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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.

Recent Work

December 5, 2019 China’s Economic Growth Mostly Welcomed in Emerging Markets, but Neighbors Wary of Its Influence

More countries still name the U.S. as the foremost economic power than say the same of China. And, even in nations that welcome China’s economic growth, few feel similarly about its growing military might.

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November 20, 2019 Mobile Divides in Emerging Economies

As ownership of mobile phones, especially smartphones, spreads rapidly across the globe, there are still notable numbers of people in emerging economies who don't have access to mobile phones. And even phone owners struggle with connectivity, costs and security issues.

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November 13, 2019 Europe’s Unauthorized Immigrant Population Peaks in 2016, Then Levels Off

Most live in Germany, the UK, Italy and France, and about half had arrived in Europe in recent years. Overall, these migrants account for less than 1% of Europe’s total population.

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November 8, 2019 Three decades after the fall of the Wall, Central and Eastern Europeans have few regrets about discarding communism, but they say progress has been uneven

Special to the Forum Network Thirty years ago, a stunning wave of political change swept across Europe, overthrowing regimes, tearing down walls and destroying an Iron Curtain that had divided Europe for decades. Communism was eventually discarded, and newly free publics embraced democracy and capitalism. The ensuing three decades have brought successes and disappointments alike, […]

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October 15, 2019 European Public Opinion Three Decades After the Fall of Communism

Thirty years ago, a wave of optimism swept across Europe as walls and regimes fell, and long-oppressed publics embraced open societies, open markets and a more united Europe. Three decades later, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that few people in the former Eastern Bloc regret the monumental changes of 1989-1991.

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August 22, 2019 In Emerging Economies, Smartphone and Social Media Users Have Broader Social Networks

Smartphone users in emerging economies – especially those who use social media – tend to be more exposed to people with different backgrounds and more connected with friends they don’t see in person.

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August 13, 2019 U.S. Views of China Turn Sharply Negative Amid Trade Tensions

Unfavorable opinion of China in the U.S. is at its highest level in 14 years of polling. Americans also increasingly see China as a threat, and more than half see friction in the current bilateral economic relationship.

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July 1, 2019 Cybersecurity threat looms large in Japan

Special to the Japan Times As host of last week’s Group of 20 summit and the upcoming 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Japan has had many reasons to focus on the security of the nation’s cyberdefenses. For their part, the Japanese public worries that cyberattacks from other countries pose a major threat, and they have […]

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