Pew: America's Global Image Worsens Again Under Trump

Last week US President Donald Trump drew laughter from world leaders when he claimed to have achieved more in his two years in the White House than almost any other US administration in history

Leading nonpartisan think tank the Pew Research Center recently released results from a 25-nation survey exploring America's global image and worldwide opinion of U.S. President Donald Trump.

The biggest drop in the USA ratings came from Russian Federation, where only 26 percent of those polled held a favorable view of the United States - a drop of 15 points from 2017.

Thirty-eight percent of French and 39 percent of Canadians said they had a positive view of the United States, both down from past year.

Respondents also suggested that the United States' status as a global influencer may be a thing of the past.

The timing of the survey may partly explain why more than eight in 10 Canadians say the U.S.

The research was published on Monday by Pew Research Center as part of their ongoing research into America's public image overseas.

Israeli appreciation for the USA actually went up over the past year, from 81 percent in 2016 and 2017.

Reflecting Trump's "America First" stance, substantial majorities in 19 of the 25 countries surveyed said the United States did not take their interests into account when making global policy. Overall, the study shows that with the 25 countries sampled, 70 percent of participants said they lack confidence in Trump.

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Meanwhile, in Japan, 30 percent said they trusted Trump, which is 6 percentage points higher than on the previous year's survey.

Though some nations showed a ratings improvement between 2017 to 2018 - such as Spain, Japan, South Korea, Brazil and South Africa - all but three of the countries surveyed continued to view the U.S. less favorably than under the Obama administration, those three being, Israel, Russia and Kenya.

The results provide the latest illustration of global unease over Trump's "America First" agenda, in which he has imposed tariffs, dismissed the value of multilateral institutions and withdrawn from worldwide agreements. The EU is locked in disputes with the USA over trade and security. "Many believe the U.S. is doing less to help solve major global challenges than it used to", the survey said.

Scores for the three men were far outstripped by those of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who ranked first in the poll, and French President Emmanuel Macron.

The world doesn't trust Putin much, but it trusts Trump even less. Still, by a slim margin, more people name the U.S.as the world's leading economic power (a median of 39% say the USA, 34% say China).

In contrast, views about Chinese power are clear: A median of 70% say China's role on the world stage has grown over the past 10 years.

China's rising power "is something that registering with average citizens around the world pretty clearly", Wike said.

Notwithstanding strong criticism from nations such as Russian Federation and Germany, "O$3 n balance the US still receives positive marks - across the 25 nations polled, a median of 50% have a favorable opinion of the USA, while 43% offer an unfavorable rating".

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