Partisans Have Starkly Different Opinions About How the World Views the U.S.

The public has long held the view that the United States is “less respected” by other countries than in the past. Majorities said this when Barack Obama was president, as well as when George W. Bush was in office. And today, 68% say the U.S. is less respected by other countries than it was in the past.

However, there have been substantial changes in how both Republicans and Democrats view the relative level of global respect for the United States. …

The national survey by Pew Research Center, conducted Oct. 25-30 among 1, 504 adults, finds that the public’s views of several global threats have changed since early this year. In particular, the number viewing North Korea’s nuclear program as a major threat to the well-being of the U.S. has increased, from 64% in January to 75% today. CONT.