With few exceptions, international confidence in President Donald Trump is far lower than it was under his predecessor, former President Barack Obama. Favorable views of the U.S., likewise, are in steep decline overall.
That’s according to new polling data from Pew Research Center. The PRC report reads, in part:
“Although he has only been in office a few months, Donald Trump’s presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations.
According to a new Pew Research Center survey spanning 37 nations, a median of just 22 percent has confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. This stands in contrast to the final years of Barack Obama’s presidency, when a median of 64 percent expressed confidence in Trump’s predecessor to direct America’s role in the world.”
The declines have been sharpest among America’s closest allies. They were asked whether they had:
“Confidence in the U.S. President to do the right thing in world affairs.”
Respondents around the world gave Obama high marks just prior to his leaving office in January.
Obama received confidence ratings of:
- 93 percent in Sweden
- 92 percent in the Netherlands
- 86 percent in Germany
- 88 percent in South Korea
- 84 percent in France
- 83 percent in Canada
- 84 percent in Australia
By contrast, in Donald Trump’s first months in office, he has received confidence ratings of:
- 10 percent in Sweden
- 17 percent in the Netherlands
- 11 percent in Germany
- 17 percent in South Korea
- 14 percent in France
- 22 percent in Canada
- 29 percent in Australia
Confidence ratings in Africa, Latin America, and other Asian nations has also plummeted. In Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, U.S. confidence levels have never been high, and have remained relatively stable since Trump took office.
Polling data show that confidence in the American president has only gone up in two nations: Israel and Russia.
Watch this video for more on the various countries that all of a sudden don’t think very highly of us (after the jump):
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