As daunting challenges from Russia, China and a flagging global economy ripple across the world, Americans and Germans continue to say that relations between their countries are good. Most Americans and Germans continue to see each other as partners on protecting European security, and publics in each country are willing to support using military action to protect themselves and their allies.
A median of 69% of adults across 19 countries surveyed have a favorable opinion of the EU, while 27% have an unfavorable opinion.
Populists in Europe – especially those on the right – have increased their vote shares in recent elections
Elections in Italy and Sweden have underscored the growing electoral strength that populist parties have displayed in Europe in recent years.
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.
Favorable opinions of Russia and Putin have declined sharply among Europe’s populists following Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine.
Americans express less concern than in the spring about Ukraine being defeated by Russia and about the war expanding into other countries.
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.
Here’s how people in the U.S. and elsewhere have viewed the troop evacuation and its aftermath, and their broader attitudes about the war.