Pew Research CenterJune 20, 2016

As Elections Near, Most Australians Trust Turnbull’s Handling of World Affairs

As elections near, Australians show robust support for their prime minister’s dealings in international affairs. But many are frustrated with his handling of the refugee issue, climate change and the economy.

Pew Research CenterJune 20, 2016

Methodology

About the Pew Research Center’s Spring 2016 Global Attitudes Survey Results for the survey are based on telephone and face-to-face interviews conducted under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International. The results are based on national samples, unless otherwise noted. More details about our international survey methodology and country-specific sample designs are available on […]

Pew Research CenterJune 20, 2016

Acknowledgements

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Jacob Poushter, Senior Researcher Richard Wike, Director, Global Attitudes Research James Bell, Vice President, Global Strategy Danielle Cuddington, Research Assistant Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research Gijs van Houten, Research Methodologist Michael Keegan, Information Graphics Designer David Kent, Copy Editor Dorothy […]

Pew Research CenterJune 13, 2016

Acknowledgments

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Bruce Stokes, Director, Global Economic Attitudes Richard Wike, Director, Global Attitudes Research Jacob Poushter, Senior Researcher James Bell, Vice President, Global Strategy Danielle Cuddington, Research Assistant Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research Gijs van Houten, Research Methodologist Michael Keegan, Information […]

Pew Research CenterJune 13, 2016

Methodology

About the Pew Research Center’s Spring 2016 Global Attitudes Survey Results for the survey are based on telephone and face-to-face interviews conducted under the direction of TNS BMRB and Princeton Survey Research Associates International. The results are based on national samples, unless otherwise noted. More details about our international survey methodology and country-specific sample designs […]

Pew Research CenterJune 13, 2016

4. Europeans wary of hard power

Europeans overall appear reluctant to support the use of hard power in international affairs. There is little backing for boosting defense spending and, despite overwhelming concern about the threat posed by ISIS, many believe that relying too much on military force to defeat terrorism only creates hatred that can lead to more terrorism. Median spending […]

Pew Research CenterJune 13, 2016

3. Europeans disagree on promoting human rights, moderate support for development aid

Previous Pew Research Center surveys have found broad support for democratic principles in Europe, but the latest poll reveals less consensus on promoting human rights in the international arena. Among the 10 European nations surveyed, there are only four in which half or more say human rights should be a top priority for their country’s […]

Pew Research CenterJune 13, 2016

2. Europeans question global engagement

Some Europeans are experiencing a crisis of confidence about their nations’ role in the world. Among countries surveyed, only in Germany and Poland do a majority or plurality (62% and 45% respectively) believe their country plays a more important role in the world today compared with 10 years ago. The Dutch (45%) and Swedes (43%) […]

Pew Research CenterJune 13, 2016

1. Europeans see ISIS, climate change as most serious threats

Among the myriad threats that Europe faces in 2016, the scourge of ISIS registers most strongly. In fact, ISIS is either tied or seen as the greatest threat in nine of the 10 European countries surveyed. But it is not the only high-profile threat felt in Europe. More than half in all European countries surveyed […]

Pew Research CenterJune 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.

Pew Research CenterJune 7, 2016

Methodology

About the Pew Research Center’s Spring 2016 Global Attitudes Survey Results for the survey are based on telephone and face-to-face interviews conducted under the direction of TNS BMRB. The results are based on national samples, unless otherwise noted. More details about our international survey methodology and country-specific sample designs are available on our website. For […]

Pew Research CenterJune 7, 2016

Acknowledgments

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Bruce Stokes, Director, Global Economic Attitudes James Bell, Vice President, Global Strategy Danielle Cuddington, Research Assistant Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research Gijs van Houten, Research Methodologist Michael Keegan, Information Graphics Designer David Kent, Copy Editor Dorothy Manevich, Research Assistant Travis […]

Pew Research CenterJune 7, 2016

Euroskepticism Beyond Brexit

There is significant opposition in key European countries to an ever closer EU.

Pew Research CenterDecember 3, 2015

Wide Ideological Divides on Most Major Issues as Venezuela’s Elections Near

As elections near, Venezuelans are down on President Nicolás Maduro and Hugo Chávez’s legacy, but wide ideological splits point to a nation divided. Overall, most are dissatisfied with the direction of the country.

Pew Research CenterOctober 15, 2015

Deep Divisions in Turkey as Election Nears

Turks are split on whether their democratic system is working, and views of Erdogan are at their lowest since 2012. But they still prefer a democratic form of government over a strong leader to guide their country.

