How the world views the U.S. and its president in 9 charts
On balance, people around the world continue to give the United States favorable ratings and say it respects the individual liberties of its people. More countries also prefer the U.S. as the world’s leading power over China. At the same time, many express frustration about America’s role in the world and say they have little confidence in President Donald Trump to do the right thing in world affairs
After 17 years of war in Afghanistan, more say U.S. has failed than succeeded in achieving its goals
About half of U.S. adults say the country’s mission in Afghanistan has mostly failed in achieving its goals, while about a third say it has mostly succeeded.
6 charts on how Russians and Americans see each other
Americans’ views of Russia have declined in the past year, as have Russians’ views of the United States. See six charts on public opinion about the relationship between the two nations.
As Trade Tensions Rise, Fewer Americans See China Favorably
Overall, 38% of Americans have a favorable opinion of China, down slightly from 44% in 2017. Concerns about China include economic threats, cyberattacks, environmental damage and human rights.
Key public opinion findings on Trump, Putin and the countries they lead
Most Americans expressed an unfavorable opinion of Putin earlier this year, but Russians have a relatively positive view of Trump. Globally, there is low confidence in Putin and Trump on international affairs.
NATO is seen favorably in many member countries, but almost half of Americans say it does too little
Across all 12 NATO member countries, a median of 61% approved of the alliance last spring. Many Americans say NATO does too little to solve global problems.
5 facts about how the U.S. and its allies see North Korea
Eyes turn to Singapore this week as President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepare to meet for the first time. While previous communication between the two leaders was marked by hostility, the meeting came about following North Korea’s more recent promises to suspend missile tests and discuss denuclearization. Here are five […]
Public Supports U.S. Talks With North Korea; Many Doubt Whether Its Leaders Are ‘Serious’
Americans overwhelmingly support direct talks between the United States and North Korea over its nuclear program. However, the public is skeptical about whether North Korea’s leaders are serious about addressing concerns over its nuclear program.
Key Middle East Publics See Russia, Turkey and U.S. All Playing Larger Roles in Region
A median of 53% in five Middle Eastern and North African countries also see Iran playing a more important role, but fewer say Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have gained influence.
How Americans and Germans view their countries’ relationship
The U.S.-Germany relationship has been a cornerstone in international relations. Yet, people in both countries differ in their views of the bilateral relationship.