Across countries, large demographic divides in how often people use the internet and social media for news
People in 38 countries were asked how often they use the internet – as well as how often they use social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and other sites – to get news.
News media rated highest for covering important issues, lowest for reporting on politics fairly
Explore the data on how publics across 38 countries think their news media are doing on issues like reporting the news accurately.
Publics Globally Want Unbiased News Coverage, but Are Divided on Whether Their News Media Deliver
Deep political divides in many nations on satisfaction with news media; greatest is in the U.S.
Strongman Modi Chimes With Voters but Seen as Soft on Pakistan
Local election victories reflect prime minister's nationwide appeal
Taking the Measure of America’s Powers of Attraction
America’s much-vaunted soft power, which has long been touted as an antidote to its oft-criticized “hard power” image, is actually enhanced more by pop-culture exports than by its reputation for protecting civil liberties or its ideas about democracy.
U.S. Adults Worry About Global Regard for Their Nation
A polarized electorate and alarming policy reversals reduce confidence at home and abroad in U.S. global leadership
Key Middle East Publics See Russia, Turkey and U.S. All Playing Larger Roles in Region
Most do not expect Syrian war to end in 2018
Worldwide, People Divided on Whether Life Today Is Better Than in the Past
Current economic conditions a key factor in assessing progress
Facts on Foreign Students in the U.S.
The U.S. has more foreign students enrolled in its colleges and universities than any other country in the world. Much of the growth in foreign students has happened since the start of the Great Recession.
Three Years In, Modi Remains Very Popular
Broad public satisfaction with economy; declining support for U.S.
Transatlantic Dialogues: In Europe and North America, Publics More Supportive Than Experts of Direct Democracy
Experts share public’s concern about international threats, worry more about transatlantic relations in Trump era
Where have refugees settled in the U.S.?
This interactive tool displays the top nationality of refugees resettled across each state between fiscal 2002 and 2017.
Explore global opinions on political systems by country
Many people around the world say representative democracy is a good way to run their country. Use the interactive to explore findings on global views of political systems.
Japanese Divided on Democracy’s Success at Home, but Value Voice of the People
Public sees threats abroad amid declining views of U.S.
Globally, Broad Support for Representative and Direct Democracy
But many also endorse nondemocratic alternatives
U.S. Resettles Fewer Refugees, Even as Global Number of Displaced People Grows
Break with past responses to global refugee surges
Public Attitudes Toward Human Rights Organizations: The Case of India, Indonesia, Kenya and Mexico
Favorable views predominate; most say helping poor should be top priority
Global Attitudes Toward China and the U.S.
Richard Wike, Director of Global Attitudes Research, presented Pew Research Center findings on America’s global image, views about China and the global balance of power.
People in the Philippines Still Favor U.S. Over China, but Gap Is Narrowing
Duterte and his war on drugs are seen positively by most Filipinos
Explore the status of Europe's 2015-16 asylum seekers
About half of those who applied for asylum in Europe during the refugee surge of 2015 and 2016 were still waiting to learn their fate as of the end of last year.
Still in Limbo: About a Million Asylum Seekers Await Word on Whether They Can Call Europe Home
About half of Europe's 2015-16 asylum applicants had decisions still pending at end of 2016
Mexican Views of the U.S. Turn Sharply Negative
Widespread dissatisfaction with economy and political leaders
Publics Worldwide Unfavorable Toward Putin, Russia
But few see Russian power and influence as a major threat
Global Confidence in the United States Is Shaken
Though just six months old, Donald Trump’s presidency has already had a major impact on how the world views the United States.
Greatest Threats Around the World
People around the world identify ISIS and climate change as the leading international threats. Many also name cyberattacks from other countries and the condition of the global economy as major challenges.
Globally, People Point to ISIS and Climate Change as Leading Security Threats
Concern about cyberattacks, world economy also widespread
New Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Leadership
Almost seven months into Donald Trump’s presidency, the president is losing “bigly” on the world stage. According to polling by the Pew Research Centre, belief in the US’ ability to lead in world affairs is at an all time low.
Post-Brexit, Europeans More Positive About the EU, But Want Own Referendum on Membership
Bruce Stokes, director of global economic attitudes, presented Pew Research Center findings on European attitudes toward the European Union (EU) in Brussels, Paris, Warsaw, Berlin and London.
Globally, More Name U.S. Than China as World’s Leading Economic Power
But balance shifts in eyes of some key U.S. trading partners and allies
America’s Global Image
On June 27, 2017, Richard Wike, director of global attitudes research, presented new Pew Research Center findings on global views of the United States at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.