Majority of Americans Confident in Biden’s Handling of Foreign Policy as Term Begins
The public is sharply divided by party, even as most support international cooperation and large majorities say it is important that the U.S. is respected around the world.
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.
Majorities in the European Union Have Favorable Views of the Bloc
A median of 66% across eight EU member nations rated the organization positively this summer.
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.
Confidence in Merkel is at all-time high in several countries during her last full year in office
A median of 75% across 14 surveyed countries say they have confidence in German Chancellor Angela Merkel to do the right thing regarding world affairs.
U.S. Image Plummets Internationally as Most Say Country Has Handled Coronavirus Badly
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.
Outside U.S., Floyd’s killing and protests sparked discussion on legislators’ Twitter accounts
Many legislators in four English-speaking countries directly addressed George Floyd’s killing and the subsequent protests on Twitter.
Fast facts about how Americans and Germans see security issues amid Trump’s plan to reduce troop levels
Americans are much more likely than Germans to see U.S. bases in Germany as important for their country’s national security.
For Global Legislators on Twitter, an Engaged Minority Creates Outsize Share of Content
Although most national officials use the platform, their posts receive only a small number of likes and retweets.
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