According to The Economist, the five PEW Global Attitudes surveys since 2000 "provide strong evidence that anti-Americanism is more than a blip associated with Mr Bush or Iraq". The PEW polls, which The Economist calls "the gold standard of international opinion surveys", indicate that resentment is not limited any longer to the US president or the United States as a country. Rather the positive image of the American people has declined considerably in 9 of the 12 countries that have been surveyed since 2002, including Great Britain, Poland, Canada, Germany, France, Russia, Indonesia, Jordan and Turkey. While 70% of Germans had a positive view of Americans in 2002, it is only 65% according to the latest PEW survey. Three out of four Germans consider Americans as "inventive", but about half say Americans are "violent" and "greedy."
"Favorability ratings of the U.S. have risen slightly in Germany to 41% (up from 38% in 2004), but remain lower than in 2003 (45%) and considerably lower than in 2002 (61%). 60% of Americans now have a favorable view of Germany, up from 50% last year. But this remains far below the 83% favorable rating in February 2002." Germany received better favorability ratings than the United States, France, Japan and China in this poll, which was conducted in 16 nations. The US was even less popular than China. Amnesty International's China reports seem to be little known.