Global May. 7, 2015

The U.S.-Germany Relationship

Most Americans and Germans see the other country as a reliable ally in 2015. But they disagree on salient points in the history of their postwar alliance, as well as on key issues for the future.

Fact Tank May. 7, 2015

5 key takeaways about the U.S.-German relationship

Although Americans and Germans were adversaries in World War II, they became allies during the Cold War and remain strategic trading and military partners today. Our survey, conducted in association with the Bertelsmann Foundation, shows that the relationship faces new challenges.

Global Jul. 14, 2014

World Opposed to U.S. Surveillance, Drones

There is widespread opposition to U.S. eavesdropping and fewer now say the U.S. respects the personal freedoms of its people, but America is still popular around the world.

Global Apr. 9, 2014

Americans and Germans Supportive, But Wary of Trade Deal

Americans and Germans support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), but both publics oppose many specific details of the initiative.

Global Jul. 18, 2013

America’s Global Image Remains More Positive Than China’s

While publics around the world believe China’s economic power is rising, it has not led to more positive ratings for the country.

Fact Tank Jul. 10, 2013

Partner? Rival? For many in U.S., China is both

More than half of Americans say it’s very important to be “tough” with China on economic and trade issues — about as many who say “building a strong relationship” with China is very important.

Global Apr. 1, 2013

Americans’ support for TPP remains untested

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s announcement March 15 that Japan will join negotiations to create a Trans-Pacific Partnership with the U.S. and other Pacific Basin nations won early support from the Japanese people, according to snap surveys following his statement.

Global Dec. 10, 2012

U.S.-China Economic Relations in the Wake of the U.S. Election

The U.S. public wants Washington to ratchet up the pressure on Beijing, but history suggests that there are geo-political constraints to doing so.

Global Nov. 1, 2012

American, Chinese Publics Increasingly Wary of the Other

As economic and geopolitical competition grows between the U.S. and China, Americans say they want to get tougher with China on economic issues and the Chinese hold a more negative view of relations with the U.S.

Global Oct. 16, 2012

Inequality, Corruption Growing Concerns for China

As China prepares for its once-in-a-decade change of leadership, the Chinese public is increasingly concerned about political corruption and inequality, and expresses reservations about China’s relations with the United States.