September 13, 2007

British With Favorable View of U.S.

51%

That’s the proportion of the British public who say they have a favorable opinion of the U.S. in the recent Pew Global Attitudes survey, a new low in favorable attitudes toward America from its closest European ally.

This year America’s image shows further signs of erosion in Western Europe and Canada, reaching a new low in Great Britain (51%), America’s closest European ally, as well as in Germany (30%); this continues a trend that began in 2003 and 2004, following the start of the Iraq war. Favorable views of the U.S. are up this year in Spain, although Spanish opinion remains quite negative; only 34% have a favorable view of the U.S., compared with 60% who have an unfavorable opinion. Read More