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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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January 26, 2022 Republicans and Democrats alike view Russia more as a competitor than an enemy of the U.S.  

Amid tensions over a possible military invasion of Ukraine, Republicans and Democrats are largely in agreement about the threats posed by Russia.

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December 16, 2021 Younger Americans still more likely than older adults to say there are other countries better than the U.S.

Young people in the United States express far more skeptical views of America’s global standing than older adults.

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December 7, 2021 Global Public Opinion in an Era of Democratic Anxiety

As democratic nations have wrestled with economic, social and geopolitical upheaval in recent years, the future of liberal democracy has come into question. Our international surveys reveal key insights into how citizens think about democratic governance.

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December 6, 2021 Amid pandemic, international student enrollment at U.S. universities fell 15% in the 2020-21 school year

Fewer than 1 million foreign students enrolled for either online or in-person classes at U.S. universities in the 2020-21 school year.

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November 22, 2021 U.S.-German Relations on the Mend as New Leadership Takes Hold

Germans and Americans have both become more skeptical of China.

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November 18, 2021 What Makes Life Meaningful? Views From 17 Advanced Economies

Family is preeminent for most publics but work, material well-being and health also play a key role.

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November 2, 2021 Most people in advanced economies think their own government respects personal freedoms

Most people view their own government’s record on personal freedoms more favorably than they do when it comes to the U.S. and especially China.

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