Most Americans see little ability for the U.S. and China to cooperate on climate change policy or combating the spread of infectious disease. A majority of Americans continue to view the China-Russia partnership as a very serious problem for the U.S.
Focus groups with young adults in France, Germany and the United Kingdom revealed that these young people see the U.S. as the “world’s policeman” with a self-interested history of interventionism, while China is labeled the “world’s factory,” respected for its economic dominance but criticized for its expansionism and human rights violations.
Attitudes toward Russia and Vladimir Putin turned much more negative, while opinions of NATO grew more positive.
More Americans say their country’s influence in the world has been getting weaker rather than stronger in recent years (47% vs. 19%).
Few Americans see a third Xi term as a major problem for the U.S.; other concerns about China have grown
Only three-in-ten Americans say it is a very serious problem for the United States if Xi Jinping assumes a third term as China’s leader.
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.