Unfavorable Views of China Reach Historic Highs in Many Countries
Across 14 advanced nations, a median of 61% say China has done a bad job in handling the coronavirus outbreak. And at least seven-in-ten in each of these countries have little or no confidence in President Xi Jinping.
In U.S. and UK, Globalization Leaves Some Feeling ‘Left Behind’ or ‘Swept Up’
Focus groups held across the two nations reveal the degree to which Americans and Britons see common challenges to local and national identity.
How people in 14 countries view the state of the world in 2020
2020 has been a year unlike any in recent memory. Here's what people in 14 countries say about the state of the world amid the pandemic.
International Cooperation Welcomed Across 14 Advanced Economies
The United Nations is broadly credited with promoting peace and human rights as younger adults are more supportive of cooperation with other countries.
U.S. Image Plummets Internationally as Most Say Country Has Handled Coronavirus Badly
In several countries, favorable views of the U.S. are at their lowest point since the Center began polling on this topic two decades ago.
In many countries, people are more negative about the economy amid COVID-19 than during Great Recession
A median of 80% across 10 countries now say their country’s economy is faring badly, compared with a median of 72% who said this in 2008-2009.
Despite Pandemic, Many Europeans Still See Climate Change as Greatest Threat to Their Countries
The spread of infectious diseases is the top concern in the U.S., UK, Japan and South Korea as global economic concerns grow.
Views of the economy have turned sharply negative in many countries amid COVID-19
Assessments of national economies have seen swift downturns in many countries, and few see improvements anytime soon.
Most Approve of National Response to COVID-19 in 14 Advanced Economies
The pandemic has had a divisive effect on a sense of national unity in many of the countries surveyed: A median of 46% feel more national unity now than before the coronavirus outbreak, while 48% think divisions have grown.
Globally, views of foreign direct investment vary depending on type of investment
People in many countries support foreign companies building factories in their own nation. But fewer support foreign firms buying domestic ones.
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