Americans See Spread of Disease as Top International Threat, Along With Terrorism, Nuclear Weapons, Cyberattacks
Most say cooperation with other countries is important in dealing with global threats, especially on the spread of infectious diseases.
Use our Global Indicators Database to analyze international public opinion
Our Global Indicators Database serves as a repository of data on global views about international and domestic politics, economics and other topics.
Americans and Germans Differ in Their Views of Each Other and the World
Political divides on both sides of the Atlantic continue to shape attitudes about relations with other nations, perceptions about defense spending and Americans’ and Germans’ views of each other.
Around the world, more see the U.S. positively than China, but little confidence in Trump or Xi
The U.S. receives more positive marks than China in 21 countries surveyed, while China fares better than the U.S. in seven countries.
Trump Ratings Remain Low Around Globe, While Views of U.S. Stay Mostly Favorable
President Trump and his policies continue to receive negative reviews from people worldwide, with a lack of confidence in his leadership especially common in Western Europe. While views of the U.S. are positive overall, they vary widely among some of its key allies.
19 striking findings from 2019
Every year, we publish hundreds of reports, blog posts, digital essays and other studies. Here are some of our most noteworthy findings from the past year.
People around the globe are divided in their opinions of China
Negative views of China predominate in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe. China also receives unfavorable marks from many neighbors in the Asia-Pacific region.
China’s Economic Growth Mostly Welcomed in Emerging Markets, but Neighbors Wary of Its Influence
More countries still name the U.S. as the foremost economic power than say the same of China. And, even in nations that welcome China’s economic growth, few feel similarly about its growing military might.
Despite some improvements, Americans and Germans remain far apart in views of bilateral relations
Americans and Germans continue to have notably different perspectives on the relationship between their countries.
U.S. Views of China Turn Sharply Negative Amid Trade Tensions
Unfavorable opinion of China in the U.S. is at its highest level in 14 years of polling. Americans also increasingly see China as a threat, and more than half see friction in the current bilateral economic relationship.
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