Dec. 10, 2012

U.S.-China Economic Relations in the Wake of the U.S. Election

What does Obama’s return to the White House portend for U.S.-China economic relations? The U.S. public wants Washington to ratchet up the pressure on Beijing, but history suggests that there are geo-political constraints to doing so.

Nov. 7, 2012

Obama has a mandate. Sort of.

Obama now has a mandate to govern. But his mandate domestically, and internationally, on specific issues is far from clear.

Sep. 22, 2010

Chapter 2. Ratings of Lula and Key Groups and Institutions

An overwhelming majority of Brazilians say President Lula and the national government are having a positive effect on the way things are going in their country.  Moreover, the president’s signature social program, Bolsa Família, is well-regarded.  An overwhelming majority of Brazilians say the initiative has been good for the country. Solid majorities also describe large […]

Sep. 22, 2010

Brazilians Upbeat About Their Country, Despite Its Problems

Brazilians are relatively upbeat about the state of their country, although they still see serious challenges, including illegal drugs, crime and political corruption. And Brazilians are confident about their country’s place in the world: most say Brazil already is or will eventually be one of the world’s leading powers.

Sep. 22, 2010

Chapter 1. Views of National Conditions and the Economy

Brazilians offer mixed views about the way things are going in their country.  Most say the nation’s economy is in good shape, but concerns about illegal drugs, crime, corruption and social inequality are widespread.  Still, compared with other publics around the world, Brazilians are among the most satisfied with national conditions.  Of the other 21 […]