The Pontiff Visits a Country Where Negative Views of Christians and the West Are on the Rise
Except in France, most Muslim women choose to cover their heads -- but many among the general public disapprove
President travels to a country with volatile views of U.S.
China’s Neighbors Worry About Its Growing Military Strength
Before Today’s Birth, the Public Was Ready for a Change
Not Enough in America; Too Much in Asia
Is France Doing a Better Job of Integration than Its Critics?
Concerns Pre-Date Airplane Plot
But Support for Terrorism and Anti-Semitism are Widespread
In Mid-East Conflicts, Americans Consistently Side with Israel
Remarks of Andrew Kohut to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing
Leaders Earn Generally Low Marks for Dealing with World Issues
Few Signs of Backlash From Western Europeans
After a year marked by riots over cartoon portrayals of Muhammad, a major terrorist attack in London, and continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, most Muslims and Westerners see relations between them as generally bad.
America's global image has again slipped and support for the war on terrorism has declined even among close U.S. allies like Japan. The war in Iraq is a continuing drag on opinions of the United States, not only in predominantly Muslim countries but in Europe and Asia as well. And despite growing concern over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the U.S. presence in Iraq is cited at least as often as Iran - and in many countries much more often - as a danger to world peace.
The Differences that Divide Us are Much Smaller than Those that Set Us Apart from the Rest of the World
That May Depend on How You Define It - and Who Are the Targets
Our Values and Attitudes May Be Misunderstood, But They Have Consequences on the World Scene
Bucking the Global Trend, U.S. Popularity Soared among Indians in ’05
Computer usage and internet access have gone global. In many countries the growth has been fastest among people older than 50, according to a new Pew Global Attitudes report.
The latest Pew Global Attitudes poll finds the Russian people would choose a strong economy over a good democracy by a margin of almost six to one.
On his Beijing trip, President Bush will visit a nation whose people are upbeat about their past and future personal advancement as shown in newly released survey data.
Testimony of Andrew Kohut, U.S. House International Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Concerns over Islamic extremism, extensive in the West even before this month’s terrorist attacks in London, are shared to a considerable degree by the publics in several predominantly Muslim nations surveyed.
Anti-Americanism in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, which surged as a result of the U.S. war in Iraq, shows modest signs of abating. But the United States remains broadly disliked in most countries surveyed, and the opinion of the American people is not as positive as it once was.
A Pew Global Attitudes Project commentary
A review of Pew Global Attitudes Project findings
By Nicole Speulda and Mary McIntosh
A year after the war in Iraq, discontent with America and its policies has intensified rather than diminished. Opinion of the United States in France and Germany is at least as negative now as at the war’s conclusion, and British views are decidedly more critical. Perceptions of American unilateralism remain widespread in European and Muslim nations, and the war in Iraq has undermined America’s credibility abroad. Doubts about the motives behind the U.S.-led war on terrorism abound, and a growing percentage of Europeans want foreign policy and security arrangements independent from the United States. Across Europe, there is considerable support for the European Union to become as powerful as the United States.