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.
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.
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.
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.
A new Pew Research Center survey finds widespread opposition around the world to U.S. eavesdropping. Still, America’s overall image remains mostly positive. Here are five key takeaways.
Revelations about the scope of American electronic surveillance efforts have generated headlines around the world. A new Pew Research Center survey finds widespread decline in the view that the U.S. respects the personal freedoms of its people. But in most countries there is little evidence this opposition has severely harmed America’s overall image.
As Americans prepare to celebrate July 4th, 58% consider the U.S. to be one of the greatest countries in the world, but that number has declined 10 points since 2011.
As the Tiananmen protests unfolded in 1989, most Americans wanted to show support for the pro-democracy movement. But in the years since, economic ties and economic competition have become the dominant topics between the two nations, while at the same time the relationship has become more distrustful.
President Obama's trip to Asia this week comes at a time when many U.S. allies in the region are concerned about China's intentions.