Multi-section ReportsOctober 31, 2016

Japanese Back Global Engagement Despite Concern About Domestic Economy

Despite souring public sentiment about their domestic economy and some concern about Japan’s declining role on the world stage, the Japanese are outward looking.

Multi-section 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.

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 19, 2016

India and Modi: The Honeymoon Continues

The Indian public sees Prime Minister Narendra Modi favorably and India’s role in the world expanding, but there is a growing partisan divide on Modi’s record.

PublicationsJune 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.

Multi-section 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.

Multi-section ReportsJune 7, 2016

Euroskepticism Beyond Brexit

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

PublicationsDecember 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.

PublicationsOctober 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.

PublicationsOctober 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.

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 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.

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 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 […]

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 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.

Multi-section ReportsAugust 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.

Multi-section ReportsAugust 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.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 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.

Multi-section ReportsJune 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.

Multi-section ReportsJune 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.

Multi-section ReportsJune 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.

Multi-section ReportsDecember 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.

Multi-section ReportsOctober 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.

Multi-section ReportsAugust 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.

Multi-section ReportsAugust 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.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 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.

Multi-section ReportsMarch 31, 2014

Indians Reflect on Their Country & the World

On the eve of an election for the Lok Sabha, India’s national parliament, Indians are disgruntled about the state of their nation, deeply worried about a range of problems facing their society and supportive of new leadership in New Delhi

CommentaryMarch 21, 2014

Turkey’s Twitter Block and Global Internet Freedom

Vladimir Putin has never been a fan of a free press or open public debates, but the Ukraine crisis has provided the Kremlin with a new favorite target for cracking down even more harshly on political expression: cyberspace.

CommentaryFebruary 27, 2014

Everything’s Coming Up Modi

The Indian public would prefer Narendra Modi’s right-of-center, Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party rather than the ruling left-of-center Indian National Congress party to lead the next Indian government.

PublicationsFebruary 26, 2014

Indians Want Political Change

Multi-section ReportsSeptember 12, 2013

Tunisians Disaffected with Leaders as Conditions Worsen

In Tunisia, the euphoric Arab Spring has descended into a summer of discontent. Two years after launching the Arab Spring, setting in motion changes that have convulsed the Middle East and North Africa, worsening national conditions have soured Tunisians’ views of both their political leadership and many national institutions associated with the country’s democratic […]

CommentaryJuly 19, 2013

Is Abe ready for Japanese expectations?

Japanese voters head to the polls elect members of the upper house of Japan’s national legislature, and the ballot is shaping up as a referendum on the seven-month tenure of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 11, 2013

Japanese Public’s Mood Rebounding, Abe Highly Popular

Survey Report After more than two decades of economic turmoil and political transition in Japan, the public’s mood is showing some decided improvement. Japan now has a strongly popular political leadership, and there are indications of a growing Japanese aspiration to play a larger security role on the world stage. Public satisfaction with Japan’s direction […]