Overall, the United States evokes negative reactions among Muslim publics, but nowhere are there more negative feelings than among the Shia population of Lebanon; not a single respondent in a recent Pew Research survey expressed a favorable opinion of the U.S. An overwhelming 98% of Lebanese Shia have negative views of America. Lebanese Sunnis, however, have a 62% favorable opinion of the U.S., a clear exception from other Muslim publics in the Middle East. The Lebanese Christian population (76%) also has a favorable opinion of America. Read More

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