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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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April 2, 2024 Rising Numbers of Americans Say Jews and Muslims Face a Lot of Discrimination

40% of U.S. adults say there’s a lot of discrimination against Jews in society, and 44% say there’s a lot of discrimination against Muslims.

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April 2, 2024 Younger Americans stand out in their views of the Israel-Hamas war

33% of adults under 30 say their sympathies lie either entirely or mostly with the Palestinian people, while 14% say their sympathies lie with the Israeli people.

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April 2, 2024 How U.S. Muslims are experiencing the Israel-Hamas war

Seven-in-ten Muslim Americans say they think discrimination against Muslims has risen in the United States since the Israel-Hamas war began.

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April 2, 2024 How U.S. Jews are experiencing the Israel-Hamas war

Nine-in-ten American Jews say they think discrimination against Jews has risen in the United States since the Israel-Hamas war began.

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March 21, 2024 As obesity rates rise in the U.S. and worldwide, new weight-loss drugs surge in popularity

Last year, Ozempic, Rybelsus and Wegovy had combined sales of about $21.1 billion globally – up 89% since 2022.

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March 21, 2024 Majority in U.S. Say Israel Has Valid Reasons for Fighting; Fewer Say the Same About Hamas

57% of Americans express some sympathy with both Israelis and Palestinians, including 26% who say their sympathies lie equally with both groups.

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March 18, 2024 Many in East Asia say men and women make equally good leaders, despite few female heads of government

When Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen's term ends in May, only one woman will serve as head of government anywhere in Asia, excluding the Pacific Islands.

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March 13, 2024 How People in 24 Countries Think Democracy Can Improve

We asked over 30,000 people what would help democracy work better in their country. Key themes in their responses were addressing basic needs and improving or rebuilding the political system.

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