The US, Canada, France, Japan and Australia have some of the lowest favorableness to the US as has happened in at least two decades, the survey found.
With respondents in the UK, Spain, France and Germany, Trump’s annual ratings went up in the annual index, putting him below the lowest mark of former President George W. Bush’s term and below the high levels of Barack Obama’s administration Rating found.
Meanwhile, people in all major countries polled surveyed the US response to the Kovid-19 epidemic worse than either China, the World Health Organization, the European Union or their own governments.
Pew has conducted research for two decades among the 13 most important international partners in the United States. For this report, it used telephone interviews with over 13,000 adults in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the UK in total.
The force behind the slowdown in Trump’s attitude was the reaction of coronoviruses that have killed nearly 200,000 Americans and infected more people than anywhere. Less than 1 in 6 people surveyed thought the US handled the outbreak well, with most countries prominently stating that it was “done very badly.”
Trump received pockets of support in elections that suited right-wing, populist parties.
But overall, less than 1 in 5 people in Canada and Western Europe relied on Trump to do the right thing in international affairs. In Belgium, Denmark, France and Germany, nearly 1 in 10 said they trusted Trump.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron were viewed more favorably; Those surveyed had confidence in German and French leaders, and less than half trusted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In contrast, Trump had a lower rating than Russia’s Putin or China’s Xi.
In the US, Trump has been unable to improve his popularity two months before the election. Below Obama, below George W. Bush or Bill Clinton, his approval rating is about 40% at this stage of his re-election bid, and is on par with George HW Bush, who lost his re-election bid.