19 Nation Poll on Global Issues: World Public Opinion Says World Not Going in Right Direction; Linked to Widespread Negative Views of US Influence
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A majority of people in the world do not feel the world is going in the right direction, a view strongly linked to the view--held by a majority--that the United States is not having a positive influence in the world. A majority views globalization positively, but majorities--especially in rich countries--say that the rich are not playing fair in trade negotiations with poor countries. In most countries the UN is well trusted.