World Public WPO

A project managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland is an international collaborative project whose aim is to give voice to public opinion around the world on international issues. As the world becomes increasingly integrated, problems have become increasingly global, pointing to a greater need for understanding between nations and for elucidating global norms. With the growth of democracy in the world, public opinion has come to play a greater role in the foreign policy process. seeks to reveal the values and views of publics in specific nations around the world as well as global patterns of world public opinion … (about 1/2).

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… was initiated by and is managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland.  

The network: (it) is a consortium of research centers studying public opinion on international issues in their respective countries. At present the network consists of research centers in more than 25 countries across all of the major continents. The network includes countries that represent the majority of the world population. In some countries there are two centers–one that conducts the polling and another that emphasizes policy analysis. For more complete information about each center including contact information please click here (PDF).

The website: (it) provides information and analysis about public opinion on international policy issues from around the world. While the studies of the network figure prominently, the website draws together data from a wide variety of sources from around the world. We have found that data from all reliable sources are important contributions and that as more studies are integrated into analyses, world public opinion comes into increasing focus.

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