America’s Global Image Remains More Positive than China’s [Pew Research Center]

* But Many See China Becoming World’s Leading Power *

July 18, 2013

= Overview =

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 ratings for the People’s Republic. Overall, the U.S. enjoys a stronger global image than China. Across the nations surveyed, a median of 63% express a favorable opinion of the U.S., compared with 50% for China.

Globally, people are more likely to consider the U.S. a partner to their country than to see China in this way, although relatively few think of either nation as an enemy. America is also seen as somewhat more willing than China to consider other countries’ interests. Still, both of these world powers are widely viewed as acting unilaterally in international affairs…

…Countries Surveyed

Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Britain, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United States, Venezuela…

Excerpted; full article link: http://www.pewglobal.org/2013/07/18/americas-global-image-remains-more-positive-than-chinas/

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