Greeks, stung by recession, lukewarm on U.S. relations
Prime Minister Antonis Samaras of Greece visits the White House for the first time today, at a time when anti-U.S. feeling in his country is running high.
Americans want to mind their own business
Nearly half of Americans say the country should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along as best they can on their own.
Big gender gap in global public opinion about use of drones
A global Pew Research Center survey finds a large gender gap in attitudes about U.S. government use of drones to target terrorists.
U.S. seen as respecting the personal freedoms of its people, as China lags behind
America’s image remains more positive than China’s around the world, especially when it comes to how global publics perceive each government’s treatment of its own people.
Japan elections come amid shifting attitudes on country’s military posture
Elections in Japan on July 21 to choose half of the members of the the upper house of Japan’s Diet may be a referendum on changing constitutional limits on the country’s military posture.
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.
Fewer See Events in Egypt as Critical to U.S. Interests
Public interest in news from Egypt has plummeted since the early weeks of the Arab Spring. And the share of Americans saying what happens in Egypt is “very important” to U.S. interests has fallen from 46% to 36%.
American International Engagement on the Rocks
Getting the American public’s attention, let alone commitment to deal with international issues is as challenging as it has ever been in the modern era.
Many Venezuelans want better relations with the U.S.
A plurality of Venezuelans (44%) prefer to have a closer relationship with the U.S. than existed during the presidency of Hugo Chavez.
In Senegal, an overwhelming majority has a positive opinion of the U.S.
Around eight-in-ten Senegalese have a favorable view of the United States