The message behind the thousands of numbers released this afternoon in the Pew Global Attitudes survey isn’t very difficult to divine: In the past five years, the view of the
Of the 33 nations where trends were available between 2002 and 2007, 26 now report less favorable attitudes toward the United States, while six developed more favorable views and two remained largely unchanged. Those gains largely took the form of modest growth in image in several African countries,
The slide in popularity was particularly evident among the other seven nations that make up the G-8, all of which saw a decline in American favorability ratings:
Country 2002 2007 Change
Japan 72 61 -11
The full report is available at the Pew website (pdf).