Americans give their country comparatively low marks for its handling of the pandemic – and people in other nations tend to agree.
The United Nations is broadly credited with promoting peace and human rights as younger adults are more supportive of cooperation with other countries.
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.
The spread of infectious diseases is the top concern in the U.S., UK, Japan and South Korea as global economic concerns grow.
Assessments of national economies have seen swift downturns in many countries, and few see improvements anytime soon.
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 have long held more unfavorable views of China than Democrats, but such views have climbed among both parties over the past year.
Unfavorable views of China reach new historic high, and a majority supports taking a tougher stand on human rights.
Americans' views of how well the World Health Organization has dealt with the outbreak are sharply divided along partisan lines.
Americans expect China’s international reputation will suffer because of how the country has handled the coronavirus outbreak.