When President Barack Obama travels to Kenya and Ethiopia later this week, he will likely receive a warm public reception. Obama, whose father was Kenyan, is very popular in both countries, as well as in many other nations in sub-Saharan Africa. But it’s not just Obama – as Pew Research Center surveys have shown over the years, the United States consistently receives high marks throughout the region.
Nearly a year after the United States launched its first airstrikes against ISIS, the public remains broadly supportive of the military campaign.
More Americans disapprove than approve of the deal struck last week by the U.S., Iran and five other nations to limit Iran’s nuclear program. Americans also have little confidence that Iran’s leaders will uphold their side of the agreement.
A new 40-nation Pew Research Center survey finds that concern over Iran’s nuclear program is greater in the United States and Israel than among other global publics.
Republicans have become much stronger backers of Israel than Democrats over the years, yet American Jews have remained Democrats for the most part, writes Andrew Kohut.
More Americans approve (49%) than disapprove (40%) of the U.S. negotiating directly with Iran over its nuclear program. But most are skeptical of whether Iranian leaders are serious about the issue.
Polls show an American public that is deeply skeptical of an agreement and shows little trust in Iran's leadership.
Four-in-ten (38%) have a favorable view of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, compared with 27% who hold an unfavorable view. But 35% express no opinion, including many (23%) who have never heard of him.
About twice as many Americans approve (63%) as disapprove (30%) of the U.S. military campaign against ISIS. While the idea of sending ground troops is more divisive, it draws higher support than it did four months ago.
The horrific murder of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh has generated shock and outrage around the globe. And if recent history is a guide, this brutal act will only deepen opposition to ISIS, and to violent extremism more generally, in Jordan and other predominantly Muslim nations.