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Trump’s international ratings remain low, especially among key allies

1 Oct 2018

America’s global image plummeted following the election of President Donald Trump, amid widespread opposition to his administration’s policies and a widely shared lack of confidence in his leadership. Now, as the second anniversary of Trump’s election approaches, this 25-nation Pew Research Center survey finds that Trump’s international image remains poor, while ratings for the United States are much lower than during Barack Obama’s presidency.

The poll also finds that international publics express significant concerns about America’s role in world affairs. Large majorities say the U.S doesn’t take into account the interests of countries like theirs when making foreign policy decisions. Many believe the U.S is doing less to help solve major global challenges than it used to. And there are signs that American soft power is waning as well, including the fact that, while the U.S maintains its reputation for respecting individual liberty, fewer believe this than a decade ago.

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