by Milena Nikolova, Monica Roman and Klaus F. Zimmermann

The authors in this guest piece offer a perspective on the relationship between having close contacts living in other countries and civic engagement. Using World Poll data, the authors study this phenomenon in Bulgaria and Romania.

Gallup reviews its top world findings from 2015 based on surveys conducted in more than 140 countries through the Gallup World Poll.

by Frank Newport

Donald Trump's controversial remarks about illegal immigrants in his presidential bid announcement come at a time when most Americans do not perceive immigration as the top problem facing the nation today, but as an important issue.