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Back issues of PDAA Today, PDAA’s quarterly print newsletter are now online and available for download.

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

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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 […]

John Zogby Discusses Strategies to Engage Millenials at PDAA, AFSA Forum [UPDATED]

UPDATE 2: A little snow won’t stop us. The forum with John Zogby is still on for Tuesday, March 4.

UPDATE 1: New date and time for the event.

Pollster and political analyst John Zogby will examine attitudes of young Americans and offer ideas about harnessing their talents for global engagement at a discussion forum sponsored by PDAA and American Foreign Service Association (AFSA). The forum takes place on Tuesday, March 4, at […]

Pew Survey: Muslim Publics Concerned About Extremism

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Concern about Islamic extremism remains widespread among Muslims from South Asia to the Middle East to sub-Saharan Africa. Across 11 Muslim publics surveyed by the Pew Research Center, a median of 67% say they are somewhat or very concerned about Islamic extremism. In five countries – Pakistan, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkey and Indonesia – Muslim worries about extremism have increased in the past year.

Against this backdrop, extremist groups, including al Qaeda, garner little […]

Public Diplomacy by the Numbers, 2012-2013

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Reports from multi-national opinion surveys on U.S. standing and related issues

Pew Global Attitudes Project: China Seen as Rising Power, but U.S. Viewed More Favorably. Released 18 July 2013

Publics around the world believe the global balance of power is shifting. China’s economic power is on the rise, and many think it will eventually supplant the United States as the world’s dominant superpower.

However, China’s increasing power has not led to more positive […]

Public Diplomacy by the Numbers, 2011

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Reports from multi-national opinion surveys on U.S. standing and related issues

The 2011 Arab Public Opinion Poll: Favorable views of the U.S. increase, but Turkey viewed as the big winner of the Arab Spring. Released 21 November 2011

While a majority of Arabs polled continue to express unfavorable views of the United States (59%) the number of those who have favorable views of the US has increased from 10% in 2010 to 26% […]