The Pontiff Visits a Country Where Negative Views of Christians and the West Are on the Rise
But Support for Terrorism and Anti-Semitism are Widespread
In Mid-East Conflicts, Americans Consistently Side with Israel
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.