SURPRISE: THE WORLD STILL LIKES AMERICA
“A country’s brand is a valued commodity, especially when that nation is the world’s largest economic and strategic power. And, in 2014, America’s image remains strong in much of the world,” states a surprisingly forthright, massive analysis of “global attitudes” from the Pew Research Center which found, essentially, that much of the planet still likes America. The conclusion is based on interviews with 45,000 respondents in 43 nations.
“Despite anger with Washington over U.S. spying on both foreign leaders and foreign nationals, widespread opposition to U.S. drone strikes, disagreements about what to do in the Middle East and other recurring tensions, most surveyed publics around the world still hold a favorable view of the United States,” the survey says. “A global median of 65 percent voice an affirmative opinion about America. This includes a median of
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