Globally, people tend to express little confidence in President Vladimir Putin’s ability to do the right thing regarding world affairs.
Most across the Middle East and in the U.S. lack confidence in Mohammed bin Salman to do the right thing regarding world affairs.
President Trump and his policies continue to receive negative reviews from people worldwide, with a lack of confidence in his leadership especially common in Western Europe. While views of the U.S. are positive overall, they vary widely among some of its key allies.
More countries still name the U.S. as the foremost economic power than say the same of China. And, even in nations that welcome China’s economic growth, few feel similarly about its growing military might.
Across 25 countries surveyed in 2018, at least a plurality of respondents in nine nations have favorable views of both the U.S. and China.
Most Indians are satisfied with their country's direction and the economic prospects of the next generation despite dissatisfaction over issues including unemployment and the efficacy of elections.
Americans and Germans have vastly different opinions of their relationship, but they tend to agree on issues such as cooperation with other European allies and support for NATO.
Only a third of Venezuelans trust their national government. Venezuelans’ evaluations of their national economy have worsened since 2013.
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.