Anti-U.S. sentiment in the international community rose sharply in 2003 when the U.S. began its unpopular invasion of Iraq.
But as a new survey from the Pew Research Center shows, the United States is still viewed in a relatively favorable light around the globe. The research organization surveyed residents from 44 countries about their feelings toward America, and found that just a handful of nations are home to widespread anti-U.S. sentiment.
Not surprisingly, many of the nations most critical of the U.S. reside in the Arab world. Egypt, Jordan and Palestine are all in the top five countries viewing America least-favorably. Russia and Turkey appear near the top as well.
Let’s flip to the other side of the spectrum.
The U.S. is still viewed favorably in much of the Asian and Latin world. The Philippines is America’s biggest international fan, with 92% of respondents expressing positive views of the country. Israel, South Korea, Kenya and El Salvador round out the top five U.S.-loving countries. France and Italy are the only European countries to make an appearance in the top ten.
Here, courtesy of the Pew Research Center, is a list of America’s ten biggest fans and critics around the world:
Source: Pew Research Center