Multi-section ReportsJuly 21, 2011

Muslim-Western Tensions Persist

Muslim and Western publics continue to largely agree that relations between them are poor, and disagree about who is at fault – Muslims largely blame Westerners, while those in the West generally blame Muslims. However, in both Western and predominantly Muslim nations, there is a shared concern about the threat posed by Islamic extremism.

CommentaryDecember 18, 2008

Global Public Opinion in the Bush Years (2001-2008)

Once he takes office, President-elect Barack Obama will have to navigate a world that has grown highly critical of the United States. Since 2001, the Pew Global Attitudes Project has documented a decline in America’s international image amid widespread opposition to U.S. foreign policy.

CommentaryNovember 1, 2007

Karen Hughes’ Uphill Battle

Foreign Policy, Not Public Diplomacy, Mostly Determines How the World Views America

CommentaryOctober 30, 2007

Widespread Negativity: Muslims Distrust Westerners More than Vice Versa

Westerners and Muslims Associate a Variety of Negative Traits With One Another

CommentaryOctober 25, 2007

Turkey and Its (Many) Discontents

The Turkish Public’s Opinions of America Have Hit Rock Bottom

CommentaryNovember 27, 2006

Turkey: Troubled Terrain for Pope Benedict

The Pontiff Visits a Country Where Negative Views of Christians and the West Are on the Rise

CommentaryAugust 17, 2006

The French-Muslim Connection

Is France Doing a Better Job of Integration than Its Critics?

CommentaryJuly 18, 2006

Islam and the West: Searching for Common Ground

Remarks of Andrew Kohut to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing

Multi-section ReportsJune 22, 2006

The Great Divide: How Westerners and Muslims View Each Other

After a year marked by riots over cartoon portrayals of Muhammad, a major terrorist attack in London, and continuing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, most Muslims and Westerners see relations between them as generally bad.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 14, 2005

Islamic Extremism: Common Concern for Muslim and Western Publics

Concerns over Islamic extremism, extensive in the West even before this month’s terrorist attacks in London, are shared to a considerable degree by the publics in several predominantly Muslim nations surveyed.

Multi-section ReportsJune 23, 2005

U.S. Image Up Slightly, But Still Negative

Anti-Americanism in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, which surged as a result of the U.S. war in Iraq, shows modest signs of abating. But the United States remains broadly disliked in most countries surveyed, and the opinion of the American people is not as positive as it once was.