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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

September 26, 2022 When asked about China, Australians tend to think of its government, not its people

Australian adults most frequently mentioned the political system when thinking about China, while others mentioned threats and human rights.

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September 23, 2022 Among European right-wing populists, favorable views of Russia and Putin are down sharply

Favorable opinions of Russia and Putin have declined sharply among Europe’s populists following Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine.

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September 22, 2022 As war in Ukraine continues, Americans’ concerns about it have lessened

Americans express less concern than in the spring about Ukraine being defeated by Russia and about the war expanding into other countries.

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September 16, 2022 International views of the UN are mostly positive

Across 19 advanced economies surveyed by Pew Research Center this spring, a median of 65% say they have a favorable view of the UN.

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August 31, 2022 Climate Change Remains Top Global Threat Across 19-Country Survey

Despite the many depressing stories dominating the international news cycle, there is also a note of positivity among survey respondents in views of the UN, the benefits of international cooperation for solving problems and the importance of common values for bringing nations together.

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August 17, 2022 A year later, a look back at public opinion about the U.S. military exit from Afghanistan

Here’s how people in the U.S. and elsewhere have viewed the troop evacuation and its aftermath, and their broader attitudes about the war.

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August 11, 2022 Partisanship Colors Views of COVID-19 Handling Across Advanced Economies

A median of 68% across 19 countries think their country has done a good job dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, with majorities saying this in every country surveyed except Japan. However, most also believe the pandemic has created greater divisions in their societies and exposed weaknesses in their political systems – and these view are especially common in the U.S.

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August 3, 2022 Hungarians differ in their evaluations of democracy under Orban’s leadership

Viktor Orban, who’s set to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Texas, receives generally positive ratings from Hungarians.

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