Global confidence in America has almost doubled under Biden

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.

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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.

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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.