The Chinese Communist Party is preparing for its 20th National Congress, an event likely to result in an unprecedented third term for President Xi Jinping. Since Xi took office in 2013, opinion of China in the U.S. and other advanced economies has turned more negative. How did it get to be this way?
While 26% of U.S. adults became more negative toward China between 2020 and 2022, 17% became more positive toward it.
Australian adults most frequently mentioned the political system when thinking about China, while others mentioned threats and human rights.
In his second year in office, Joe Biden receives generally positive ratings in the 18 countries surveyed in spring 2022.
A median of 55% of adults in 18 surveyed countries have confidence in Kamala Harris to do the right thing regarding world affairs.
67% of U.S. adults express a favorable view of the Israeli people; a much smaller share (48%) says the same about the Israeli government.
As President Joe Biden embarks on his first visit to Israel as president, he does so against an amicable backdrop: A majority of adults in both Israel and the United States have favorable views of the other country and the current state of bilateral relations, though Americans’ views on Israel differ sharply by party and age.
Americans’ views vary when it comes to how they see the United States’ standing in the world and the state of its democracy.
Much larger shares of people in most nations see China’s influence growing than say the same of the United States.
Large majorities in most of the 19 countries surveyed have negative views of China, but relatively few say bilateral relations are bad.