Nearly two-thirds of Mexicans express a negative opinion of the U.S., more than double the share in 2015. Mexicans are dissatisfied with their country’s direction and economy, and many are concerned about crime and corruption.
China is particularly well-liked in Latin America and the Middle East, while the U.S. fares better in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
Around the world, few people trust Putin to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. While Russia is not seen as particularly threatening in most countries, it is viewed unfavorably in many.
A majority of Russians say their country has improved its international standing, and many are confident in Putin’s handling of global issues. Economic views are mixed and corruption remains a concern.
Many people in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are concerned about their countries' political and economic systems. Yet, there is considerable optimism about the future.
More than eight-in-ten in Greece, France and Spain say the economic situation is bad, but opinions in other EU countries and parts of Asia-Pacific are more positive.