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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.

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November 29, 2022 Key findings about COVID-19 restrictions that affected religious groups around the world in 2020

Our study analyzes 198 countries and territories and is based on policies and events in 2020, the most recent year for which data is available.

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November 29, 2022 How COVID-19 Restrictions Affected Religious Groups Around the World in 2020

Nearly a quarter of countries used force to prevent religious gatherings during the pandemic; other government restrictions and social hostilities related to religion remained fairly stable.

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November 16, 2022 Most across 19 countries see strong partisan conflicts in their society, especially in South Korea and the U.S.

Perceptions of strong partisan conflict are most widespread among adults in South Korea, the United States, Israel, France and Hungary.

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November 16, 2022 What Makes Someone a Good Member of Society?

Most in advanced economies say voting, taking steps to reduce climate change and getting a COVID-19 vaccine are ways to be a good member of society; fewer say this about attending religious services.

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November 1, 2022 Turnout in U.S. has soared in recent elections but by some measures still trails that of many other countries

When comparing turnout among the voting-age population in recent national elections in 50 countries, the U.S. ranks 31st.

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October 19, 2022 Few Americans see a third Xi term as a major problem for the U.S.; other concerns about China have grown

Only three-in-ten Americans say it is a very serious problem for the United States if Xi Jinping assumes a third term as China’s leader.

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October 18, 2022 Despite recent political clashes, most people in Poland and Hungary see the EU favorably

At least eight-in-ten adults in Poland and six-in-ten in Hungary say the EU promotes peace, democratic values and prosperity.

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October 17, 2022 The U.S.-German Relationship Remains Strong

As daunting challenges from Russia, China and a flagging global economy ripple across the world, Americans and Germans continue to say that relations between their countries are good. Most Americans and Germans continue to see each other as partners on protecting European security, and publics in each country are willing to support using military action to protect themselves and their allies.

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