InteractiveApril 3, 2019

Remittance flows worldwide in 2017

Worldwide, an estimated $625 billion (USD) was sent by migrants to individuals in their home countries in 2017, a 7% increase from 2016, when the amount was $586 billion, according to economists at the World Bank. This increase follows two consecutive years of decline.

Survey ReportsMarch 25, 2019

A Sampling of Public Opinion in India

Optimism persists, but concerns about terrorism and Pakistan loom large

Survey ReportsMarch 19, 2019

Europeans Credit EU With Promoting Peace and Prosperity, but Say Brussels Is Out of Touch With Its Citizens

Many worried about long-term economic forecast, impact of immigration

Survey ReportsMarch 14, 2019

Around the World, More Say Immigrants Are a Strength Than a Burden

Publics divided on immigrants’ willingness to adopt host country’s customs

Sortable TableMarch 7, 2019

Compare the rates of social media platform and messaging app usage in 11 countries around the world

Facebook and WhatsApp are the most widely used social media platforms and messaging applications in 11 countries around the world.

Survey ReportsMarch 7, 2019

Mobile Connectivity in Emerging Economies

Publics see mobile phones and social media bringing certain benefits to them and their societies. But these views are paired with widespread concerns about their impact on children

Survey ReportsMarch 4, 2019

Americans and Germans Disagree on the State of Bilateral Relations, but Largely Align on Key International Issues

Germans see ties worsening as Americans remain positive

Sortable TableFebruary 10, 2019

Climate change is seen by more countries as a top international threat

More countries see climate change as a top international threat, but many people also name ISIS and cyberattacks as their top security concern.

Survey ReportsFebruary 10, 2019

Climate Change Still Seen as the Top Global Threat, but Cyberattacks a Rising Concern

Worries about ISIS and North Korea persist, as fears about American power grow

Survey ReportsFebruary 5, 2019

Smartphone Ownership Is Growing Rapidly Around the World, but Not Always Equally

In emerging economies, technology use still much more common among young people and the well-educated

InteractiveJanuary 30, 2019

International migrants by country

Explore detailed tables on the number and share of immigrants and emigrants by country.

Survey ReportsJanuary 22, 2019

Majority of U.S. Public Supports High-Skilled Immigration

But U.S. trails other economically advanced nations in share of immigrants with high skills

Survey ReportsJanuary 9, 2019

International Publics Brace for Cyberattacks on Elections, Infrastructure, National Security

Many doubt their countries are prepared for major cyber hacks

Survey ReportsDecember 6, 2018

Image of Putin, Russia Suffers Internationally

At same time, Russia seen as gaining influence on world stage

Survey ReportsNovember 12, 2018

Despite Rising Economic Confidence, Japanese See Best Days Behind Them and Say Children Face a Bleak Future

Most are dissatisfied with the nation’s democracy, politicians and elections

MultimediaOctober 25, 2018

Trust in the Digital Era

Senior Researcher Jacob Poushter presented findings on social media use around the world, international views on the future of work, and trust in technology companies among Americans at the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, DC on October 24, 2018. The event was co-hosted by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. The presentation is based on […]

CommentaryOctober 18, 2018

Liberal Democracy’s Crisis of Confidence

Special to the Journal of Democracy Liberal democracy is experiencing a crisis of confidence. Scholars and pundits may disagree about the nature and depth of the problem, but few would argue that nothing is amiss. Commentators decry an increasingly familiar list of trends, including weakening civil liberties, eroding democratic norms, rising nativism, and growing support […]

Survey ReportsOctober 17, 2018

Many Around the World Are Disengaged From Politics

But could be motivated to participate on issues like health care, poverty and education

Sortable TableOctober 9, 2018

How African countries compare with others in internet use, mobile phone ownership, smartphone ownership and social media use

This sortable table provides data for levels of internet use, cellphone ownership, smartphone ownership and social media usage from 2013 to 2017 by country, highlighting the countries surveyed in sub-Saharan Africa.

Survey ReportsOctober 9, 2018

Internet Connectivity Seen as Having Positive Impact on Life in Sub-Saharan Africa

But digital divides persist

InteractiveOctober 1, 2018

Build your own chart: Tracking U.S. favorability and confidence in the U.S. president, 2002 to 2018

Compare different countries’ opinions of the United States and its president since 2002.

Survey ReportsOctober 1, 2018

Trump’s International Ratings Remain Low, Especially Among Key Allies

Most still want U.S. as top global power, but see China on the rise

Survey ReportsSeptember 26, 2018

Americans, Like Many in Other Advanced Economies, Not Convinced of Trade’s Benefits

Emerging market publics more likely to link trade to more jobs, better wages

InteractiveSeptember 18, 2018

A decade of migration across Mediterranean to Europe's shores

Monthly number of migrant detections by sea (January 2009 to August 2018), by route

Survey ReportsSeptember 18, 2018

A Decade After the Financial Crisis, Economic Confidence Rebounds in Many Countries

But pessimism about the future lingers, as does a sense that economic conditions were better pre-crisis

Survey ReportsSeptember 13, 2018

In Advanced and Emerging Economies Alike, Worries About Job Automation

Many fear robots, computers will eliminate jobs, increase inequality

InteractiveSeptember 12, 2018

Exploring traditional and populist party support in 8 Western European countries

People in Western Europe differ in their attitudes about major political parties and on key policy issues based on their ideology and whether their views are more populist or mainstream.

Survey ReportsAugust 28, 2018

As Trade Tensions Rise, Fewer Americans See China Favorably

Concerns about China include economic threats, cyberattacks, environmental damage and human rights

Survey ReportsAugust 21, 2018

Russians Say Their Government Did Not Try to Influence U.S. Presidential Election

Most say Russia is playing an increasingly important role in world affairs

CommentaryAugust 17, 2018

‘Nativism’ and the upcoming Swedish and Bavarian elections

Special to EUObserver Swedes head to the polls in September in a national parliamentary election. Bavarians vote in October in a state election. The Swedish outcome will determine the composition of the next government in Stockholm, and the influence of the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats, currently the second-largest party. The Bavarian voting may challenge the control […]