A poll conducted by Pew Research Center in 25 different countries showed that America’s image ratings in international communities have taken a dip, even lower than that garnered under the Obama administration.
America’s failing image as a world leader is mainly due to the effects of Trump’s policies. A large number of respondents expressed concerns that the U.S. president’s political decisions and implementations, do not take into consideration of how such policies will affect other countries.
Nonetheless, 50% of those surveyed across the set of countries still have high regard for the U.S. as a nation. Yet as far as confidence on Trump’s ability to handle global affairs is concerned, 70% of the respondents gave the U.S. leader poor ratings.
How Countries Responded to the 2018 Pew Research Poll
Among the 25 countries in which opinions were gathered by way of survey, only the respondents in Israel, South Korea, and the Philippines delivered high approval ratings. Countries with the highest ratings for disapproval included Germany, Mexico and Russia.
North American neighbors namely Canada and Mexico, had majority of the survey respondents giving negative percentage points of 26 and 34, respectively.
EU Member countries delivered diverse opinions but the overall opinion gathered from 10 European countries was manifested by a 52% negative rating toward U.S. as a global ally.
In Poland, 7 in every 10 of those who responded gave positive ratings, while only 3 in every 10 surveyed in Germany offered favorable views. Britons were clearly divided, as half of UK participants expressed approval ratings, as opposed to France, in which only 38% agreed to a positive rating.
In 10 of the countries surveyed, the younger set of respondents, aged between 18 and 29, provided the most number of favorable opinions.