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17% of the global population could be considered middle income in 2020. Most people were either low income (51%) or poor (10%).
Iran widely criticized in 14 advanced economies
A median of about seven-in-ten people in 14 countries expressed unfavorable views of Iran, while only about two-in-ten hold a favorable view.
Before Soleimani's death, concerns about Iran had fallen in many countries – including the U.S.
Asked in spring 2019 which country or group poses the greatest threat to their country in the future, just 6% of Americans named Iran.
Majority of U.S. Public Says Trump’s Approach on Iran Has Raised Chances of a Major Conflict
By a narrow margin, Americans view the U.S. airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Soleimani as the right decision. But 54% say the administration's approach toward Iran has increased the chances of a major military conflict.
Public Is Skeptical of the Iran Agreement – and Trump’s Handling of the Issue
As Donald Trump prepares to announce his long-awaited decision on the Iran nuclear agreement, more Americans say they disapprove (40%) than approve (32%) of the agreement.
The Middle East's sectarian divide on views of Saudi Arabia, Iran
The tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran are often characterized as sectarian, and public attitudes toward the two countries in five Middle Eastern nations surveyed bear this out.
Support for Iran Nuclear Agreement Falls
Iran Nuclear Agreement Meets With Public Skepticism
American, Israeli publics see Iran’s nuclear program as a top global threat
A new 40-nation Pew Research Center survey finds that concern over Iran’s nuclear program is greater in the United States and Israel than among other global publics.
Iran’s Global Image Mostly Negative
Majorities or pluralities in 31 of 40 countries surveyed hold an unfavorable opinion of the Islamic Republic. And in several Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and Asia, ratings have declined considerably in recent years.
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