The U.S. receives more positive marks than China in 21 countries surveyed, while China fares better than the U.S. in seven countries.
Views of the U.S. are favorable across many of the 33 countries we surveyed in 2019, although confidence in U.S. President Donald Trump is low.
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.
The U.S. stands out to many around the world as the country their nation can rely on most. But substantial shares in some countries see it as their greatest threat.
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.
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.
Across 25 countries surveyed in 2018, at least a plurality of respondents in nine nations have favorable views of both the U.S. and China.
While 64% of Americans have a favorable opinion of the Israeli people, fewer than half view the Israeli government favorably. There are wide partisan gaps in opinions of Israelis and Palestinians.
Majorities of Americans foresee widening income gaps, tougher financial times for older Americans and intensifying political divisions.
When Americans peer 30 years into the future, they see a country in decline economically, politically and on the world stage.