Trust in the U.S. president fell to historic lows in most countries surveyed during Donald Trump’s presidency, according to Pew.
Under Biden, it has soared. In the 12 countries surveyed both this year and last, a median of 75 percent of respondents expressed confidence in Biden to “do the right thing regarding world affairs,” Pew found, compared with 17 percent for Trump last year. Sixty-two percent of respondents now have a favorable view of the United States vs. 34 percent at the end of Trump’s presidency.
“The election of Joe Biden as president has led to a dramatic shift in America’s international image,” the Pew report reads.
Additionally, the survey shows the favorability rating for the U.S. grew 23 percentage points from last year in France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom.
A new survey of 37,000 adults from 33 countries by Pew Research found 64 percent of respondents lack confidence in Donald Trump to do the right thing on the global stage.
Only 29 percent said they had confidence in him.
In nearly all nations where trends are available, Trump receives lower ratings than his predecessor, Barack Obama.
That said, 54 percent reported having a favorable view of the United States as a whole.
From Pew Research: “Across the 33 countries surveyed a median of 54% express a favorable opinion of the United States, while 38% have an unfavorable one. Favorable opinion of the U.S. declined dramatically when Trump took office and remains significantly lower than during the Obama era.”
Trump’s strongest support came from the Philippines, India, Israel, Kenya, Nigeria and Poland indicating support at 77 percent, 56 percent, 71 percent, 65 percent, 58 percent and 51 percent, respectively.
By contrast, only 8% of Mexicans said they were confident in Trump’s ability to handle world affairs.
% who have confidence in Trump to do the right thing regarding world affairs
Philippines 77% Israel 71% S Korea 46% Japan 36% Australia 35% UK 32% Italy 32% Canada 28% Brazil 28% Russia 20% France 20% Turkey 11% Mexico 8% (feels high)