Majorities in all but one of 10 European countries had no confidence in Xi Jinping to do the right thing regarding world affairs in a 2018 survey.
A median of 52% across 26 countries consider North Korea’s nuclear program to be a major threat to their country.
People around the world agree that climate change poses a severe risk to their countries, according to a 26-nation survey conducted in spring 2018. Terrorism, specifically from ISIS, and cyberattacks are also seen by many as major security threats.
People around the world broadly think Russia plays a more important role in international affairs than it did a decade ago. But increased stature does not mean being better liked.
Americans have less positive views of China, with a growing share concerned about China’s economic strength instead of its military capabilities.
The global economic mood has improved in recent years, yet pessimism remains. Global publics are accepting of trade yet skeptical of its benefits.
At a time of rising tensions between their countries, people in the United States and Germany express increasingly divergent views about the status of their decades-long partnership.
People in Russia, India and Germany stand out for being more likely than those in other countries to say their country is playing a bigger role in world affairs.
Americans’ views of Russia have declined in the past year, as have Russians’ views of the United States. See six charts on public opinion about the relationship between the two nations.
Donald Trump’s international image remains poor, and ratings for the U.S. have declined since his election. Yet most people around the world still want the U.S., not China, as the world's leading power.