For the first time in six years, more people in America say that the U.S. – not China – is the world’s leading economic power, according to our new survey.
Ratings for the U.S. remain mostly positive, with a global median of 69% expressing a favorable view. Countries also express broad support for America’s military efforts against ISIS, but are critical of the U.S. government’s use of torture after 9/11.
The U.S. image abroad remains mostly positive, although it has suffered somewhat from negative views of post-9/11 interrogation methods. China also is seen positively, though not on the issue of protecting individual freedoms.
Our survey looks at the Ukraine-Russia conflict through the eyes of eight NATO countries and in Ukraine and Russia to gauge what ordinary people think about the crisis.
Not since the end of the Cold War has Russia loomed so large in German-American relations, due in large part to recent developments in Ukraine.