How do Americans think that the world view their country? A majority of Americans think that their country is less respected by other countries today than it was in the past. In a new survey, the PEW Research Centre said that two-thirds of US Adults (68 per cent) say this.
When only 13 per cent think the US gains more respect internationally now than in the past, 19 per cent think it is as respected as ever, the survey noted. Overall, 44 per cent of Americans say the US is less respected and that it is a major problem, while 20 per cent say it is less respected and it is only a minor problem. Meanwhile three per cent say the U.S.is less respected but think it is not a problem. A majority of Republicans (62 per cent) say the US is less respected and that it is a major problem, while only about a third of Democrats who say the U.S. is less respected (32%) agree.
When coming to age difference, adults aged 18 to 29 are more likely than those ages 65 and older to say the US is less respected than in the past (76 per cent vs. 67 per cent ). However, they are also far more likely to say that less respect for the US is a minor problem or not a problem at all. People who are 65 and older are more likely than the adults to say less respect for the US is a major problem (52 per cent vs. 33 per cent).