A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center of more than 13,000 adults in 13 advanced economies between June 10 and August 3 shows rapid confidence internationally between the US and its president, reaching historic lows in many countries .
In the UK, 41% of those polled expressed a favorable opinion of the US, the lowest ratio recorded by the Pew poll to date. In France, less than a third viewed the US positively, and more than a quarter of the German people surveyed gave the US at the time of the Iraq invasion in March 2003.
The poll found that Trump was the least trusted leading leader in the world. Among those who voted in 13 countries, 16% believed Trump would “do the right thing in world affairs”, placing it below Vladimir Putin (23%) and Xi Jinping (19%).
The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, was the most reliable leader, with a 76% confidence rating among the six leaders presented as options. Emmanuel Macron (64%) and Boris Johnson (48%) were also on the list.
While Trump took over the White House from Barack Obama in January 2017, America’s global popularity has diminished significantly, but the downward slope has also decreased during the epidemic.
In each of the 13 countries, the public had united to see America as the worst reaction to coronovirus. A moderator of 15% thought the Trump administration did a good job. Its highest score was in Spain, where 20% thought it handled the crisis well. The 13,000 paid adults rated their own countries, the World Health Organization, the European Union and, in most cases, China’s performance very high.
The result is likely to be particularly welcomed by the WHO, as it is the target of a campaign by Trump and his administration for the epidemic. A median of 64% assessed that the organization was doing a good job in dealing with the outbreak.