Americans’ perception of how the world views the United States soared in recent months; hitting levels not seen since the American-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
According to a new poll published by Gallup, 58% say the United States “rates very or somewhat favorably” around the globe.
“The increase in the overall figure is the result of an increase in the percentage of political independents saying the U.S. is rated favorably abroad, up eight percentage points, from 50% to 58%. Meanwhile, the views of Americans identifying as Republican or Democratic haven’t changed,” writes the survey.
“Americans are fairly upbeat about the country’s global image, the percentage satisfied with the position of the U.S. in the world today is also at a relatively high ebb,” adds Gallup.
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