How people in 14 countries view the state of the world in 2020
2020 has been a year unlike any in recent memory. Here's what people in 14 countries say about the state of the world amid the pandemic.
Americans give the U.S. low marks for its handling of COVID-19, and so do people in other countries
Americans give their country comparatively low marks for its handling of the pandemic – and people in other nations tend to agree.
International Cooperation Welcomed Across 14 Advanced Economies
The United Nations is broadly credited with promoting peace and human rights as younger adults are more supportive of cooperation with other countries.
U.S. Image Plummets Internationally as Most Say Country Has Handled Coronavirus Badly
In several countries, favorable views of the U.S. are at their lowest point since the Center began polling on this topic two decades ago.
Views of the economy have turned sharply negative in many countries amid COVID-19
Assessments of national economies have seen swift downturns in many countries, and few see improvements anytime soon.
Most Approve of National Response to COVID-19 in 14 Advanced Economies
The pandemic has had a divisive effect on a sense of national unity in many of the countries surveyed: A median of 46% feel more national unity now than before the coronavirus outbreak, while 48% think divisions have grown.
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.
Americans Fault China for Its Role in the Spread of COVID-19
Unfavorable views of China reach new historic high, and a majority supports taking a tougher stand on human rights.
Americans’ views on World Health Organization split along partisan lines as Trump calls for U.S. to withdraw
Americans' views of how well the World Health Organization has dealt with the outbreak are sharply divided along partisan lines.
Americans are critical of China’s handling of COVID-19, distrust information about it from Beijing
Americans expect China’s international reputation will suffer because of how the country has handled the coronavirus outbreak.
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