How Do the Others See Us? An Analysis of Public Opinion Perceptions of the EU and USA in Third Countries

The European Union and the United States are global actors involved in intense relations with third countries and the outside world, which pertain economic, political, diplomatic, and security-related aspects. The US has been facing in recent years a growing number of challenges from non-Western rising powers. The EU has for a while played a more assertive role vis-à-vis the outside world following a process of internal consolidation of its own institutions and structures and these developments seem to reflect a wider process of regionalisation of global relations. This study provides a comprehensive review of the existing surveys addressing the external perceptions of the EU and the US, thereby contributing to drawing their external image in its different shades: their role in the global economy, international security, human rights and democracy promotion.
Paper produced within the framework of the IAI project Transworld.

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Roma, Istituto affari internazionali, June 2014, 18 p. + 165 (Annex)
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33
Publication date: 
27/06/2014

Introduction
1. Survey Data and Methodology
2. Perceptions of the EU and US in Issues Related to Global Economy
3. Perceptions of the EU and US in Issues Related to International Security
4. Perceptions of the EU and US in Issues Related to Human Rights and Democracy
5. Perceptions of the EU and US and Their Leaders
Conclusions
References
Annex

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