U.S. Domestic Policy

Poll: Mexicans' View of United States Hits Record Low

In a stunning reversal, a 65 percent majority of Mexicans hold an unfavorable view of the United States, compared to 66 percent holding a favorable view in 2015, according to new public opinion research from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Buendia & Laredo, and the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute. This survey, taken near the end of Donald Trump's first year in office, marks the first time in two decades that a majority of Mexicans hold an unfavorable view of the United States.

A Critical Juncture: Public Opinion and U.S.-Mexico Relations

The Wilson Center and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs are pleased to invite you to an event on public opinion on U.S.-Mexico relations. Over the last two to three decades, public opinion in the bilateral relationship has risen and fallen, and U.S.-Mexico relations have hit a rough patch since the election of Donald Trump. Today, Mexican public opinion of the United States has fallen to a historic low; however, U.S. opinion of Mexico is quite strong and on the rise.

Mexico in 2018

The presidential election of 2018 will be the first to be held in Mexico without an international anchor that guarantees the continuity of economic policy since the era of competitive, democratic elections was inaugurated back in the 90s. That anchor has proven to be key to attracting investment and conferring certainty to the population as well as to investors and hence, to the gradual evolution of the country. This does not necessarily mean that there will be radical changes in the government's strategy.

Infographic | DACA Recipient Demographics

A Critical Juncture: Public Opinion in U.S.-Mexico Relations

Since the 1980s, the cooperation between the U.S. and Mexican governments has improved tremendously. However, despite the deepening governmental, economic, and societal ties that have occurred over the last two to three decades, the way in which the U.S. and Mexican publics view one another has experienced several ups and downs. Public opinion in the bilateral relationship has risen and fallen even as official relations between the United States and Mexico steadily improved.

The Risks of Ending NAFTA

The growing complexity of the NAFTA negotiations has led to a series of discussions and statements regarding the potential scenarios that a critical situation in the negotiations themselves, or in a unilateral decision by President Trump to abandon the treaty, could precipitate. The Mexican government has been constructing a narrative aimed at preventing a sudden collapse of confidence and expectations, involving in that process the main business leaders.

Infographic | Who are the DACA Recipients?

Infographic | What to Know about DACA

 

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