As countries around the world race to slow the coronavirus outbreak, medical professionals and hospitals enjoy significantly higher public trust than political leaders. Here's a look at the data from a recent Gallup survey conducted in six countries.
Politicians do a lot of handshaking, hugging, backscratching, baby-kissing, and flying around. It's just the nature of the job. So, it's not totally surprising that a highly contagious virus like COVID-19 would sooner or later make its way into the mucus membranes of the global political elite. Here's a map showing all the countries where at least one senior official or lawmaker – or their spouse – has become a confirmed case.
Voters in six states headed to the polls yesterday to decide who they want as the Democratic nominee for president, in a battle pitting Senator Bernie Sanders against former Vice President Joe Biden. (Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard remains in the race but has no viable path to the nomination.) Biden carried the day, furthering his delegate lead over Sanders. As a reminder: Rather than casting ballots directly for a candidate, voters in these primaries actually choose "delegates" or representatives who will then be sent to the party's national convention in July, where they will vote for a Democratic candidate based on the results of the primaries. The process of allotting delegates in some states is ongoing, but here's a look at the delegate count as of now.
On Super Tuesday, voters across 14 states and the territory of American Samoa headed to the polls to decide who they want as the Democratic nominee for president. Rather than casting ballots directly for a candidate, voters in these primaries actually choose "delegates" or representatives who will then be sent to the party's national convention in July, where they will vote for a Democratic candidate based on the results of the primaries. The process of allotting the Super Tuesday delegates is still ongoing, but here's a look at the delegate count as of now.
March is International Women's History month and there's something you should know: although women account for more than half the human population, the overwhelming majority of policymakers and political leaders in the world's governments are men. In fact, there are just three countries on earth where women make up more than 50 percent of the national legislature. Only one G7 country – Germany – currently has an elected female leader. While some countries have introduced controversial gender quotas at various stages in the electoral process in order to increase female participation in politics, there's lots of progress still to be made. Here's a look at the number of women in national legislatures around the world, as of January 2020.
As COVID-19 overwhelms the world, with reports of infections in more than 50 nations now, country after country has enforced some form of travel restriction against China, ground zero of the coronavirus outbreak. To date, over 80 countries have either suspended flights to or from mainland China, or banned entry for Chinese nationals or recent visitors there. Meanwhile, neighboring countries have enforced border closures to protect their citizens from further exposure. Here's a look at the current state of play.
The coronavirus, which first surfaced in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December, has infected more than 80,000 people in China and at least 33 other countries. For the first time, more new cases have now been identified outside China than inside that country, according to the World Health Organization. Global financial markets have also taken a big hit as investors are on edge about the uncertainty. Here's a look at where the coronavirus has spread to date.
Thirty years ago, China accounted for barely four percent of the global economy. In the years since, that has soared to nearly 20 percent. China's bid to use that economic clout in order to reshape the world more in its own image is one of the defining aspects of global politics today. Here's a look at who dominated the world economy thirty years ago, versus now.