President Obama meets with his Canadian and Mexican counterparts at a time when the U.S. public has a positive view of Canada, but more lukewarm feelings toward Mexico.
Americans have strongly favorable views of some allies and negative opinions about a range of others. Some of this is driven by U.S. partisan politics. And history suggests all such opinions are subject to change.
Two-thirds of Mexicans have a favorable opinion of the U.S and about half express confidence in President Obama. Fewer Mexicans say they see a better life in the U.S., but 35% say they would migrate.
As Felipe Calderón’s term as Mexico’s president draws to a close, Mexicans continue to strongly back his policy of deploying the military to combat the country’s powerful drug cartels, despite public unease about the moral cost of the drug war.
This infographic is based on data from the Pew Forum’s December 2011 demographic study Global Christianity: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World’s Christian Population.
Less than half of Mexicans believe that their government is making progress in its campaign against the nation's drug cartels, according to a new survey. But a big majority still supports the government's use of the army to fight drug traffickers.
A survey of Mexico finds most dissatisfied with the direction of their country. Overwhelming numbers describe the economy, crime, drugs and corruption as very big problems. Many believe there is a better life in the U.S., would migrate if they had the chance, and would do so without authorization.