U.S. adults give high marks to South Korea and Germany’s pandemic responses. In contrast, most believe China has done an only fair or poor job.
Germans are increasingly negative about their relationship with the U.S. Also, Germans are more comfortable than Americans with globalization.
Most say cooperation with other countries is important in dealing with global threats, especially on the spread of infectious diseases.
91% of EU students in primary and secondary school were studying English in 2017 – more than all other foreign languages learned combined.
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.
Majorities say the democratic principles tested on our survey are at least somewhat important. But often, underwhelming percentages describe democratic rights and institutions as very important.
72% of Americans say it is very or somewhat likely that Russia or other foreign governments will try to influence the November 2020 election.
NATO is generally seen in a positive light across countries in the alliance, but many express reservations about fulfilling Article 5’s collective defense obligations.
Globally, people tend to express little confidence in President Vladimir Putin’s ability to do the right thing regarding world affairs.
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.