On balance, Pakistanis are upbeat about the direction of U.S.-Pakistani relations in the latest Pew Global Attitudes survey. Roughly half (49%) say relations have improved in recent years, while 20% believe they have not improved and 30% offer no opinion. The overwhelming majority of those who believe relations have grown stronger believe this is a positive development. Indians are also divided over whether U.S.-Pakistani relations have strengthened in recent years — 40% say they have, 41% believe they have not, and 19% are not sure. Those who think relations have improved tend to consider this a postive trend. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.