Only 15% of Pakistanis say they have a positive view of the U.S. — only Palestinians (13%) and Turks (9%) are less favorably disposed, according to the latest Pew Global Attitudes poll. Attitudes toward the U.S. have been consistently negative for years in Pakistan, although America’s unfavorable rating peaked in 2003, shortly after the launch of the Iraq war; views actually grew a bit more positive in 2006, following U.S. aid to victims of Pakistan’s devastating October 2005 earthquake. This year, however, opinions of the U.S. have again grown more negative. Read More

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