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

October 21, 2021 Methodology

Results for the survey are based on telephone interviews conducted under the direction of Gallup and Langer Research Associates. The results are based on national samples, unless otherwise noted. More details about our international survey methodology and country-specific sample designs are available here. Results for the U.S. survey are based on data from the American […]

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October 21, 2021 Acknowledgments

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Richard Wike, Director, Global Attitudes ResearchJanell Fetterolf, Senior ResearcherShannon Schumacher, Research AssociateJ.J. Moncus, Research Assistant James Bell, Vice President, Global StrategyAlexandra Castillo, Research MethodologistJanakee Chavda, Editorial AssistantLaura Clancy, Research AssistantAidan Connaughton, Research AssistantClaudia Deane, Vice President, ResearchMoira Fagan, Research […]

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October 21, 2021 Appendix C: Classifying European political parties

Although experts generally agree that populist political leaders or parties display high levels of anti-elitism, definitions of populism vary. We use three measures to classify populist parties: anti-elite ratings from the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey (CHES), Norris’ Global Party Survey and The PopuList. We define a party as populist when at least two of […]

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October 21, 2021 Citizens in Advanced Economies Want Significant Changes to Their Political Systems

Dissatisfaction with the functioning of democracy is linked to concerns about the economy, the pandemic and social divisions.

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October 21, 2021 Appendix A: Classifying democracies

We use three measures to better understand the status of democracy across the advanced economies included in our survey: 2020 Democracy Index scores from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), 2020 Global Freedom Status scores provided by Freedom House and Regimes of the World classifications from Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem). Each organization uses different methods for […]

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October 21, 2021 Appendix B: Political categorization

For this report, we grouped people into two political categories: those who support the governing political party (or parties) and those who do not. These categories were coded based on the party or parties in power at the time the survey was fielded, and on respondents’ answers to a question asking them which political party, […]

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October 13, 2021 Methodology

Results for the survey are based on telephone interviews conducted under the direction of Gallup and Langer Research Associates. The results are based on national samples, unless otherwise noted. More details about our international survey methodology and country-specific sample designs are available here. Results for the U.S. survey are based on data from the American […]

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October 13, 2021 Acknowledgments

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Laura Silver, Senior ResearcherJanell Fetterolf, Senior ResearcherAidan Connaughton, Research Assistant James Bell, Vice President, Global StrategyAlexandra Castillo, Research MethodologistJanakee Chavda, Editorial AssistantLaura Clancy, Research AssistantClaudia Deane, Vice President, ResearchMoira Fagan, Research AnalystShannon Greenwood, Digital ProducerSneha Gubbala, Research Assistant Christine […]

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