Sortable TableJanuary 11, 2018

Across countries, large demographic divides in how often people use the internet and social media for news

People in 38 countries were asked how often they use the internet – as well as how often they use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and other sites – to get news.

Sortable TableJanuary 11, 2018

News media rated highest for covering important issues, lowest for reporting on politics fairly

Explore the data on how publics across 38 countries think their news media are doing on issues like reporting the news accurately.

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.

Pew Research CenterJanuary 11, 2018

Across countries, large demographic divides in how often people use the internet and social media for news

People in 38 countries were asked how often they use the internet – as well as how often they use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and other sites – to get news. Specifically, they were asked whether they did each activity several times a day, once a day, several times a week, once a […]

MultimediaJanuary 3, 2018

Public Opinion Research in Sub-Saharan Africa

Pew Research Center hosted a survey methodology workshop on the opportunities and challenges of conducting public opinion research in sub-Saharan Africa to identify and discuss best practices and future directions for the field.

CommentaryDecember 23, 2017

Strongman Modi Chimes With Voters but Seen as Soft on Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP party recently scored victories in two state-level elections. A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center this past spring illustrates many of the reasons Modi was able to claim victory in both votes.

CommentaryDecember 20, 2017

Taking the Measure of America’s Powers of Attraction

America’s much-vaunted soft power, which has long been touted as an antidote to its oft-criticized “hard power” image, is actually enhanced more by pop-culture exports than by its reputation for protecting civil liberties or its ideas about democracy.

CommentaryDecember 12, 2017

U.S. Adults Worry About Global Regard for Their Nation

A polarized electorate and alarming policy reversals reduce confidence at home and abroad in U.S. global leadership

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.

PublicationsNovember 20, 2017

Facts on Foreign Students in the U.S.

The U.S. has more foreign students enrolled in its colleges and universities than any other country in the world. Much of the growth in foreign students has happened since the start of the Great Recession.

PublicationsNovember 20, 2017

Facts on Foreign Students in the U.S.

The U.S. has more foreign students enrolled in its colleges and universities than any other country in the world. Explore data about foreign students in the U.S. higher education system below, and read the accompanying blog post, “New foreign student enrollment at U.S. colleges and universities doubled since Great Recession,” for more information. The most […]

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.

PublicationsNovember 2, 2017

Where have refugees settled in the U.S.?

This interactive tool displays the top nationality of refugees resettled across each state between fiscal 2002 and 2017.

Pew Research CenterNovember 2, 2017

Where have refugees settled in the U.S.?

Refugees are resettled throughout the United States. This interactive tool displays the top nationality of refugees resettled across each state between fiscal 2002 and 2017.

InteractiveOctober 30, 2017

Explore global opinions on political systems by country

Many people around the world say representative democracy is a good way to run their country. Use the interactive to explore findings on global views of political systems.

Pew Research CenterOctober 30, 2017

Explore global opinions on political systems by country

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.

MultimediaSeptember 21, 2017

Global Attitudes Toward China and the U.S.

Richard Wike, Director of Global Attitudes Research, presented Pew Research Center findings on America’s global image, views about China and the global balance of power.

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.

InteractiveSeptember 20, 2017

Explore the status of Europe's 2015-16 asylum seekers

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.

ReportSeptember 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.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 18, 2017

Explore the status of Europe’s 2015-16 asylum seekers

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.

CommentaryAugust 8, 2017

Global Confidence in the United States Is Shaken

Though just six months old, Donald Trump’s presidency has already had a major impact on how the world views the United States.