There is widespread opposition to U.S. eavesdropping and fewer now say the U.S. respects the personal freedoms of its people, but America is still popular around the world.
Americans and Germans support the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), but both publics oppose many specific details of the initiative.
While publics around the world believe China’s economic power is rising, it has not led to more positive ratings for the country.
More than half of Americans say it's very important to be "tough" with China on economic and trade issues -- about as many who say "building a strong relationship" with China is very important.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s announcement March 15 that Japan will join negotiations to create a Trans-Pacific Partnership with the U.S. and other Pacific Basin nations won early support from the Japanese people, according to snap surveys following his statement.
The U.S. public wants Washington to ratchet up the pressure on Beijing, but history suggests that there are geo-political constraints to doing so.
As economic and geopolitical competition grows between the U.S. and China, Americans say they want to get tougher with China on economic issues and the Chinese hold a more negative view of relations with the U.S.
As China prepares for its once-in-a-decade change of leadership, the Chinese public is increasingly concerned about political corruption and inequality, and expresses reservations about China's relations with the United States.
Findings from the report, "Growing Concerns in China about Inequality, Corruption"
Following a year of tensions between their country and the United States, Pakistanis continue to hold highly unfavorable views of the U.S. and offer bleak assessments of the relationship between the two nations.