The United States and its European allies have maintained a strong transatlantic relationship for more than half a century, even if Americans and Europeans have not always seen eye-to-eye on foreign policy issues.
A new Pew Research Center survey of 10 European nations finds a population looking inward.
At a time when Donald Trump is vowing to “make America great again,” Americans think the country already is pretty great – at least when compared with other nations. Our recent report on views of America’s Place in the World found that 72% think the United States is the world’s leading military power, while 54% say it is the top economic power.
Far more Americans continue to sympathize more with Israel (54%) than with the Palestinians (19%) in the Middle East dispute, according to our recent foreign policy survey. And half of Americans (50%) think a way can be found for Israel and an independent Palestinian state to coexist peacefully, while 42% say this is not possible. […]
Some of the starkest divisions are on fundamental questions relating to the U.S.’s role in the world.
Trump supporters have a distinct approach to global affairs.
Most Americans say it would be better if the U.S. just dealt with its own problems and let other countries deal with their own problems as best they can.
Although Clinton and Sanders have both come out against TPP, majorities of their supporters believe trade deals have been good for the country.
A Pew Research Center spring 2015 survey found that Pakistanis were extremely critical of these terrorist organizations and supported government action to fight extremists.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s tour of the United States comes at a time of many tensions between the two nations. Our surveys capture American public opinion toward China, and Chinese public opinion toward the U.S.