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  • Global Publics Back U.S. on Fighting ISIS, but Are Critical of Post-9/11 Torture

    • June 23, 2015

    Ratings for the U.S. remain mostly positive, with a global median of 69% expressing a favorable view. Countries also express broad support for America's military efforts against ISIS, but are critical of the U.S. government's use of torture after 9/11. Read More

  • Iran’s Global Image Mostly Negative

    • June 18, 2015

    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. Read More

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

    • June 10, 2015

    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. Read More

  • 2015 EU Survey Presentation

    • June 2, 2015

    This presentation examines public opinion in six European Union countries: France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom. Read More

  • Faith in European Project Reviving

    • June 2, 2015

    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. Read More