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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  • World Remains Glum about Economic Prospects

    • September 19, 2014

    Six years since the beginning of the Great Recession and publics around the world remain glum about the state of their economy and prospects for an economic recovery. In most nations, people say their country is heading in the wrong direction and most voice the view that economic conditions are bad. Read More

  • Faith and Skepticism about Trade, Foreign Investment

    • September 16, 2014

    Developing countries provide the strongest support for international trade and foreign investment, while people in many advanced economies are skeptical. Americans are among the least likely to hold a positive view of the impact of trade on jobs and wages. Read More

  • Developing Countries Most Satisfied with Economy

    • September 9, 2014

    Six years after the beginning of the Great Recession, amid an uneven global economic recovery, publics around the world remain glum. A global median of 60% see their country’s economy performing poorly. Read More

  • Global Public Downbeat about Economy

    • September 9, 2014

    Six years after the beginning of the Great Recession, amid an uneven global economic recovery, publics around the world remain glum. In most nations, people say their country is heading in the wrong direction and most voice the view that economic conditions are bad, Read More

  • Origins and Destinations of the World’s Migrants, from 1990-2013

    • September 2, 2014

    Explore origin and destination totals of migrants from 233 countries between 1990 and 2013. Read More