The U.S. receives more positive marks than China in 21 countries surveyed, while China fares better than the U.S. in seven countries.
Views of the U.S. are favorable across many of the 33 countries we surveyed in 2019, although confidence in U.S. President Donald Trump is low.
President Trump and his policies continue to receive negative reviews from people worldwide, with a lack of confidence in his leadership especially common in Western Europe. While views of the U.S. are positive overall, they vary widely among some of its key allies.
In some EU nations, sizable minorities speak something other than their country's national language in their household.
Globally, women are younger than their male partners. They also are more likely to age alone and to live in single-parent households.
Almost a quarter of U.S. children under 18 live with one parent and no other adults, more than three times the share of children around the world who do so.
In EU countries with higher unemployment, people are more pessimistic about job prospects. Youth unemployment and lack of economic growth are also factors.
The U.S. stands out to many around the world as the country their nation can rely on most. But substantial shares in some countries see it as their greatest threat.
Negative views of China predominate in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe. China also receives unfavorable marks from many neighbors in the Asia-Pacific region.
More countries still name the U.S. as the foremost economic power than say the same of China. And, even in nations that welcome China’s economic growth, few feel similarly about its growing military might.