Pew Research CenterOctober 6, 2015

Canadians Satisfied with U.S. Relationship

Canadians have positive views of the U.S. and are generally satisfied with their relationship. But they disagree on whether to build the Keystone XL pipeline, with more Canadians opposed to the project compared with Americans.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 17, 2015

The Modi Bounce

Indians give high marks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and his appeal is a driving force behind their positive mood. Indians approve of the way Modi is handling a variety of issues, such as access to clean toilets, unemployment and terrorism.

Pew Research CenterSeptember 16, 2015

Health Care, Education Are Top Priorities in Sub-Saharan Africa

As the United Nations prepares to ratify new global development goals, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that people in major sub-Saharan African nations are feeling more optimistic about the future than many others around the world. Having experienced relatively high rates of economic growth in recent years, African publics are more likely than […]

Pew Research CenterSeptember 2, 2015

How Asia-Pacific Publics See Each Other and Their National Leaders

Despite historical and territorial frictions, people in Asia-Pacific countries tend to view their neighbors in a positive light. But they express limited confidence in the region’s most prominent national leaders.

Pew Research CenterAugust 27, 2015

Declining Ratings for Mexico’s Peña Nieto

Three years after being elected president, Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto is increasingly unpopular, and his ratings on specific issues, such as education, corruption and fighting drugs and crime, have dropped sharply.

Pew Research CenterAugust 5, 2015

Russia, Putin Held in Low Regard around the World

Outside its own borders, neither Russia nor its president, Vladimir Putin, receives much respect or support, with a median of only 30% across 39 nations surveyed seeing Russia favorably.

Pew Research CenterJuly 21, 2015

Latin Americans Approve of U.S. Re-establishing Diplomatic Ties with Cuba

While Latin Americans approve of the U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba, they hold mixed views on Cuba overall and have little confidence in Raul Castro.

Pew Research CenterJune 18, 2015

Iran’s Global Image Mostly Negative

Majorities or pluralities in 31 of 40 countries surveyed hold an unfavorable opinion of the Islamic Republic. And in several Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and Asia, ratings have declined considerably in recent years.

Pew Research CenterJune 10, 2015

NATO Publics Blame Russia for Ukrainian Crisis, but Reluctant to Provide Military Aid

Publics of key NATO member nations blame Russia for the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, but few support sending arms to Ukraine. And half of Russians see NATO as a military threat, while Ukrainians favor joining NATO.

Pew Research CenterJune 2, 2015

Faith in European Project Reviving

In the wake of the euro currency crisis, public support for the EU and the belief that European economic integration was good for one’s country had declined precipitously across Europe, reaching a low point in 2013. But in 2015, favorable views of the EU and faith in the efficacy of creating a single market are generally rebounding in major EU member states.

Pew Research CenterDecember 18, 2014

Many in Emerging and Developing Nations Disconnected from Politics

In recent years, high-profile protest movements have erupted in several emerging and developing countries, roiling, and sometimes overturning, the political status quo in Tunisia, Egypt, Turkey, Ukraine, Brazil, Thailand and other nations. Millions have demonstrated, and activists have pioneered new forms of online engagement.

Pew Research CenterOctober 15, 2014

Tunisian Confidence in Democracy Wanes

With parliamentary elections approaching later this month, Tunisian support for democracy has declined steeply since the early days of the Arab Spring. Just 48% of Tunisians now say democracy is preferable to other kinds of government, down from 63% in a 2012 poll conducted only months after a popular uprising removed longtime dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from office.

Pew Research CenterAugust 27, 2014

A Less Gloomy Mood in Pakistan

Most Pakistanis remain unhappy with the country’s direction, but the public mood is more positive than it has been in recent years. The share saying the economy is in good shape has doubled since last year, and nearly two-thirds view Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif favorably.

Pew Research CenterAugust 26, 2014

Mexican President Peña Nieto’s Ratings Slip with Economic Reform

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has been praised internationally for his ambitious reforms of everything from the energy sector to education to telecommunications, but a new Pew Research Center survey in Mexico finds that domestically his positive image is faltering and a key component of his political agenda – economic reform – is decidedly unpopular.

Pew Research CenterJuly 14, 2014

Global Opposition to U.S. Surveillance and Drones, but Limited Harm to America’s Image

Revelations about the scope of American electronic surveillance efforts have generated headlines around the world. A new Pew Research Center survey finds widespread decline in the view that the U.S. respects the personal freedoms of its people. But in most countries there is little evidence this opposition has severely harmed America’s overall image.