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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

October 13, 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 13, 2021 Diversity and Division in Advanced Economies

Wide majorities in most of the 17 advanced economies surveyed say having people of many different backgrounds improves their society, but most also see conflicts between partisan, racial and ethnic groups.

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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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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 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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September 22, 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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