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.

Recent Work

January 13, 2021 Methodology

To analyze how legislators in three countries outside the United States used Twitter to discuss the U.S. elections and presidential candidates in the run-up to the election, researchers obtained 167,464 public tweets from each of the 1,289 members of national legislatures in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada who tweeted between Aug. 28 and Sept. […]

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January 13, 2021 Acknowledgments

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals.    Primary researchers Athena Chapekis, Data Science AssistantKat Devlin, Research AssociateRegina Widjaya, Computational Social ScientistChristine Huang, Research AnalystAidan Connaughton, Research AssistantJ.J. Moncus, Research Assistant Research team Laura Silver, Senior ResearcherJacob Poushter, Associate Director, Global Attitudes ResearchSono Shah, Computational Social Scientist […]

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December 15, 2020 How Do OECD Forum Attendees Compare with Citizens Around the World on Views About the Pandemic, the Economy, and Multilateralism?

At the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s annual forum on Dec. 15, 2020, Director of Global Attitudes Research Richard Wike presented the results of an invitation-only poll of forum attendees about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts, the state of the global economy, the future of work, and cooperation between countries.

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November 23, 2020 Amerikaner und Deutsche starten mit unterschiedlichen Meinungen über die transatlantische Allianz in das Jahr 2021

Die Amerikaner sehen Deutschland als Partner bei vielen außenpolitischen Themen, während die Deutschen die Amerikaner mehrheitlich nicht so sehen

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November 23, 2020 Methodology

The analysis in this report is based on telephone interviews conducted Sept. 22-28, 2020, among a national sample of 1,007 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in the United States (301 respondents were interviewed on a landline telephone, and 706 were interviewed on a mobile phone, including 487 who had no landline telephone). […]

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November 23, 2020 Acknowledgments

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Jacob Poushter, Associate Director, Global Attitudes Research Shannon Schumacher, Research Associate James Bell, Vice President, Global Strategy Alexandra Castillo, Research Methodologist Aidan Connaughton, Research Assistant Stefan S. Cornibert, Communications Manager Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research Kat Devlin, Research Associate […]

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November 23, 2020 Americans and Germans Head Into 2021 With Divergent Opinions on Transatlantic Alliance

As the U.S. and Germany prepare to gain new leadership, their relationship remains unbalanced in the minds of their citizenries. Americans see Germany as a partner on many foreign policy issues, but Germans mostly do not.

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