Some international coverage specialists anxious that belief in America overseas may not survive the Trump years. However new survey results from Pew Analysis launched Thursday inform a much more hopeful story.
Pew requested respondents in 16 developed international locations for his or her opinion of America under Biden and located that 62% now have a positive view of the U.S. That’s manner up from the 34% favorable view earned by Trump in final 12 months’s survey.
In 12 of the international locations, Pew had requested the identical questions a 12 months in the past when Trump was president. The distinction in the responses had been sizable. Seventy-five p.c of respondents had confidence that Biden would “do the precise factor relating to world affairs.” Final 12 months’s survey discovered that solely 17% thought Trump would do the precise factor.
The opinion swing on the U.S. president was extra pronounced in some international locations than others.
- Simply 10% of Germans trusted Trump to do the precise factor in final 12 months’s survey; that quantity went as much as 78% with Biden.
- Sweden’s confidence stage went from 15% for Trump to 85% for Biden.
- Belgium’s confidence stage went from 9% for Trump to 79% for Biden.
- In Greece, confidence in the U.S. president was 25% in 2019, and rose to 67% with the arrival of Biden.
In all of the international locations surveyed by this 12 months and final 12 months, the confidence rating elevated not less than 40%, Pew discovered.