Global attitudes survey reveals Obama has dramatically changed impressions of the US

The latest annual Pew Global Attitudes Survey reveals a dramatic positive shift in opinions of the US just six months into Barack Obama's presidency, this is in spite of the global economic crisis, which the US is widely blamed for triggering.
Even in countries where disapproval of the US remains high, there has been a substantial shift in the numbers of people who believe that the US President will do the right things in world affairs, compared to during the Bush administration.