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Europeans still Positive about EU Enlargement but Anxious about Impact on Jobs
When voters in France and the Netherlands rejected a proposed European constitution in nearly back-to-back votes last spring, the European project of political and economic union seemed to have hit a dead-end. Shocked EU ...
British and Canadians Criticize Leaders for Following U.S. Lead
Two of President Bush’s closest allies—Great Britain’s Tony Blair and Canada’s Stephen Harper—have alienated voters by seeming to follow the United States’ lead on policy toward the Middle East. Majorities in both nations ...
Global Poll Finds Iran Viewed Negatively: US Continues to Get Low Marks Views of China, Russia, France Down Sharply Europe and Japan Viewed Most Positively
A major BBC World Service poll exploring how people in 33 countries view various countries found not a single country where a majority has a positive view of Iran's role in the world (with the exception of Iranians themselves).
Americans and Russians Agree U.S. is No. 1, But Disagree on the Up and Comers
The United States is unquestionably the world’s dominant nation, Russians and Americans agree. But while Russians put themselves among today’s top three powers—and believe they will play a larger role in the future—Americans ...
Publics in Western Countries Disapprove of Muhammad Cartoons
An analysis of polls on the worldwide uproar over the publication of cartoons satirizing the Prophet Muhammad shows that the prevailing attitude across several Western nations--Norway, Britain, France, the United States ...
French Public Stands Behind Protests Against New Labor Law
With French young people in the streets protesting a new law that will allow employers to fire workers under age 26 without review, French public opinion polls indicate that the French public is largely standing behind the ...
Peruvians Unsympathetic to Chávez, Morales
Peruvians hold predominantly negative opinions about Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Bolivia’s Evo Morales and resent their comments about Peru’s presidential election. Few support following Bolivia’s lead and ...
New Poll Shows French and Germans more Sympathetic toward Israel
A poll by the Pew Global Attitudesproject shows that the French and Germans have become more sympathetic toward Israel since the Palestinians elected Hamas, a radical Islamic group that has refused to recognize Israel or ...
How Russians and Americans View Each Other, Themselves, China and Iran
WorldPublicOpinion.org, together with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, hosted a discussion on May 31, 2006, about the findings of its new poll of Russians and Americans. The following is an edited transcript. ...
Chinese Become Sharply Negative About U.S., Americans Mildly Negative About China: Both More Negative Than World Average
Over the last year the Chinese view of the US has gone from being slightly negative to sharply negative. Americans’ views of China have also worsened a bit, but only a modest majority have a negative view. Both publics ...