Belarus Protests: What the Neighbors Think

To say the least, it has been a turbulent summer in Belarus. An election campaign that saw unprecedented popular mobilization against President Aleksandr Lukashenko, in power since 1994, spurred mass protest after a vote marred by pervasive fraud delivered him victory with an implausible 80% of the vote. Brutal treatment of protestors by the regime

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Ramadan – Faith, Food and the COVID Effect

For the next month, nearly 1.8 billion Muslims around the world will observe Ramadan, Islam’s most sacred holiday. The holiday is intended to hone spiritual discipline; it is characterized by long periods of fasting and prayer, as well as an increased sense of charity and generosity throughout the community. However, this year’s season of religious

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COVID-19’s Impact on Elections in Serbia as Seen by Premise

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced multiple national governments to either alter, postpone or cancel various elections for 2020. One such example is Serbia who postponed their parliamentary election originally scheduled for April 26, 2020. This blog post will examine overall government sentiment in Serbia as well as media sentiment, a possible factor that

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COVID-19’s Impact on Elections in Poland as Seen by Premise

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced multiple national governments to either alter, postpone or cancel various elections for 2020. One such example is Poland, who will be conducting their presidential election via mail-in ballot on May 10, 2020. This blog post will examine overall government sentiment and gender equality sentiment in Poland.  Poland is

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How are the British People Reacting to the Government’s Coronavirus Measures?

The latest analysis by crowdsourcing data company, Premise Data, into the UK lockdown suggests that British people are broadly supportive of the Government’s latest measures and are isolating where they can. However, it remains to be seen how long people will continue to support the Government’s stringent measures. Premise has identified a number of leading

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Premise’s COVID-19 Snapshot: Italy

As cases of COVID-19 continue to skyrocket around the world, many are looking at Italy. Italy has quickly become the new epicenter of the pandemic, with over 63,927 cases (as of March 23, 2020, at 2:06 p.m. PST) and health officials are urging people to take social distancing actions or else end up in the

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Brexit Finally Happened and Here’s What You Should Know

A year ago, Brexit was an idea still six weeks in the future and Premise asked 200 contributors their thoughts on the negotiations at the time, their confidence in the Prime Minister to deliver a Deal Brexit as well as other questions in advance of the March 29 deadline. The British people were facing an

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