July 12, 2011

Pakistanis See U.S. as an Enemy

69%

By an overwhelming 69%-to-6% margin, Pakistanis see the U.S. as more of an enemy than as a partner.

Pakistanis have a very negative view of the United States. By an overwhelming 69%-to-6% margin, Pakistanis see the U.S. as more of an enemy than as a partner, and 73% have an unfavorable opinion of the U.S. Most Pakistanis also consider the U.S. a potential military threat and oppose American-led anti-terrorism efforts. President Obama is just as unpopular as President Bush was. Just 12% say they have confidence in Obama to do the right thing in world affairs, little better than the 8% who had confidence in Bush in 2008. None of these views were much changed by the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, an operation that was disapproved of by 63% of Pakistanis. Read More