German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to visit the White House this week as she wraps up her final year in office.
Positive views of the U.S. have rebounded across 17 advanced economies since last year, while most continue to see China unfavorably.
Unfavorable views of China also hover near historic highs in most of the 17 advanced economies surveyed.
Majorities across much of Western Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region have a favorable view of the European Union.
Publics disagree about whether restrictions on public activity, such as stay-at-home orders or mandates to wear masks in public, have gone far enough to combat COVID-19.
Negative views of Vladimir Putin are at or near historic highs, with a median of 22% saying they have confidence in him to do the right thing in world affairs.
Views of NATO among Americans are at 61% favorable, the same as the overall median across the member states surveyed.
The U.S. receives relatively poor marks compared with other countries and organizations when it comes to dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
Around two-thirds of adults in Germany, France and the UK say it is important for their national government to make voting compulsory.
Large ideological divides persist on views of tradition, national pride and discrimination, especially in the U.S.