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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

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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May 20, 2019 How Do OECD Forum Attendees Compare With General Publics Around the World on Views About the Future Economy and Democracy?

Results from this survey of OECD Economic Forum attendees, which focused on views about the economy, the future of work, and democracy, were compared to results from surveys of the public around the world.

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May 13, 2019 Publics in Emerging Economies Worry Social Media Sow Division, Even as They Offer New Chances for Political Engagement

Many who use social media say they regularly see false or misleading content, but also view these platforms as offering new avenues for political engagement.

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April 29, 2019 Many Across the Globe Are Dissatisfied With How Democracy Is Working

Across 27 countries, more people are unhappy with the state of democracy in their countries than satisfied. Discontent with democracy is tied to concerns about the economy, individual rights and out-of-touch elites.

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