Revelations in September 2013 that the U.S. government had monitored the private communications of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff had strained relations between the two countries.
Pew Research Center has been studying various dimensions of the issue. Here are some key findings from our public opinion surveys.
Global publics were asked whether the U.S. government’s alleged monitoring of communications from individuals suspected of terrorist activities, American citizens, citizens of the survey countries or the leaders of the survey countries is acceptable or unacceptable. Explore individual country responses with this interactive.
There is widespread opposition to U.S. eavesdropping and fewer now say the U.S. respects the personal freedoms of its people, but America is still popular around the world.
A plurality of Venezuelans (44%) prefer to have a closer relationship with the U.S. than existed during the presidency of Hugo Chavez.