May. 23, 2012

Chapter 5. Nationalism and Russia’s Global Image

Nationalism remains a potent sentiment among Russians today, and a plurality believe it’s natural for the country to have an empire. At the same time, the prevailing view is that Russia is more disliked than liked around the world, while nearly three-in-four say their country deserves greater respect internationally. Russian Nationalism Roughly half of Russians […]

May. 23, 2012

Russians Back Protests, Political Freedoms

A solid majority of Russians see attending protests as an opportunity to speak out about how the government is run, and more than half specifically approve of the mass demonstrations that followed the December 2011 parliamentary vote, which was marred by fraud allegations. Nonetheless, 72% of Russians voice a favorable opinion of Vladimir Putin.

Dec. 5, 2011

Confidence in Democracy and Capitalism Wanes in Former Soviet Union

Two decades after the Soviet Union’s collapse, Russians, Ukrainians, and Lithuanians are unhappy with the direction of their countries and disillusioned with the state of their politics. Enthusiasm for democracy and capitalism has waned considerably over the past 20 years, and most believe the changes that have taken place since 1991 have had a […]

Dec. 5, 2011

Chapter 5. Nationalism in Russia

Nationalist sentiments remain widespread in Russia, in some ways even more so than when the Soviet Union was collapsing in 1991. Half of Russians say it is a great misfortune that the Soviet Union no longer exists. Moreover, as compared with 1991, a larger percentage now says it is natural for Russia to have an […]

Nov. 2, 2009

End of Communism Cheered but Now with More Reservations

Publics of former Iron Curtain countries generally look back approvingly at the collapse of communism. Majorities in most former Soviet republics and Eastern European countries endorse the emergence of democracy and capitalism. However, the initial enthusiasm about these changes has dimmed in most of the countries surveyed.

Jan. 17, 2008

Italy’s Malaise: La Vita Non É Cosí Dolce

Italians’ Spirits Are Flagging – But Not Their Sense of Cultural Superiority

May. 9, 2006

The Problem of American Exceptionalism

Our Values and Attitudes May Be Misunderstood, But They Have Consequences on the World Scene

Feb. 24, 2004

A Global Generation Gap

Adapting to a New World

Jun. 3, 2003

Chapter 5. Nationalism, Sovereignty and Views of Global Institutions

Even as the world grows more comfortable with globalization, people continue to feel the strong pull of nationalism. This enduring sense of national identity is seen in a number of ways. There is a widespread belief among people in most nations that their culture is superior to others and that it needs protection from outside […]