According to a new Pew Research Center survey conducted outside of the United States on people in 21 different countries, attitudes about the United States are generally more positive than in 2008 before Obama came into office.
According to the survey, Europeans remain largely confident of Obama’s policies, and the image of the United States in their eyes, has improved. This is also true of Japan and Brazil, with sizable support for President Obama’s re-election.
This approval does not extend to Muslim nations however, less than 30% expressed confidence in the President’s policies in Egypt, Tunisia, and Turkey. A majority of those polled in Egypt, Jordon and Lebanon oppose a second term for Obama. Even so, Obama received better marks than his predecessor, George W. Bush.
17 of the 21 nations polled showed widespread opposition of the use of unmanned drones to kill terrorists in nations like Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia however. This is much different than in the United States, where 62% of Americans approve of the practice.
The survey, which was conducted from March 17th until April 20th, polled more than 26,000 people around the world.