Let me recommend the website www.watchingamerica.com once again. It’s a great website that translates into English articles about the United States from all over the world.
I found a recent article from a Swiss paper of interest. It’s called Can America ‘Find Love’ Again? It’s basically advice from a Swiss columnist on how America could improve its popularity around the world. A recent Pew Poll that talked to 45,000 people in 46 countries found that this is how people feel about us:
image borrowed from www.watchingamerica.com
Yikes. What do you think of that? I’m sort of surprised that people on Venezuela are so split. We seem to be pretty popular in Africa; must be all those aid dollars?
How important is it that other countries have a favorable impression of the United States? Does it matter? Should we try and improve it? How could we improve it?
We don’t have a show planned on this topic, but I’d just be interested to hear what you have to say.