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International understanding is increasingly important as the global marketplace grows, economies and financial systems become interconnected, and the rapid movement of ideas and trends through social media brings the world closer together.

Pew works across the globe to conduct public opinion surveys on a broad array of subjects ranging from people's assessments of their own lives to their views about the current state of the world and important issues of the day. This work includes numerous major reports on topics such as attitudes toward American foreign policy, globalization, terrorism, and democracy.

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June 23, 2022 Prevailing view among Americans is that U.S. influence in the world is weakening – and China’s is growing

Nearly half of Americans (47%) say that the United States’ influence in the world has been getting weaker in recent years.

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June 22, 2022 Most Americans continue to think the U.S. is less respected today than in the past

Only 13% of Americans think the U.S. garners more respect internationally now than in the past, while 19% think it’s as respected as ever.

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June 22, 2022 International Attitudes Toward the U.S., NATO and Russia in a Time of Crisis

Most say U.S. is reliable partner, and ratings for Biden are mostly positive – although down significantly from last year.

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June 10, 2022 Americans are divided over U.S. role globally and whether international engagement can solve problems

There are differences by age in Americans’ attitudes about whether the U.S. should focus more on domestic problems or be more globally active.

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June 6, 2022 Americans see different global threats facing the country now than in March 2020

Many U.S. adults describe cyberattacks from other countries (71%) and the spread of misinformation online (70%) as major threats to the U.S.

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May 26, 2022 Modest Warming in U.S. Views on Israel and Palestinians

In recent years, U.S. public opinion has become modestly more positive toward both sides in the Israel-Palestinian conflict, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.

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May 25, 2022 What Do Americans Know About International Affairs?

Older Americans, those with more education and men tend to score better on our 12-question quiz about international knowledge. Republicans and Democrats have roughly the same levels of international knowledge, while conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats tend to score better than their more moderate counterparts.

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