Monday, September 21, 2009

Obama Will Be Addressing A More Popular UN This Week

While the opening session of the UN General Assembly has frequently produced controversy, the United Nations remains a quite popular institution throughout much of the world. A 25-nation Pew Global Attitudes survey finds largely positive views toward the United Nations, with majorities or pluralities in 19 of the 25 countries surveyed expressing a positive opinion. Moreover, ratings of the U.N. have grown more positive since 2007 in 12 of the 25 nations. In no country, though, have ratings improved as much as in the U.S. Two years ago, 48% of Americans held a favorable view of the U.N., compared with 61% today, the highest U.S. rating the U.N. has received since 2001.


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