Part of some of the programs, targets of others. Therefore it is unreasonable to expect our perspectives on the matter to be uniformly in line with those of US citizens, a proposition borne out by the data. Whereas Snowden remains a divisive figure in the US he's generally seen in a positive light throughout the populations of many allied nations. That goodwill, however, has never been sufficient to warrant the political cost of displeasing Washington. Hardly a unique situation.