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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  • Beware the Malaise

    • March 6, 2015

    To paraphrase Leo Tolstoy, all unhappy people are unhappy in their own way. And their unhappiness does not necessarily mean they have the will or the wherewithal to pursue regime change. But there’s a worrying trend that threatens to roil nations on the brink of instability. Read More

  • Asian youth feel happy and helpless

    • March 4, 2015

    The future belongs to the young. This is especially evident in parts of Asia. How young Asians see the world, their own futures and those of their countries often differs from the attitudes of their elders. Their differing views may go a long way toward determining their fate, that of their nations and of Asia. Read More

  • Europe’s Kids Are Moody and Depressed

    • February 23, 2015

    The future belongs to the young. So how the next generation feels and thinks matters to people of all ages. As much as baby boomers may lament it, it is millennials — those coming of age in this new century — who will shape the world’s economic and geopolitical destiny for years to come. Read More

  • Young Brits Are Pro-EU, But Will They Vote?

    • February 16, 2015

    Four decades after the 1975 referendum in which the British electorate voted by a two-to-one majority to join the EU’s predecessor, the European Economic Community, Britain’s relationship with the Continent remains a divisive issue in UK politics. Read More

  • Discontent with Politics Common in Many Emerging and Developing Nations

    • February 12, 2015

    People in emerging and developing countries around the world are on balance unhappy with the way their political systems are working. Read More