Fact Tank Jun. 24, 2015

7 charts on how the world views President Obama

Our most recent survey of 40 countries from around the world included a number of questions about Obama and his handling of major international issues.

Global Jun. 23, 2015

America’s Global Image

Ratings for the U.S. remain mostly positive, with a global median of 69% expressing a favorable view. Countries also express broad support for America’s military efforts against ISIS, but are critical of the U.S. government’s use of torture after 9/11.

Fact Tank Jun. 23, 2015

Key takeaways on how the world views the U.S. and China

The U.S. image abroad remains mostly positive, although it has suffered somewhat from negative views of post-9/11 interrogation methods. China also is seen positively, though not on the issue of protecting individual freedoms.

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Global Jun. 23, 2015

Global Indicators Database

Updated in June with polling data from 2015 spring survey

Global Jun. 18, 2015

Iran’s Global Image Mostly Negative

As the June 30 deadline for negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program approaches, our 40-nation survey finds a global median of 58% saying they have an unfavorable opinion of the Islamic Republic.

Fact Tank May. 11, 2015

Americans and Germans differ on approach to Russia

Not since the end of the Cold War has Russia loomed so large in German-American relations, due in large part to recent developments in Ukraine.

Fact Tank Apr. 30, 2015

40 years after fall of Saigon, Vietnamese see U.S. as key ally

Four decades after the controversial war, the Vietnamese public sees the United States as a helpful ally and even embraces some of the core tenets of capitalism.

Fact Tank Apr. 9, 2015

How Americans and Japanese see each other

We asked people in both countries if they associated particular words such as “hardworking,” “inventive” or “selfish” with people in the other country.

Fact Tank Jan. 22, 2015

Obama heads to India, where the public is warm to him

Obama’s visit to India on Republic Day is expected to usher in a new, positive era in India-U.S. relations — especially at a time when a majority of Indians have a favorable view of the United States and a majority of Americans express a positive opinion of India.

Fact Tank Dec. 9, 2014

Americans’ views on use of torture in fighting terrorism have been mixed

In August 2011, 53% of Americans said the use of torture to question suspected terrorists could be often or sometimes justified, while 42% said it could only rarely be justified or not justified at all.