Favorable Views of U.S. Continue in Canada, Europe, Asia

(4 July 2016). Opinions of the U.S. continue to be largely positive among publics in Europe and Asia, as well as Canada, according to surveys conducted by the Pew Research Center in April and May 2016. Results of the surveys from 15 countries, reported last week, also show more residents consider the U.S. the world’s leading economic power in the world, eclipsing China in most nations polled.

The Pew surveys report majorities of publics in […]

Iraqi Attitudes, News Sources Explored at First Monday Forum

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Update, 23 July 2016. A report and link to a video of the meeting are available on the Public Diplomacy Council Web site.

(27 June 2016). Two experts on public attitudes and media behavior in Iraq will examine changes in public opinion in that country, as well as ways people in Iraq get their news at the next First Monday Forum, 11 July […]

Pew Surveys: Global U.S. Favorability Remains Solid

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27 June 2015. Surveys in 40 countries show publics worldwide continue to hold a favorable opinion of the United States as well as confidence in President Obama. The polls were conducted by the Pew Research Center, largely in the Spring of 2015, that include items on political, economic, military, and human rights issues about the U.S. and other countries.

The overall image of the U.S. remains positive, with a median of […]

USC Center Holding Public Diplomacy Evaluation Workshop

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4 April 2015. The USC Center on Public Diplomacy is offering a workshop on evaluation of public diplomacy outcomes, 18-20 May 2015, at USC Center’s offices at 701 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. in Washington, D.C. The workshop — Effective Public Diplomacy: Evaluation and Impact — aims to address the challenge of understanding and connecting assessments to audience awareness and attitudes related to public diplomacy.

The workshop is designed to give participants a working […]

Worldwide Disapproval for U.S. Eavesdropping and Drones, but Approval Stays High

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19 July 2014. Surveys in 44 countries conducted by the Pew Research Global Attitudes Project show widespread opposition to U.S. eavesdropping and use of drone attacks, as well as a decline in the opinion that the U.S. government respects the freedoms of its citizens. Nonetheless, overall opinions of the U.S. remain largely favorable in the countries surveyed.

Majorities in nearly all countries polled oppose monitoring by the U.S. government of […]

World Opinion on U.S. Leadership Improves in 2013, but Still Down from 2009


26 May 2014. Surveys in 130 countries through 2013 show world opinion about U.S. leadership rebounded last year from 2012, but levels were generally lower than the start of the Obama administration in 2009. The findings were contained in the fifth annual U.S. Global Leadership Report, compiled and published by Gallup and Meridian International Center. Excerpts from the report, released in April 2014, follow.

Median approval of U.S. leadership across these 130 countries […]