This year 46% of the respondents rated the US's influence as positive - the first time since 2005 that the survey returned more positive votes than negative for America.
TPJ: And with improved opinion comes improved respect of America abroad, and thus a greater willingness to work with us. Gaining respect and co-operation abroad doesn't necessarily mean we need to be feared as some on the right would say. Being liked and being respected aren't mutually exclusive.
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