New UN Chief Heads an Organization That Faces Both Skepticism and Support
Surveys in 15 Countries Find Most Have Favorable Views of the Agency – Though Not in the Middle East
Turkey: Troubled Terrain for Pope Benedict
The Pontiff Visits a Country Where Negative Views of Christians and the West Are on the Rise
Bush Visits Indonesia
President travels to a country with volatile views of U.S.
Publics of Asian Powers Hold Negative Views of One Another
China’s Neighbors Worry About Its Growing Military Strength
Lebanon’s Muslims: Relatively Secular and Pro-Christian
But Support for Terrorism and Anti-Semitism are Widespread
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.
America’s Image Slips, But Allies Share U.S. Concerns Over Iran, Hamas
America’s global image has again slipped and support for the war on terrorism has declined even among close U.S. allies like Japan. The war in Iraq is a continuing drag on opinions of the United States, not only in predominantly Muslim countries but in Europe and Asia as well. And despite growing concern over Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the U.S. presence in Iraq is cited at least as often as Iran – and in many countries much more often – as a danger to world peace.
The Problem of American Exceptionalism
Our Values and Attitudes May Be Misunderstood, But They Have Consequences on the World Scene
India: Pro-America, Pro-Bush
Bucking the Global Trend, U.S. Popularity Soared among Indians in ’05