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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

February 16, 2024 How Americans view the conflicts between Russia and Ukraine, Israel and Hamas, and China and Taiwan

74% of Americans view the war between Russia and Ukraine as important to U.S. national interests – with 43% describing it as very important.

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February 5, 2024 8 charts on technology use around the world

In most countries surveyed, around nine-in-ten or more adults are online. In South Korea, 99% of adults use the internet.

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January 18, 2024 Language and Traditions Are Considered Central to National Identity

Across more than 20 countries surveyed, a median of 91% say being able to speak their country’s most common language is important for being considered a true national. And 81% say sharing their country’s customs and traditions is important for true belonging.

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January 16, 2024 Most people in Taiwan see themselves as primarily Taiwanese; few say they’re primarily Chinese

67% of people in Taiwan see themselves as primarily Taiwanese, compared with 3% who think of themselves as primarily Chinese.

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December 8, 2023 About half of Republicans now say the U.S. is providing too much aid to Ukraine

The share of Americans who say the U.S. is giving too much support to Ukraine has grown steadily over the course of the war, especially among Republicans.

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December 8, 2023 Americans’ Views of the Israel-Hamas War

65% of Americans say Hamas bears a lot of responsibility for the current conflict, compared with 35% who say this about the Israeli government.

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December 6, 2023 Americans who have traveled internationally stand out in their views and knowledge of foreign affairs

Roughly three-quarters of Americans (76%) have visited at least one other country, including 26% who have been to five or more.

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December 6, 2023 Attitudes on an Interconnected World

How close do people feel to others around the world? How much do they want their countries involved in international affairs? How do people’s experiences with travel and feelings of international connectedness relate to their views about the world? A recent 24-nation survey explores these questions.

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