MultimediaJuly 23, 2009

2009 Press Conference: Part 3

Andrew Kohut: (2 of 3)

MultimediaJuly 23, 2009

2009 Press Conference: Part 2

Andrew Kohut: (1 of 3)

MultimediaJuly 23, 2009

2009 Press Conference: Part 1

Introduction: Don Kimmelman

MultimediaJuly 23, 2009

U.S. Favorability in Western Europe

The image of the United States has improved markedly in most parts of the world reflecting global confidence in Barack Obama. In many countries, opinions of the U.S. are now about as positive as they were at the beginning of the decade before George W. Bush took office.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 23, 2009

Confidence in Obama Lifts U.S. Image Around the World

The image of the United States has improved markedly in most parts of the world reflecting global confidence in Barack Obama. In many countries, opinions of the U.S. are now about as positive as they were at the beginning of the decade before George W. Bush took office.

MultimediaJuly 23, 2009

Pew Global Attitudes Project Press Conference Video National Press Club (7/23/09)

Introduction by Donald Kimelman of The Pew Charitable Trusts. (2:17 video) Opening remarks by Andrew Kohut, President of Pew Research Center, on how global public opinion of the United States has changed since Barack Obama took office. (9:56 video) Remarks by Andrew Kohut, President of Pew Research Center, on views of the global recession, trade, […]

MultimediaJuly 23, 2009

Lessons from the 2009 Global Attitudes Survey

EVENT TRANSCRIPT At a briefing for journalists at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on July 23, 2009, Pew Research Center President Andrew Kohut, joined by Pew Global Attitudes Project co-chairs former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and former Sen. John C. Danforth, described the major findings from the latest Pew Global […]

CommentaryApril 3, 2009

Positive Aspects of U.S. Image

Certain Elements of America’s Image are Broadly Popular

CommentaryMarch 31, 2009

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

President Will Face Challenges on Economic Crisis, Other Issues

CommentaryMarch 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 […]

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.

CommentaryDecember 4, 2008

India

Global Optimism, Local Fears

CommentaryNovember 13, 2008

Global Media Celebrate Obama Victory – But Cautious Too

A Changed View of American Democracy

CommentaryOctober 7, 2008

Trickle-Down Global Economics

World Already Saw U.S. Influence as Negative

CommentaryJuly 2, 2008

U.S. Traveler Advisory

Where in the World is the Welcome Mat Still Out?

Multi-section ReportsJune 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.

CommentaryMay 5, 2008

All the World’s a Stage

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

CommentaryNovember 1, 2007

Karen Hughes’ Uphill Battle

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

CommentaryOctober 25, 2007

Turkey and Its (Many) Discontents

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

Multi-section ReportsOctober 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.

CommentaryAugust 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

Multi-section ReportsJuly 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.

Multi-section ReportsJune 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.

CommentaryMarch 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

CommentaryDecember 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

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

CommentaryNovember 16, 2006

Bush Visits Indonesia

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

CommentaryJuly 26, 2006

Lebanon’s Muslims: Relatively Secular and Pro-Christian

But Support for Terrorism and Anti-Semitism are Widespread

Multi-section ReportsJune 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.

CommentaryMay 9, 2006

The Problem of American Exceptionalism

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