Global Attitudes Project, Spring 2009, 25 Nation Survey

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The Global Attitudes Project, Spring 2009, 25 Nation Survey is a cross-national survey of attitudes on global issues. Topics include politics, social issues, globalization, life satisfaction, and religion. Respondents also were surveyed on their views of the role of the United States in the world and on their impressions of well-known leaders (Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin, etc.)

This survey was conducted both before and after President Barack Obama's speech in Cairo, Egypt on June 4, 2009. These data allow opportunities to examine the extent to which global opinions changed after this speech.

Data File
Cases: 26,397
Variables: 450
Weight Variable: WT1, WEIGHTLL, COWEIGHT, WEIGHT, and PREPSTWT
Data Collection
Date Collected: May 18 - June 16, 2009
Original Survey (Instrument)
Pew Global website
Funded By
Pew Research Center - Global Attitudes and Trends
Collection Procedures
The data for the survey were collected using telephone and face-to-face interviews conducted under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Telephone interviews were used to collect data in Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Spain, and the United States. Face-to-face interviews were used to collect data in Argentina, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Palestinian territories, Poland, Russia, South Korea, and Turkey.
Sampling Procedures
The target population is adults (18 years and older). All surveys are based on national samples except in Brazil, China, India, and Pakistan where the samples were disproportionately urban.
Principal Investigators
Pew Research Center - Global Attitudes and Trends
Note on Weights
It is important to read this information before using the 2009 Pew Global Attitudes Survey dataset because full surveys in Israel and the Palestinian territories were conducted both before and after President Barack Obama's June 4th Cairo speech.

The weight that must be used when looking to analyze the attitudes and opinions of the general populations is WEIGHT .

To analyze opinions before and after the Cairo Speech in Israel and the Palestinian territories, weight by PREPSTWT. Once this weight is applied, use the filter variable named prepost to run cross-tabulations to compare attitudes before and after the speech.

(PLEASE NOTE: For analysis of the total populations in these two countries -- weight by the variable WEIGHT.)

In Israel, there was an oversample of Arabs bringing the total number of Arab respondents to 527. To analyze Arabs in Israel, filter for Arabs (select if Q98ISR = 2). Weight by WEIGHT for this analysis.

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