A new study by Pew Research found that 70 percent of those surveyed in the international community lack confidence in Trump's abilities.
As the second anniversary of Donald Trump’s election creeps up on us, a new study by Pew Research has revealed that American politics aren’t quite as revered as they were under Obama’s presidency.
Overall, 70 percent of people polled across the international community say they lack confidence in President Trump when it comes to world affairs. And the number dips even further when it comes to our closest allies. Only 39 percent of Canadians give our current president a positive rating, and Mexico came in slightly worse at 32 percent.
But the study’s biggest takeaway is where the direction of disdain towards Trump comes from. In Europe, the picture is particularly bleak. The overwhelming majority of countries say they think America doesn’t take their needs into consideration when it comes to making decisions on the international playing field and have little faith in the United States to make considerate decisions when it comes to foreign affairs. Only 10 percent of Germans said they have confidence in America to do thing right thing—in France it’s nine percent.
The only flattering figures came from countries in the midst of far-right populist stronghold or ruled by murderous presidents. In Britain, people who supported UKIP (the party who led the leave vote in the European referendum two years ago) said they were 58 percent in favor of our president and The Philippines gave a whopping 83 percent positive perception of Trump.
The biggest surprise comes from a country Trump has seemly stronger ties with than other recent presidents. The majority of Russians say relations have gotten worse in the past year, plummeting from 41 percent in 2017 to 26 percent a mere 12 months later; the share of the public with a positive view of Trump has equally dropped from 53 percent to 19 percent.