5 key takeaways on global views of the U.S. and China
A new Pew Research Center survey finds widespread opposition around the world to U.S. eavesdropping. Still, America’s overall image remains mostly positive. Here are five key takeaways.
How America’s opinion of China has changed since Tiananmen
As the Tiananmen protests unfolded in 1989, most Americans wanted to show support for the pro-democracy movement. But in the years since, economic ties and economic competition have become the dominant topics between the two nations, while at the same time the relationship has become more distrustful.
Key takeaways from our Egypt survey
Egyptians are about as unhappy with the direction of their country as they were back in spring 2010, less than a year before the revolution that toppled then President Hosni Mubarak. Today, 72% of Egyptians are dissatisfied with the country’s direction, while just 24% are satisfied.
In Europe, sentiment against immigrants, minorities runs high
As the EU prepares for next week’s European Parliament elections, anti-immigrant and anti-minority sentiments are running high, providing a base for anti-immigration appeals by the political Right.
Obama visits Asia amid regional concerns about China
President Obama’s trip to Asia this week comes at a time when many U.S. allies in the region are concerned about China’s intentions.
Europeans hold more liberal views on moral issues
Europeans are consistently more liberal than Latin Americans, Asians, Africans, and Middle Easterners when it comes to judging what things are morally acceptable or not.
Many around the world see climate change as a major threat
An international panel of scientists warned yesterday of that the world is already experiencing the effects of climate change and it will get worse — highlighting a problem that people in many countries see as a major threat.
The world gives Saudi Arabia poor marks on freedoms
Americans are not the only ones who give Saudi Arabia poor marks on how the country treats its citizens: A median of just 18% across 39 countries surveyed said the Saudi government respects individual rights.
U.S.-French views of each other much improved as Hollande pays a visit
About six-in-ten Americans have a favorable view of France, much improved after tensions over Iraq in 2003.
French more accepting of infidelity than people in other countries
French President Francois Hollande has been dealing with revelations of an affair he has been having with an actress, but he leads a country that has a more tolerant view than others of these matters.