A median of 66% across eight EU member nations rated the organization positively this summer.
14-nation survey conducted from June 10-Aug. 3, 2020.
Across 14 advanced nations, a median of 61% say China has done a bad job in handling the coronavirus outbreak. And at least seven-in-ten in each of these countries have little or no confidence in President Xi Jinping.
The United Nations is broadly credited with promoting peace and human rights as younger adults are more supportive of cooperation with other countries.
In several countries, favorable views of the U.S. are at their lowest point since the Center began polling on this topic two decades ago.
The spread of infectious diseases is the top concern in the U.S., UK, Japan and South Korea as global economic concerns grow.
The pandemic has had a divisive effect on a sense of national unity in many of the countries surveyed: A median of 46% feel more national unity now than before the coronavirus outbreak, while 48% think divisions have grown.
Unfavorable views of China reach new historic high, and a majority supports taking a tougher stand on human rights.