that an executive order temporarily closing U.S. borders to refugees and others from seven predominantly Muslim countries is about national security, not religion. Critics claim the order amounts to a ban on Muslims.

CommentaryFebruary 9, 2017

Refugees in the Mind of the West

The Trump administration’s executive order was a reminder that immigration has been a hotly contested issue in American politics at various times in both the 19th and 20th centuries.

Survey ReportsFebruary 1, 2017

What It Takes to Truly Be ‘One of Us’

In a number of countries, people place a low premium on the importance of being native born to national identity. However, many
say speaking the dominant language and sharing customs is important to “truly” be considered a national.