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23 Nation Poll Finds Strong Support for Dramatic Changes at U.N.: Citizens of All Countries Polled Favor Adding New Permanent Members to UN Security Council
A BBC World Service poll that surveyed 23 countries finds nearly universal support for dramatic reforms in the United Nations in parallel with a desire for increased UN power in the world. Majorities throughout the world ...
Pakistani Public Opinion on Democracy, Islamist Militancy, and Relations with the US
An in-depth survey of Pakistani public opinion reveals majority support for a moderate and democratic Islamic state, though a small but significant minority shows sympathy for Islamist militant groups. Most Pakistanis ...
Poll Finds Mixed Views About Bhutto's Return
A poll taken in the weeks before the return to Pakistan of Benazir Bhutto, whose convoy was met with an attack as well as large adulatory crowds, finds that a plurality of Pakistanis (50%) approve of her return, while one ...
Islamist Militancy in Pakistan: A View from the Provinces
In Pakistan's struggles with Islamist militant groups--foreign and homegrown--the country's provinces have experienced levels of violence that differ widely by type, severity, and consequences. An analysis of a recent ...
Europeans still Positive about EU Enlargement but Anxious about Impact on Jobs
When voters in France and the Netherlands rejected a proposed European constitution in nearly back-to-back votes last spring, the European project of political and economic union seemed to have hit a dead-end. Shocked EU ...
British and Canadians Criticize Leaders for Following U.S. Lead
Two of President Bush’s closest allies—Great Britain’s Tony Blair and Canada’s Stephen Harper—have alienated voters by seeming to follow the United States’ lead on policy toward the Middle East. Majorities in both nations ...
How Muslims and Americans View Each Other
Comments by Steven Kull, editor of WorldPublicOpinion.org, at the US-Islamic Forum in Doha, Qatar, February 18, 2007.
Global Poll Finds Iran Viewed Negatively: US Continues to Get Low Marks Views of China, Russia, France Down Sharply Europe and Japan Viewed Most Positively
A major BBC World Service poll exploring how people in 33 countries view various countries found not a single country where a majority has a positive view of Iran's role in the world (with the exception of Iranians themselves).
22 Nation Poll Shows China Viewed Positively by Most Countries: China’s Economic Growth Considered Positive But Not Its Increasing Military Power
A new BBC World Service Poll of 22 countries finds that China is viewed as playing a significantly more positive role in the world than either the US or Russia, a role more on par with Britain. Asked about possible future ...
Americans and Russians Agree U.S. is No. 1, But Disagree on the Up and Comers
The United States is unquestionably the world’s dominant nation, Russians and Americans agree. But while Russians put themselves among today’s top three powers—and believe they will play a larger role in the future—Americans ...