Little Support for Terrorism Among Muslim Americans
Recent events have raised questions about the threat of homegrown terrorism in the U.S., but survey results show that Muslim Americans overwhelmingly reject extremism.
Negative Views of U.S. Unchanged in Turkey
But Some Signs of Improvement
Global Warming Seen as a Major Problem Around the World Less Concern in the U.S., China and Russia
Less Concern in the U.S., China and Russia
Europeans and Americans Share Concerns About Iran’s Nuclear Program
Russians Less Worried
Obama Popular in Japan, China and South Korea
But Only Modest Improvements in U.S. Image
Americans and Western Europeans Agree on Afghanistan-Pakistan Extremist Threat
Consensus Despite Divisions on Afghan War
End of Communism Cheered but Now with More Reservations
Publics of former Iron Curtain countries generally look back approvingly at the collapse of communism. Majorities in most former Soviet republics and Eastern European countries endorse the emergence of democracy and capitalism. However, the initial enthusiasm about these changes has dimmed in most of the countries surveyed.
Obama’s Nobel Prize
The Peace Prize award is another sign of the president’s international appeal; his election lifted America’s image around the globe
Most Mexicans See Better Life in U.S. – One-In-Three Would Migrate
Troubled by Crime, the Economy, Drugs and Corruption
Obama Addresses More Popular U.N.
Ratings Improved the Most in the U.S.
U.S. Image Improved in Canada
But Many Differ With Obama on Afghanistan
Declining Support for bin Laden and Suicide Bombing
Many fewer among Muslim publics express confidence in bin Laden or support violence against civilians in defense of Islam
Few in NATO Support Call For Additional Forces in Afghanistan
Troop increases may face considerable opposition in many NATO countries, which were opposed to Obama?s original call for more forces
Pakistani Public Opinion
Pakistani public opinion has turned against al Qaeda and the Taliban, and no fewer than 69% of those polled express worry that extremists will take control of the nation. Ratings for President Asif Ali Zardari have also plummeted, as Pakistanis see their country in crisis.
Obamamania Missing in Muslim World
Only Modest Changes in U.S. Image in Predominantly Muslim Countries
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.
Positive Aspects of U.S. Image
Certain Elements of America’s Image are Broadly Popular
Obama Unlikely to Find a Quick Fix for U.S. Global Image
President Will Face Challenges on Economic Crisis, Other Issues
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 […]
Few in Pakistan Support Extremists
But Few Favor Military Confrontation
A Crisis of Confidence in Capitalism?
The Global Middle Class
Views on Democracy, Religion, Values, and Life Satisfaction in Emerging Nations
Views of Venezuela’s Chavez Have Hardened in the Region — and at Home
Venezuelan President’s Popularity Has Declined in Latin America
Ideological Gaps Over Israel on Both Sides of Atlantic
The American public has long expressed strong support for Israel. In a survey conducted earlier this month during the conflict in the Gaza Strip, 49% of Americans said they sympathized more with Israel in its dispute with the Palestinians, while just 11% sympathized more with the Palestinians and 15% said they sympathized with neither side. […]
As Obama Takes Office, Global Press Turns to Regional Concerns
by Richard Wike, Associate Director, Pew Global Attitudes Project, and Michael Remez, Senior Writer, Pew Research Center for the People & the Press The celebratory tone that characterized international media coverage of Barack Obama’s historic election victory was again pervasive in many of the stories about his inauguration as the 44th American president. “History was […]
European Worries About Reliance on Russian Energy Were Already High
by Erin Carriere-Kretschmer, Senior Research Associate, Pew Global Attitudes Project and Katie Holzwart, Research Analyst, Pew Global Attitudes Project As Russian and Ukrainian leaders squabbled over gas supplies in late 2008 and early 2009, Eastern Europeans farther down the pipeline went without heat. European Commissioner Jose Manuel Barroso called the dispute “most unacceptable and incredible,” […]
Before Israel’s Invasion, Hamas Popularity Was Waning Among Its Neighbors — Even in Gaza Itself
by Richard Wike, Associate Director, Pew Global Attitudes Project In the Middle East and elsewhere, Muslim reaction to the Israeli offensive in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip has been swift and angry, with protests in Amman, Beirut, Istanbul, Tehran, Jakarta, and several other capitals. Palestinians in East Jerusalem and in the West Bank, where Hamas rival […]