THE PLANK JULY 23, 2009
Fascinating, and mostly heartening, new numbers from a Pew poll:
the first time since Pew began making the comparison, people in Turkey,
Egypt, and Indonesia — all predominantly Muslim nations — expressed
greater confidence in the American president than in Osama bin Laden.
Also, trust that America will "do the right thing" is up 70-plus percent across Western Europe.
One country where attitudes towards the U.S. haven't markedly changed: Israel, where Obama's standing dipped after his Cairo speech.
Full results here.