The Pew Research Center has released the results of its annual Global Attitudes Project, seeking to gauge international opinion on a range of questions, including Iran’s nuclear program, environmental issues, U.S. foreign policy and Muslim attitudes about extremism.
Overall, it found that with the global economy still a bit staggered, “people around the world remain deeply concerned with the way things are going in their countries. Less than a third of the publics in most nations say they are satisfied with national conditions, as overwhelming numbers say their economies are in bad shape. And just about everywhere, governments are faulted for the way they are dealing with the economy.”
There’s a lot in the report, but I’ll focus here on just two.
In much of the world, Pew found, support for the United States and its policies has risen dramatically. The unfortunate exception would be in the Muslim world, which continues to be deeply suspicious. According to Pew: