Across 19 advanced economies surveyed by Pew Research Center this spring, a median of 65% say they have a favorable view of the UN.
Despite the many depressing stories dominating the international news cycle, there is also a note of positivity among survey respondents in views of the UN, the benefits of international cooperation for solving problems and the importance of common values for bringing nations together.
Citizens offer mixed reviews of how their societies have responded to climate change, and many question the efficacy of international efforts to stave off a global environmental crisis.
Support for international cooperation can vary significantly depending on the amount of trust that people tend to place in others.
The United Nations is broadly credited with promoting peace and human rights as younger adults are more supportive of cooperation with other countries.
As leaders meet for the General Assembly, the United Nations has a mostly positive international image. Read key facts about how people worldwide view the UN.
Majorities or pluralities in 17 of 19 countries we surveyed have a positive view of the United Nations.
Survey Report As the United Nations opens its 68th General Assembly session, publics around the world continue to have a positive impression of the international organization. Clear majorities in 22 of the 39 countries surveyed say they have a favorable view of the UN, including thumbs-up from Security Council permanent members Britain, France and the […]
Report Summary Despite signs of growing isolationism in the United States, Americans as a whole continue to express strong support for the United Nations. To a public increasingly pre-occupied with domestic concerns, the United Nations is seen as a means of carrying the burdens and sharing the costs of global leadership. The world organization is […]