Concerns about racial and ethnic discrimination are widespread in most of the 17 advanced economies surveyed this spring.
The U.S. is seen positively in advanced economies for its technology, entertainment, military and universities, but negatively for its health care system, discrimination and the state of its democracy.
While Americans see some aspects of U.S. power more positively than people elsewhere, they offer more negative views in other areas.
Recent surveys have documented how people around the world view the issue of climate change and international responses.
Dissatisfaction with the functioning of democracy is linked to concerns about the economy, the pandemic and social divisions.
New findings reveal exactly how the United States is more divided than the other 16 advanced economies surveyed.
Wide majorities in most of the 17 advanced economies surveyed say having people of many different backgrounds improves their society, but most also see conflicts between partisan, racial and ethnic groups.
Germany’s pandemic response and its role in the EU are also rated positively.
During Merkel’s tenure, Germans have generally had more favorable views of their economy than other Europeans and Americans had of their own.
A median of 67% in 17 publics express a favorable opinion of the UN, compared with a median of 29% who have an unfavorable opinion.