Christine Huang is a research analyst focusing on global attitudes at Pew Research Center.
Even before Capitol riot, most people in Germany, France and the UK had concerns about U.S. political system
Majorities in all three countries said in a fall 2020 survey that the U.S. system needs either major changes or to be completely reformed.
British, French and German Publics Give Biden High Marks After U.S. Election
Most in all three countries are optimistic that U.S. policies and trans-Atlantic relations will improve under his presidency.
Legislators in UK, Canada and Australia Express Post-election Enthusiasm for Biden Administration on Twitter
In preelection tweets about the U.S., lawmakers abroad focused on how the election will affect bilateral ties and trade.
Views of Russia and Putin remain negative across 14 nations
A median of 66% of adults in 14 countries express an unfavorable view of Russia, with majorities in 12 of the countries holding that view.
Many globally are as concerned about climate change as about the spread of infectious diseases
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, people around the world are still concerned by the threat of global climate change.
Negative views of both U.S. and China abound across advanced economies amid COVID-19
Few in 14 advanced countries have confidence in either Xi or Trump, and many are critical of how both countries have handled the coronavirus outbreak.
Unfavorable Views of China Reach Historic Highs in Many Countries
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.
Despite Pandemic, Many Europeans Still See Climate Change as Greatest Threat to Their Countries
The spread of infectious diseases is the top concern in the U.S., UK, Japan and South Korea as global economic concerns grow.
Outside U.S., Floyd’s killing and protests sparked discussion on legislators’ Twitter accounts
Many legislators in four English-speaking countries directly addressed George Floyd’s killing and the subsequent protests on Twitter.
Republicans see China more negatively than Democrats, even as criticism rises in both parties
Republicans have long held more unfavorable views of China than Democrats, but such views have climbed among both parties over the past year.
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