The wide-ranging survey, conducted in 34 countries, also found that Russia's status has significantly increased.
From Nigeria to Indonesia, Sudanese law professor spreads ideas of a secular state and human rights.
A decline in miles driven is the first since 1980.
Soaring inflation and shrinking tax revenues will make it tougher for at least 25 states to fund public services.
Recent high-profile police raids show that the problem of stolen and looted art remains.
Court of Appeals determined Federal agents violated the Constitution's speech or debate clause when they seized documents from the office of Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana.