In a new study entitled 'The Age of Impunity?
' by The Policy Institute at Kings College London and Ipsos MORI, 17,000 respondents from 24 countries were asked if they thought other states or organizations were mostly using their influence for good or for bad around the world.
As our infographic shows, Iran
is considered by the largest share of people to be exerting a negative influence, with 31 percent. A further 20 percent said they think it is mixed, while only 6 percent said it uses its influence for good. Not too far behind though, is the United States
, for which 22 percent think currently uses its influence for bad. This puts it in the company of Saudi Arabia (25 percent), Russia (25 percent), Israel (24 percent) and China (20 percent). The U.S. at least had one of the most mixed results, with 37 percent admitting they felt its influence was a mix of good and bad and 18 percent saying it is mostly good.