This year America’s image shows further signs of erosion in Western Europe and Canada, reaching a new low in Great Britain (51%), America’s closest European ally, as well as in Germany (30%); this continues a trend that began in 2003 and 2004, following the start of the Iraq war. Favorable views of the U.S. are up this year in Spain, although Spanish opinion remains quite negative; only 34% have a favorable view of the U.S., compared with 60% who have an unfavorable opinion. Read More

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