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The number: 16 of 24 — U.S. image positive

Global survey shows favorable shift in many countries

Majorities express a very or somewhat favorable view of the United States in 16 of 24 countries surveyed by the Pew Global Attitudes Project. In 10 nations, at least two-thirds say they have a favorable view. This represents a dramatic shift from recent years. Since last year, positive views of the U.S. have become more common in 16 of the 20 countries where trends are available, while remaining about the same in four. Many of the increases are striking, especially among some of America's traditional Western allies. Last year, only 42% expressed a positive opinion of the U.S. in France; today, three in four feel this way. Just 31% of Germans held a favorable view last year, compared with 64% now. Large increases also took place in Spain and Britain.

Source: Pew Research Center

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