Worldwide picture of US plunges to new lows amid pandemic, in line with ballot

Heads of government attending the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, in August 2019 (Getty Images)

Heads of presidency attending the G7 Summit in Biarritz, France, in August 2019 (Getty Photos)

The picture of the US abroad has suffered for the reason that starting of the Trump administration, but it surely fell to a brand new low this 12 months with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, a ballot exhibits.

A 13-nation survey by Pew Analysis Centre exhibits the repute of the US plummeting amongst key allies and companions.

In a number of international locations, the proportion of the general public which have a beneficial view of the US is at its lowest level for the reason that group started a survey on the subject 20 years in the past.

The 13-country median with a beneficial view of the US was 34 per cent of respondents, with solely 16 per cent having confidence within the president, Donald Trump.

Solely Spain, the UK, Japan, Italy and South Korea had a beneficial view of the US exceeding 40 per cent.


Western Europeans have a very low opinion of the president, with solely between 9 and 11 per cent having confidence in him in Belgium, Germany, Denmark and France.

Japanese respondents had probably the most confidence in Trump, however that totalled solely 25 per cent. The UK had a 41 per cent beneficial view of the US and 19 per cent had confidence in Trump.

Confidence within the president is as little as with post-Katrina George W Bush. Trump is at present perceived equally to the leaders of Russia and China, with 83 per cent having no confidence in him in comparison with 73 per cent for Vladimir Putin, and 78 per cent for Xi Jinping.

By way of the pandemic, respondents had been requested to say if the US had completed a superb job responding to the coronavirus. They had been additionally requested the identical about their very own nation, the World Well being Organisation, the European Union, and China.


The US had a median rating of 15 per cent, in comparison with 74 per cent for the house nation, 64 per cent for the WHO, 57 per cent for the EU, and 37 per cent for China.

Solely six per cent of South Korean respondents stated the US had completed a superb job. The best proportion of those who thought the US had dealt with the disaster properly was 20 per cent of Spanish respondents.

The survey was carried out amongst 13,273 individuals in 13 international locations – not together with the US – from 10 June to three August, 2020.

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