What It Takes to Truly Be ‘One of Us’
Debates over what it means to be a “true” American, Australian, German or other nationality have often highlighted the importance of a person being born in a particular country. But contrary to such rhetoric, a Pew Research Center survey finds that people generally place a relatively low premium on a person’s birthplace. Only 13% of Australians, 21% of Canadians, 32% of Americans and a median of 33% of Europeans believe that it is very important for a person to be born in their country in order to be considered a true national.
Europeans Favoring Right-Wing Populist Parties Are More Positive on Putin
Although confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s leadership is low across Western Europe, those who favor right-wing populist parties are significantly more likely than those who do not to express confidence in Putin, as well as to prefer to move past disputes over Russia’s foreign policy in favor of a strong economic relationship, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in spring 2016.
Countries Affected by Trump Travel Rules Accounted for More Than 900,000 U.S. Entries Since 2006
The seven nations affected by President Donald Trump’s executive order that would prevent many of their citizens from entering the United States for the next 90 days accounted for 904,415 legal U.S. entries between fiscal years 2006 and 2015, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of government data. Entries from these countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen – made up 0.2% of the more than 517 million total entries to the U.S. in these years.
Many Around the World Say Women’s Equality Is Very Important
The principle of gender equality is one that has taken root in many nations around the world. In a 2015 survey of 38 nations, majorities in all but one country (Burkina Faso) said it is somewhat or very important that women have the same rights as men in their society. And a median of 65% worldwide said these equal rights are very important.
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