Mar. 31, 2009

Obama Unlikely to Find a Quick Fix for U.S. Global Image

President Will Face Challenges on Economic Crisis, Other Issues

Mar. 26, 2009

Optimism and Obstacles for Obama in Europe

By Erin Carriere-Kretschmer, Senior Research Associate, Pew Global Attitudes Project On his first trip overseas, U.S. President Barack Obama intends to tackle the current global economic downturn and NATO commitments in Afghanistan, with stops in Britain, France, Germany, Czech Republic and Turkey. Public opinion polls suggest Obama may have reason to expect a mostly warm […]

Dec. 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.

Dec. 4, 2008

India

Global Optimism, Local Fears

Nov. 13, 2008

Global Media Celebrate Obama Victory – But Cautious Too

A Changed View of American Democracy

Oct. 7, 2008

Trickle-Down Global Economics

World Already Saw U.S. Influence as Negative

Jul. 2, 2008

U.S. Traveler Advisory

Where in the World is the Welcome Mat Still Out?

Jun. 12, 2008

Global Economic Gloom – China and India Notable Exceptions

The latest Pew Global Attitudes survey finds some encouraging signs for America’s global image for the first time this decade. Although views of the United States remain negative in much of the world, favorable ratings have increased modestly since 2007 in 10 of 21 countries where comparative data are available. Many people around the world are paying close attention to the U.S. presidential election.

May. 5, 2008

All the World’s a Stage

Views of the U.S. in the Muslim World (from The National Interest)

Nov. 1, 2007

Karen Hughes’ Uphill Battle

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

Oct. 25, 2007

Turkey and Its (Many) Discontents

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

Oct. 4, 2007

World Publics Welcome Global Trade — But Not Immigration

The publics of the world broadly embrace key tenets of economic globalization but fear the disruptions and downsides of participating in the global economy. In rich countries as well as poor ones, most people endorse free trade, multinational corporations and free markets. However, the latest Pew Global Attitudes survey of more than 45,000 people finds they are concerned about inequality, threats to their culture, threats to the environment and the threats posed by immigration. And there are signs that enthusiasm for economic globalization is waning in the West.

Aug. 8, 2007

Musharraf’s Support Shrinks, Even As More Pakistanis Reject Terrorism… and the U.S.

And Negative Views of Musharraf Are on the Rise

Jul. 24, 2007

A Rising Tide Lifts Mood in the Developing World

A 47-nation survey finds that as economic growth has surged in much of Latin America, East Europe and Asia over the past five years, people are expressing greater satisfaction with their personal lives, family incomes and national conditions. The picture is different in most advanced nations, where growth has been less robust and citizen satisfaction has changed little since 2002.Commentary

Jun. 27, 2007

Global Unease With Major World Powers

A 47-nation survey finds global public opinion increasingly wary of the world’s dominant nations and disapproving of their leaders. Anti-Americanism is extensive, as it has been for the past five years. At the same time, the image of China has slipped significantly among the publics of other major nations.

Mar. 14, 2007

America’s Image in the World: Findings from the Pew Global Attitudes Project

Remarks of Andrew Kohut to the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight

Dec. 20, 2006

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

Nov. 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

Nov. 16, 2006

Bush Visits Indonesia

President travels to a country with volatile views of U.S.

Jul. 26, 2006

Lebanon’s Muslims: Relatively Secular and Pro-Christian

But Support for Terrorism and Anti-Semitism are Widespread

Jun. 13, 2006

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.

May. 9, 2006

The Problem of American Exceptionalism

Our Values and Attitudes May Be Misunderstood, But They Have Consequences on the World Scene

Feb. 28, 2006

India: Pro-America, Pro-Bush

Bucking the Global Trend, U.S. Popularity Soared among Indians in ’05

Nov. 10, 2005

How the United States is Perceived in the Arab and Muslim Worlds

Testimony of Andrew Kohut, U.S. House International Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Jul. 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.

Jun. 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.

Jan. 24, 2005

Global Opinion: The Spread of Anti-Americanism

A review of Pew Global Attitudes Project findings

Mar. 16, 2004

A Year After Iraq War

A year after the war in Iraq, discontent with America and its policies has intensified rather than diminished. Opinion of the United States in France and Germany is at least as negative now as at the war’s conclusion, and British views are decidedly more critical. Perceptions of American unilateralism remain widespread in European and Muslim nations, and the war in Iraq has undermined America’s credibility abroad. Doubts about the motives behind the U.S.-led war on terrorism abound, and a growing percentage of Europeans want foreign policy and security arrangements independent from the United States. Across Europe, there is considerable support for the European Union to become as powerful as the United States.

Jan. 14, 2004

Americans and Canadians

The North American Not-so-odd Couple

Dec. 10, 2003

Anti-Americanism: Causes and Characteristics

Recent Commentary by Andrew Kohut