Only in Kenya, among the 47 countries covered by the latest Pew Global Attitudes Survey, does a majority (55%) say that U.S. policies lessen the gap between rich and poor countries; in contrast, in 32 countries, upward of 50% of respondents believe that the U.S. contributes to the rich-poor divide and in places as diverse as the Palestinian territories (73%), France (73%), Germany (72%), Spain (72%), Kuwait (72%), Argentina (71%), and South Korea (70%) at least seven-in-ten respondents agree with this assessment of U.S. policy. Even in the U.S., nearly four-in-ten (38%) think their country adds to global inequality. Read More

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