Global Jan. 14, 2004

Americans and Canadians

The past year was a rocky period for U.S.-Canadian relations, with differences over Iraq and trade disputes dividing these North American neighbors. But there is no evidence that Americans and Canadians are destined to go their separate ways.

Global Dec. 10, 2003

Anti-Americanism: Causes and Characteristics

The numbers paint a depressing picture. Just a quarter of the French approve of U.S. policies, and the situation is only slightly better in Japan and Germany.

Global Nov. 25, 2003

Most of the World Still Does Without

The United States may pride itself as the land of plenty. But the portion of Americans who occasionally go hungry for lack of money to pay for food has not decreased in three decades.

Global Nov. 20, 2003

Support for Free Trade

The anti-globalization protesters who have clogged the streets of Miami voicing opposition to negotiations to create a free trade area in the Western Hemisphere are not speaking for the strong majorities throughout the region who believe trade is both good for their countries and for them personally.

Global Oct. 29, 2003

Global Gender Gaps – Women Like Their Lives Better

All around the world, from rich countries in North America to the poorest nations in Africa and Asia, men and women tend to differ from one another when it comes to their outlook on life, their family, their future and the world at large.

Global Sep. 5, 2003

World Publics Approve Increased International Trade

Though controversy is likely to surround the world trade ministers’ gathering in Cancun, Mexico September 10-14, increased trade is widely supported by the world’s people.

Global Aug. 22, 2003

International Public Concern About North Korea

The six-party talks on North Korea – involving the United States, South Korea, North Korea, China, Japan and Russia – slated to begin Aug. 27 in Beijing reflect global public concern that the regime in Pyongyang poses a serious threat to Asian stability.

Global Jun. 20, 2003

Broad Opposition to Genetically Modified Foods

Rising tensions between the Bush administration and governments of Western Europe over U.S. exports of genetically modified foods highlight the differences in attitudes toward these foods on both sides of the Atlantic.

Global Jun. 3, 2003

Views of a Changing World 2003

The speed of the war in Iraq and the prevailing belief that the Iraqi people are better off as a result have modestly improved the image of America. But in most countries, opinions of the U.S. are markedly lower than they were a year ago.

Global Mar. 18, 2003

America’s Image Further Erodes, Europeans Want Weaker Ties

Anti-war sentiment and disapproval of President Bush’s international policies continue to erode America’s image among the publics of its allies.