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 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 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.

MultimediaJuly 26, 2018

How has populism disrupted the left-right divide in Western Europe?

Director of Global Attitudes Research Richard Wike presented findings addressing the question of “How has populism disrupted the left-right divide in Western Europe?”

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.

CommentaryMay 29, 2018

Why Europeans Turned Against Trump

Special to The Atlantic With the Trump administration’s recent withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, the already rocky relationship between the United States and its European allies has become even more tenuous. For many Europeans, Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran accord crystallizes what they dislike about his approach to […]

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

CommentaryJanuary 23, 2017

A U.S. dream, or nightmare, for Europeans?

“America,” wrote Hannah Arendt in 1954, “has been both the dream and the nightmare of Europe.”

CommentaryNovember 16, 2016

Voters are fed up with politicians. But that doesn’t mean they’ve given up on democracy

Governments seem to be getting poor reviews around much of the globe. In Western and non-Western nations, in the Global South and the Global North, disillusionment with politicians is widespread.

Survey ReportsNovember 14, 2016

In Key African Nations, Widespread Discontent With Economy, Corruption

Many people in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are concerned about their countries’ political and economic systems. Yet, there is considerable optimism about the future.

Survey ReportsOctober 24, 2016

Even in Era of Disillusionment, Many Around the World Say Ordinary Citizens Can Influence Government

A nine-country survey on the strengths and limitations of civic engagement illustrates, there is a common perception that government is run for the benefit of the few, rather than the many.

Survey ReportsOctober 5, 2016

Chinese Public Sees More Powerful Role in World, Names U.S. as Top Threat

The Chinese people recognize their country’s growing prominence in Asia and the world. However, concern remains over corruption and other domestic issues.

Survey ReportsJuly 11, 2016

Europeans Fear Wave of Refugees Will Mean More Terrorism, Fewer Jobs

The refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism are very much related in the minds of many Europeans. Across the EU there are also sharp ideological divides on views about minorities, diversity and national identity.

CommentaryJuly 10, 2016

Europe still has love for America

Rising public anger and spread of populism around the Continent has not resulted in return of anti-Americanism.

Survey ReportsJune 29, 2016

As Obama Years Draw to Close, President and U.S. Seen Favorably in Europe and Asia

As he nears the end of his presidency, Barack Obama continues to enjoy a broad degree of international popularity.

Survey ReportsJune 13, 2016

Europeans Face the World Divided

Many favor looking inward to focus on domestic issues, while others question whether commitments to allies should take precedence over national interests.

CommentaryJune 13, 2016

As Censorship Spreads Globally, Americans Stand Out for Support of Free Expression

Germany is far from the only country currently drawing ire from free speech advocates. Globally, threats to free speech are on the rise.

Survey ReportsNovember 18, 2015

Global Support for Principle of Free Expression, but Opposition to Some Forms of Speech

Although many observers have documented a global decline in democratic rights in recent years, people around the world nonetheless embrace fundamental democratic values, including free expression. A new Pew Research Center survey finds that majorities in nearly all 38 nations polled say it is at least somewhat important to live in a country with free […]

Survey ReportsNovember 5, 2015

Global Concern about Climate Change, Broad Support for Limiting Emissions

A global median of 54% consider climate change a very serious problem. But there are regional differences on the issues, with the U.S. and China among the least concerned.