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Pew International Report

Pew International Report

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WEDNESDAY JUNE 27, 2012
Pakistani Public Opinion Ever MoreCritical of U.S.
74% Call America an Enemy
Andrew Kohut,
President, Pew Research Center
Pew Global Attitudes Project: Pew Research Center:Richard Wike,
Associate Director
James Bell, Juliana Menasce Horowitz, 
Director of International Survey Research,Pew Research Center
 
Senior Researcher
 Katie Simmons,
Research Associate
Bruce Stokes,
 
Jacob Poushter,
Research Analyst
 
Director of Pew Global Economic Attitudes,Pew Research Center
Cathy Barker,
Research Assistant
Elizabeth Mueller Gross,
 Vice President, Pew Research CenterFor Media Inquiries Contact:Richard WikeVidya Krishnamurthy202.419.4372http://pewglobal.org 
 
 
June 27, 2012
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Copyright © 2012 Pew Research Centerwww.pewresearch.org 
PAGE
Overview:
 
Pakistani Public Opinion Ever MoreCritical of U.S.
 
1
About the Project
7
Chapter 1:
Views of the U.S. and American Foreign Policy
8
Chapter 2:
Attitudes Towards Extremism
 
14
Chapter 3:
Relations With India
 18
Chapter 4:
National Conditions
 
22
Chapter 5:
 
Institutions and Leaders
 25
Survey Methods
29
Survey Topline
38
 
 
Pakistani Public Opinion Ever More Critical of U.S.
74% Call America an Enemy
Following a year of tensions between theircountry and the United States, Pakistaniscontinue to hold highly unfavorable views of the U.S. and offer bleak assessments of therelationship between the two nations.Roughly three-in-four Pakistanis (74%)consider the U.S. an enemy, up from 69% last year and 64% three years ago. And PresidentObama is held in exceedingly low regard.Indeed, among the 15 nations surveyed in both2008 and 2012 by the Pew Global AttitudesProject, Pakistan is the only country whereratings for Obama are no better than theratings President George W. Bush receivedduring his final year in office
 
.Only 13% of Pakistanis think relations with theU.S. have improved in recent years, down 16percentage points from 2011. Strengtheningthe bilateral relationship is also becoming lessof a priority for Pakistanis. While 45% still say it is important to improve relations with theU.S., this is down from 60% last year.Moreover, roughly four-in-ten believe that American economic and military aid is actually having a negative impact on their country,
Pakistani Views of U.S. RemainGrim
Is the U.S. more of a…
2009 2011 2012
11-12Change
% % %Partner 9 6 8
+2
Enemy 64 69 74
+5 
Neither 12 9 10
+1
Don’t know 15 16 8
-8
U.S. favorability 
Favorable 16 12 12
0
Unfavorable 68 73 80
+7 
Don’t know 16 16 9
-7 
Confidence in Obama
Confidence 13 8 7
-1
No confidence 51 68 60
-8
Don’t know 36 24 34
+10
U.S.-Pakistan relations
Improved 27 29 13
-16
Not improved 43 44 58
+14
Don’t know 30 26 29
+3
Improving relations is…
 Important 53 60 45
-15 
Not important 29 22 35
+13
Don’t know 18 18 20
+2
Impact of U.S. econ. aid 
 Mostly positive -- -- 12
--
Mostly negative -- -- 38
--
No impact -- -- 17
--
Don’t know -- -- 33
--
Impact of U.S. military aid 
Mostly positive -- -- 8
--
Mostly negative -- -- 40
--
No impact -- -- 15
--
Don’t know -- -- 37
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PEW RESEARCH CENTER Q8a, Q40a, Q88, Q88b, Q100,Q100b & Q105b.

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