Americans’ views of Asia-Pacific nations have not changed since 2018 – with the exception of China
As Americans eye the Asia-Pacific region, they see a mix of friends and some foes, according to a new survey conducted Feb. 1-7, 2021.
Pressing China on human rights – even if it hurts economic relations – has Americans’ bipartisan support
Unlike with other China-related issues, there is little partisan difference on this question, a February survey found.
In their own words: What Americans think about China
Americans’ opinions of China have soured in recent years. But what are Americans thinking about when they say they have a negative view of China?
Most Americans Support Tough Stance Toward China on Human Rights, Economic Issues
Fewer adults have confidence in Joe Biden to handle the U.S.-China relationship than other foreign policy issues.
Even before Capitol riot, most people in Germany, France and the UK had concerns about U.S. political system
Majorities in all three countries said in a fall 2020 survey that the U.S. system needs either major changes or to be completely reformed.
Views of Russia and Putin remain negative across 14 nations
A median of 66% of adults in 14 countries express an unfavorable view of Russia, with majorities in 12 of the countries holding that view.
Iran widely criticized in 14 advanced economies
A median of about seven-in-ten people in 14 countries expressed unfavorable views of Iran, while only about two-in-ten hold a favorable view.
The Trump era has seen a decline in America’s global reputation
In international surveys, Donald Trump has generally received lower ratings than either of his two predecessors.
Negative views of both U.S. and China abound across advanced economies amid COVID-19
Few in 14 advanced countries have confidence in either Xi or Trump, and many are critical of how both countries have handled the coronavirus outbreak.
Unfavorable Views of China Reach Historic Highs in Many Countries
Across 14 advanced nations, a median of 61% say China has done a bad job in handling the coronavirus outbreak. And at least seven-in-ten in each of these countries have little or no confidence in President Xi Jinping.
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