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  1. Asian Attitudes and the United States Bruce Stokes, National Journal & Pew Global Attitudes Project U.S. Asia Pacific Council April 11, 2008

  2. Over 45,000 interviews including… Pakistan 2,008 Bangladesh 1,000 Indonesia 1,008 Malaysia 700 China 3,142 India 2,043 Japan 762 South Korea 718 Countries in brown were disproportionately urban samples.

  3. U.S. Favorability Ratings Latin America East Europe West Europe Middle East Asia Africa Median 74 55 48 44 43 21

  4. How Asian Publics View the U.S. Percent favorable 2000* 200220032004200520062007 % % % % % % % Pakistan 23 10 13 21 23 27 15 Bangladesh -- 45 -- -- -- -- 53 Indonesia 75 61 15 -- 38 30 29 Malaysia -- -- -- -- -- -- 27 China -- -- -- -- 42 47 34 India -- 66 -- -- 71 56 59 Japan 77 72 -- -- -- 63 61 S. Korea 58 52 46 -- -- -- 58 * 2000 trends provided by the Office of Research, U.S. Department of State. Some data from 1999.

  5. How Asian Publics View Americans Percent favorable 200220032004200520062007 % % % % % % Pakistan 17 38 25 22 27 19 Bangladesh -- -- -- -- 48 51 Indonesia 65 56 -- 46 36 42 Malaysia -- -- -- -- -- 40 China -- -- -- 43 50 40 India 72 -- -- 70 67 58 Japan 73 -- -- -- 82 75 S. Korea 60 74 -- -- 70 --

  6. How Asian Publics See George Bush Percent favorable 20032004200520062007 % % % % % Pakistan 5 21 10 9 7 Bangladesh -- -- -- -- 29 Indonesia 8 -- 19 20 14 Malaysia -- -- -- -- 27 China -- -- -- 34 31 India -- -- 54 56 50 Japan -- -- -- 32 35 S. Korea 36 -- -- -- 22

  7. How Asian Young People View U.S. Percent favorable 18-29 30-49 50+ % % % Pakistan 16 16 13 Bangladesh 58 51 49 Indonesia 35 26 26 Malaysia 29 26 25 China 43 35 30 India 65 56 56 Japan 59 60 62 S. Korea 57 57 61

  8. Its Hollywood! Percent favorable for U.S. music, movies and TV 18-29 30-49 50+ % % % Pakistan 4 4 2 Bangladesh 19 12 7 Indonesia 63 49 29 Malaysia 73 51 33 China 56 45 29 India 28 21 18 Japan 81 78 59 S. Korea 65 52 27

  9. Views of American Exports Like U.S. music, TV & movies % 66 55 53 46 41 59 Good that U.S. ideas & customs are spreading here % 20 22 23 27 12 45 Admire U.S. science & technology % Western Europe 72 Eastern Europe 57 Latin America 71 Asia 81 Middle East 69 Africa 88 Regional medians.

  10. Views of U.S. Democracy, Business Admire U.S. ways of doing business % 16 46 42 53 49 51 40 61 Admire U.S. ideas about democracy % Pakistan 6 Bangladesh 37 Indonesia 28 Malaysia 29 China 48 India 41 Japan 57 South Korea 59

  11. Views of U.S. Ideas and Customs Good U.S. customs, ideas here % 4 25 11 16 38 29 42 38 Pakistan Bangladesh Indonesia Malaysia China India Japan South Korea

  12. Perceptions of U.S. Unilateralism

  13. Allies and Threats Closest Biggest ally%threat% Pakistan S. Arabia 60 U.S. 64 Bangladesh India 54 U.S. 72 Indonesia Japan 41 U.S. 63 Malaysia China 39 U.S. 46 China Russia 46 U.S. 66 India U.S. 46 Pakistan 75 Japan U.S. 74 N. Korea 66 S. Korea U.S. 75 Japan 70 % naming as one of the top three allies/threats.

  14. Views of U.S. Policies Oppose U.S. Remove troops from… war on terrorIraqAfghanistan % % % Pakistan 59 76 75 Bangladesh 68 92 89 Indonesia 56 84 80 Malaysia 68 76 74 China 55 81 80 India 42 56 49 Japan 47 60 47 S. Korea 86 66 60