International understanding is increasingly important as the global marketplace grows, economies and financial systems become interconnected, and the rapid movement of ideas and trends through social media brings the world closer together. Pew works across the globe to conduct public opinion surveys on a broad array of subjects ranging from people’s assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day. This work includes numerous major reports on topics such as attitudes toward American foreign policy, globalization, terrorism, and democracy.

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  • Torture Report’s Impact on U.S. Image in Europe May Be Muted

    • January 22, 2015

    With Europe reeling from the recent killings in France by Islamic extremists, it remains to be seen whether European objections to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s recently disclosed harsh interrogation practices will impede closer U.S.-European intelligence collaboration. Read More

  • Obama Faces Mixed Message From American Public

    • January 21, 2015

    As the immediate Republican reaction to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address demonstrates, expectations of bipartisan cooperation exist against a backdrop of continuing partisan gridlock in the United States, raising questions about the future course of U.S. foreign policy. Read More

  • Talking to a House Divided

    • January 20, 2015

    Americans support strategic and economic engagement with the rest of the world, but within limits, and they remain divided on many of these issues along partisan lines, whatever their party leaders in Washington say. Read More

  • Many in Emerging and Developing Nations Disconnected from Politics

    • December 18, 2014

    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. Read More

  • Pope Francis’ Image Positive in Much of World

    • December 11, 2014

    Pope Francis, leader of the world’s nearly 1.1 billion Catholics, enjoys broad support across much of the world: a median of 60% across 43 nations have a favorable view of him. Only 11% see the pope unfavorably, and 28% give no rating. Read More