- The image of the United States has worsened within the international community and has reached historic lows among major allies since Pew began voting two decades ago.
- Among the 13 countries surveyed are Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan.
- The results showed that people have less confidence in Trump as a leader than the Russian Russian Putin and the Chinese Xi Jinping.
- Most audiences also say Trump abused the U.S. coronavirus response.
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President Donald Trump has received, on average, low approval ratings from Americans during his tenure in office, and new data shows that people around the world continue to view him very negatively.
The Pew Research Center polled the public attitudes of more than a dozen U.S. allies and the results show a further decline in Trump’s favorability since he was president.
A handful of them, including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Canada, and Australia, gave their lowest favorable opinions in the United States since Pew began voting nearly two decades ago.
In Canada, one in five people expressed confidence in Trump, a drastic 51% drop that held that view a year ago.
Similarly, Germans gave the U.S. some of the “worst ratings,” the authors note, with only 10% saying they trusted Trump, compared to 13% in 2019 and 86% in 2016. while Barack Obama was president.
Most of the 13 countries surveyed said they trust Trump less to “do the right thing” than Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Only an average of 16% said they trusted Trump as a leader, compared to 19% who said the same for Xi and 23% for Putin.
Overall, the report found that approximately 34% of people expressed a positive view of the U.S. The Pew Research Center conducted its survey of 13,273 respondents from June 10 to August 3.
While Trump has been consistently described as down by the rest of the world over the past four years, the study released Tuesday shows a downward trend in the U.S. international reputation, probably due to his response. to the coronavirus: the United States has the highest death toll in the world, approaching 200,000.
All 13 countries ranked the lowest in the United States to deal with the pandemic, with an average of 15% saying the country has done a good job.
Germany, on the other hand, got the highest ratings, with an average of 76% saying it trusted Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has been praised internationally for leading an effective coronavirus response in the Western European country.
Pew’s poll comes amid renewed nationwide criticism of Trump for how he handled the public health crisis, after audio-recording recordings revealed he publicly downplayed the severity of the virus at the start of the outbreak.
In a series of interviews with journalist Bob Woodward, detailed Tuesday in his book “Rage,” Trump privately acknowledged the COVID-19 threat in early February, while lying to the American people that he was “like a flu “.
In an interview with “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning, Trump described the book as “very boring,” saying he read it “very quickly.”