Pew Survey: Discontent with Global Leaders Grows

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Although anti-Americanism is still extensive, the image of other world powers is falling as well, a new global opinion survey finds.

"There's not much comfort with the global powers-that-be," Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center, tells Robert Siegel.

Each year since 2002, Pew Research Center has conducted worldwide polling to gauge attitudes about the United States, other countries and issues of global concern. The results of the 2007 Pew Global Attitudes survey are based on 45,000 in-depth interviews conducted in 47 countries.

In the current survey, favorable ratings of America are lower in 26 of 33 countries for which trends are available. The image of China, too, is slipping among most advanced nations, while the survey found a mixed review of Russia.

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Posted June 28, 2007 at 7:01 am

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1. Tom Roberts wrote:

I lack confidence that any mortal can be a Global Leader.

John Edwards would always look good while trying, on the other hand.

June 28, 7:55 am | [comment link]
2. libraryjim wrote:

Yeah, Tom, it’s those thousand dollar suits and $400 haircuts, plus being able to retreat to a luxurious ocean front or mountain top mansion.  wink

“The world is a dangerous place to live — not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”—Albert Einstein

June 28, 3:36 pm | [comment link]
3. Harvey wrote:

Over sixty years ago it seemed America could do no wrong.  At least the majority of world leaders seemed to think this way.  But things have changed haven’t they?.

June 28, 10:32 pm | [comment link]

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