A large majority of foreign affairs experts say the U.S. is less respected abroad than in the past. Many Americans agree, to a lesser extent.
Japanese feel better about their economy than at any time in nearly two decades. But they also believe average people are worse off than before the Great Recession and worry about their children's futures.
On balance, people around the world continue to give the United States favorable ratings and say it respects the individual liberties of its people. More countries also prefer the U.S. as the world’s leading power over China. At the same time, many express frustration about America’s role in the world and say they have little confidence in President Donald Trump to do the right thing in world affairs
Donald Trump’s international image remains poor, and ratings for the U.S. have declined since his election. Yet most people around the world still want the U.S., not China, as the world's leading power.
Roughly seven-in-ten Russians say their government did not try to meddle in the U.S. presidential election in 2016. However, 85% say the U.S. tries to shape the internal affairs of other countries.
Amid tense relations between the U.S. and Mexico, one of the factors affecting the way Mexicans and Americans view each other is proximity to the border.
Filipinos have positive views of the U.S. and China and their respective leaders, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. They also approve of their own leader, President Rodrigo Duterte, and his war on drugs.
Nearly two-thirds of Mexicans express a negative opinion of the U.S., more than double the share in 2015. Mexicans are dissatisfied with their country’s direction and economy, and many are concerned about crime and corruption.
China is particularly well-liked in Latin America and the Middle East, while the U.S. fares better in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
Across 30 nations, a median of 38% now say U.S. power and influence poses a major threat to their country, up 13 percentage points from 2013.