In the U.S., support for restoring ties with Cuba rose across nearly all partisan groups, as the two countries moved this week to end more than 50 years of diplomatic conflict.
Our most recent survey of 40 countries from around the world included a number of questions about Obama and his handling of major international issues.
While Americans favor the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), they are among the least likely to support it in the nine TPP nations surveyed.
Publics of key NATO member nations blame Russia for the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, but few support sending arms to Ukraine. And half of Russians see NATO as a military threat, while Ukrainians favor joining NATO.
Americans continue to support U.S. drone strikes targeting extremists in countries such as Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, despite ongoing concerns that drone attacks endanger lives of innocent civilians.
The U.S. dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki has long divided Americans and Japanese: 56% of Americans say it was justified, versus 14% of Japanese.
A 2014 Pew Research Center survey of 43 countries showed that a median of 65% of people in Latin America had a positive view of the U.S.
While Americans and Japanese trust each other, both are wary of China, and they differ in their views of what role Japan's military should play.
More Americans approve (49%) than disapprove (40%) of the U.S. negotiating directly with Iran over its nuclear program. But most are skeptical of whether Iranian leaders are serious about the issue.
Polls show an American public that is deeply skeptical of an agreement and shows little trust in Iran's leadership.