U.S. Image Plummets Internationally as Most Say Country Has Handled Coronavirus Badly
In several countries, favorable views of the U.S. are at their lowest point since the Center began polling on this topic two decades ago.
Most Approve of National Response to COVID-19 in 14 Advanced Economies
The pandemic has had a divisive effect on a sense of national unity in many of the countries surveyed: A median of 46% feel more national unity now than before the coronavirus outbreak, while 48% think divisions have grown.
75% of Americans say it’s likely that Russia or other governments will try to influence 2020 election
Americans are now more likely to expect foreign election interference than they were in October 2018, when 67% expected it.
Globally, views of foreign direct investment vary depending on type of investment
People in many countries support foreign companies building factories in their own nation. But fewer support foreign firms buying domestic ones.
Many around the world were pessimistic about inequality even before pandemic
Across 34 countries, a median of 65% said in 2019 they felt pessimistic about reducing the gap between the rich and poor in their country.
Outside U.S., Floyd’s killing and protests sparked discussion on legislators’ Twitter accounts
Many legislators in four English-speaking countries directly addressed George Floyd’s killing and the subsequent protests on Twitter.
Americans Fault China for Its Role in the Spread of COVID-19
Unfavorable views of China reach new historic high, and a majority supports taking a tougher stand on human rights.
Americans Give Higher Ratings to South Korea and Germany Than U.S. for Dealing With Coronavirus
U.S. adults give high marks to South Korea and Germany’s pandemic responses. In contrast, most believe China has done an only fair or poor job.
For Global Legislators on Twitter, an Engaged Minority Creates Outsize Share of Content
Although most national officials use the platform, their posts receive only a small number of likes and retweets.
U.S. Views of China Increasingly Negative Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Republicans are more negative than Democrats toward China, though unfavorable ratings have climbed among both parties.
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