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Taking the Measure of America’s Powers of Attraction

Special to RealClearWorld

Americans and people across the globe are questioning the U.S. role on the world stage, with a median of only 49 percent of respondents across 37 countries expressing a favorable view of the United States. In that context, a new Pew Research Center survey reveals that America’s much-vaunted soft power, which has long been touted as an antidote to its oft-criticized “hard power” image, is actually enhanced more by pop-culture exports than by its reputation for protecting civil liberties or its ideas about democracy.

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