United States image plummets worldwide as majority finds Trump 'arrogant' and 'dangerous'


United States image plummets worldwide as majority finds Trump 'arrogant' and 'dangerous'

By contrast, 64 percent express confidence in former President Obama at the end of his presidency.

A new poll by the Pew Research Center shows that while more than a whopping three-quarters of the world has essentially zero faith in Trump's leadership (NBD), Russia and Israel still think the guy's not that bad.

The decline in approval of the U.S. President was sharpest in Europe, Asia, Mexico and Canada.

Seventy-five percent of survey respondents said Trump is arrogant, 65 percent said he is intolerant, and 62 percent said Trump could be described as risky. A majority of 55 percent also described him as a "strong leader". "Fewer believe he is charismatic, well-qualified or cares about ordinary people", Pew states.

The figure compares with 64 per cent who expressed confidence in Barack Obama at the end of his presidency.

According to results of the Pew Research Center survey, just 43 per cent of Canadians now have a positive view of the United States. Russian Federation was at the polar opposite‚ rating Trump 42 points ahead of Obama.

Reuters/Scott MorganThe presidency of Donald Trump has affected the image of the United States, a survey has found.

On policy, upwards of 70 percent oppose Trump's border wall, withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, and threats to withdraw the USA from major trade agreements.

In the survey of 37 countries in Latin America, North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, the public's positive view of the United States has plunged.

The president's policies also influenced the views of other countries in America's image. Less than half (49 percent) of those polled hold a favorable view of the US.

The U.S.'s worldwide standing has suffered a major blow during the early months of President Donald Trump's tenure, the Pew Research Center suggested a recently released global opinion poll.

Much of the world's ire was directed at specific policies either proposed or implemented by the Trump administration, like his longstanding call for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border and his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

'The prevailing view among the 37 countries surveyed is that their country's relationship with the U.S. will be unchanged over the next few years, ' said Pew. The president is seen as unsafe, intolerant, and arrogant by more than 60 percent of those surveyed. The survey said a median of 42% had confidence in Germany's Angela Merkel, 28% in China's Xi Jinping, and 27% in Russia's Vladimir Putin.



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