global-trends

Who loves and hates America: A revealing map of global opinion toward the U.S.

The world, from Europe to Africa to Asia, has a more favorable opinion of the U.S. than you might think.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Turkey
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  • Jan 11, 2013

Photos: The year’s 25 most dramatic moments in world news

From democracy in Burma to neo-Nazism in Greece, from martyrdom in South Africa to heroism in China, the biggest stories and most compelling scenes of 2012, captured in photos.

The coming realignment of world powers, foretold in charts

By 2030, three of the world's top four powers could be Asian and none of them European.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Dec 11, 2012

Our Digitized Earth: A world map of Google Street View coverage

A stunning visualization of where Google has documented street-level coverage.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Nov 2, 2012

How do you measure the strength of a country’s ‘brand’?

A new study says Switzerland has the best national brand in the world.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Russia
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  • Oct 27, 2012

Poll finds 20 of 21 countries strongly prefer Obama (exception: Pakistan)

The countries where Obama leads make up 56.4% of global population.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Oct 23, 2012

Who Smokes Most: A surprising map of smoking rates by country

The average Russian adult smokes over 2,700 cigarettes per year.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Oct 19, 2012

The global spike in protests, tracked in social media and visualized

One data analysis confirms that protests are rising around the world. Why?

  • Max Fisher
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  • Oct 15, 2012