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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 18, 2018 A decade of migration across Mediterranean to Europe’s shores

Monthly number of migrant detections by sea (January 2009 to August 2018), by route

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September 18, 2018 A Decade After the Financial Crisis, Economic Confidence Rebounds in Many Countries

The improvement in the public’s economic mood has been dramatic in some nations, but pessimism about the future lingers, as does a sense that economic conditions were better pre-crisis.

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September 13, 2018 In Advanced and Emerging Economies Alike, Worries About Job Automation

Average citizens around the world see a technological revolution coming in the workplace, and they are concerned. Many fear robots and computers will eliminate jobs and increase inequality.

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September 12, 2018 Exploring traditional and populist party support in 8 Western European countries

Explore the share of people who are in each of the six political groups, where traditional party supporters fall and how these groups feel about key political parties.

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August 28, 2018 As Trade Tensions Rise, Fewer Americans See China Favorably

Overall, 38% of Americans have a favorable opinion of China, down slightly from 44% in 2017. Concerns about China include economic threats, cyberattacks, environmental damage and human rights.

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August 21, 2018 Russians Say Their Government Did Not Try to Influence U.S. Presidential Election

Roughly seven-in-ten Russians say their government did not try to meddle in the U.S. presidential election in 2016. However, 85% say the U.S. tries to shape the internal affairs of other countries.

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August 17, 2018 ‘Nativism’ and the upcoming Swedish and Bavarian elections

Special to EUObserver Swedes head to the polls in September in a national parliamentary election. Bavarians vote in October in a state election. The Swedish outcome will determine the composition of the next government in Stockholm, and the influence of the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats, currently the second-largest party. The Bavarian voting may challenge the control […]

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August 17, 2018 Is Italy a Foretaste of What’s to Come For European Populism?

Special to RealClearWorld Support for many populist parties is on the rise in Europe. Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) is now the third largest political party in Germany, with seats in the German Bundestag for the first time. Italy’s anti-immigrant League is the country’s third-largest party and became co-leader of the government after this spring’s national election. And in […]

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