Friend or Foe? The United States and the World

Over the last few years, YouGov asked Americans to evaluate the relationship between the United States and a set of 56 other countries. Across 43,273 interviews, respondents were asked their view of the relationship between the United States and a sample of around 6-8 countries. Over these interviews, 324,222 different evaluations were made. …

What drives these evaluations? While untangling their causes would take far more space than is available in this blog post, the public’s evaluation of other nations closely follows standard explanations of international relations: Democracy, Trade, and Values. [cont.]

James Rydberg, Model Politics, YouGov