Central Americans view US very favorably, polls show
When Barack Obama visits Central America next month, he will find a region that holds his country in high esteem.
The United States is one of the most favorably viewed foreign countries among Central Americans, thanks to its economic impact on those nations, according to polls collected by the US State Department.
Hondurans and Salvadorans had the most favorable opinion of the US at 88 and 85 percent, respectively. In Costa Rica (77 percent), Panama (67 percent) Nicaragua (65 percent), and Guatemala (61 percent), respondents all gave a nod to the US as well.