America's Reputation Around the World Slipping


America's reputation around the world is slipping. A new 13-nation poll by Pew Research Center finds that America's reputation has declined further over the past year among key allies and partners, in part because of the response to the coronavirus.

In some countries, America's favorability rating as fallen to the lowest level since the poll started almost 20-years ago.

This is part of the Pew story.

For instance, just 41% in the United Kingdom express a favorable opinion of the U.S., the lowest percentage registered in any Pew Research Center survey there. In France, only 31% see the U.S. positively, matching the grim ratings from March 2003, at the height of U.S.-France tensions over the Iraq War. Germans give the U.S. particularly low marks on the survey: 26% rate the U.S. favorably, similar to the 25% in the same March 2003 poll.
Across the 13 nations surveyed, a median of just 15% say the U.S. has done a good job of dealing with the outbreak. In contrast, most say the World Health Organization (WHO) and European Union have done a good job, and in nearly all nations people give their own country positive marks for dealing with the crisis (the U.S. and UK are notable exceptions).

President Trump’s ratings have been low globally, but his most negative assessment is in Belgium, where only 9% say they have confidence in him to do the right thing in world affairs. Trump's highest rating is in Japan; still, just one-quarter of Japanese express confidence in Trump.

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