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Itn'l Study: Approval Ratings Down For Pres. Trump, United States

Itn'l Study: Approval Ratings Down For Pres. Trump, United States

The reviews from around the globe are in and they show scant confidence outside the United States in President Donald Trump's ability to do the right thing on worldwide affairs, with fewer than 3 in 10 respondents expressing confidence, according to a Pew Research Center survey of attitudes toward Trump in more than three dozen countries.

Research by the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan "fact tank" based in Washington, says out of the 37 countries surveyed, favorable ratings for the US have decreased gloablly to 49 percent from 64 percent at the end of Barack Obama's presidency.

This is a far cry from his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, who got 64 percent level of confidence "to direct America's role in the world" during the final years of his administration.

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

Some 72 per cent disapproved of his plans to withdraw United States support for major trade agreements, while 71 per cent were against his plans to ditch climate change agreements.

US President Donald Trump and his policies are broadly unpopular around the world - with the notable exceptions of Russian Federation and Israel, according to a poll released Monday.

Pew said the overall view of the US, which Pew has followed since 2002, tends to track approval for the president, even if USA culture and Americans as people tend to win higher ratings than their leaders.

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Most respondents (75%) call Trump arrogant, intolerant (65%) and even unsafe (62%). Not shockingly, men see the USA more favorably than women, with, for example, 58 percent of Australian men viewing the U.S. favorably versus 38 percent of Australian women.

Ex-U.S. President Barack Obama had a fraught relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Indians respondents exhibited an 18 percentage points drop in confidence in Trump's leadership.

That's one of the findings of a new Pew Research Center survey of public attitudes in more than three dozen countries.

"Most say he is arrogant, intolerant and unsafe, while few think of him as well-qualified or as someone who cares about ordinary people", Pew reported.

At 74 percent no confidence, Trump had the largest share of negative ratings. When questioned about positive qualities, he was perceived as a strong leader by 55 percent, charismatic by 39 percent, well-qualified by 26 percent, and caring about ordinary people by 23 percent.

Pew said the overall view of the USA, which Pew has followed since 2002, tends to track approval for the president, even if USA culture and Americans as people tend to win higher ratings than their leaders. Obama enjoyed high favourability throughout his terms; Canadian confidence in the leader was 76 per cent at its lowest.

A huge worldwide survey has revealed that dozens of countries have little confidence in the United States president.





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