Recent poll by the Pew Research Center found that the United States is viewed more positively than China across 24 countries, with the gap between the two countries widening sharply since the election of US President Joe Biden.
The poll found that the median favorability rating for the US is 61%, while the median favorability rating for China is 28%.
This is a significant difference, and it suggests that the US is regaining some of the trust and goodwill that it lost during the Trump administration.
There are a number of factors that may be contributing to the US’s improved image abroad. One factor is Biden’s focus on diplomacy and multilateralism.
Biden has made it clear that he wants to work with other countries to address global challenges, such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a welcome change from the Trump administration, which was known for its isolationist and unilateralist approach to foreign policy.
Another factor that may be contributing to the US’s improved image is China’s growing assertiveness on the world stage.
China has been accused of bullying its neighbors and of using its economic power to coerce other countries. This has led to growing concerns about China’s intentions, and it has made many countries more wary of China.
The Pew poll found that the US is viewed most favorably in countries that are traditionally close allies of the US, such as Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.
However, the US is also viewed favorably in many other countries, including Japan, South Korea, and India.
The poll also found that the US is viewed more favorably by younger people than by older people. This suggests that the US may be able to maintain its positive image abroad in the years to come.