Poll: US favorability in world falls under Trump

Poll: US favorability in world falls under Trump
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The image of the United States across the world has gone down under President Trump, according to a new survey.

A Pew Research Center survey finds U.S. favorability ratings in the rest of the world have fallen to 49 percent.

They were previously at 64 percent at the end of former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBill Maher, Isiah Thomas score over the NFL's playing of 'Black national anthem' Democrats confront 'Rubik's cube on steroids' White House debates vaccines for air travel MORE's time in office.


The survey found only 30 percent of Mexicans now have a favorable view of the U.S., for example.

The United States' favorability ratings have also fallen among Canada and Germany. Just 43 percent of Canadians have a favorable view of the U.S. and 35 percent of Germans say the same.

"The drop in favorability ratings for the United States is widespread," the Pew report said.

"The share of the public with a positive view of the U.S. has plummeted in a diverse set of countries from Latin America, North America, Europe, Asia and Africa."

But in Russia, 41 percent have a favorable view of the United States under Trump, compared with just 15 percent who said the same under Obama.

The survey also found that just 22 percent of respondents believe Trump will do the right thing in world affairs.

That number is down from 64 percent of respondents who said they had confidence in the U.S. president at the end of Obama's term.

Pollsters surveyed between 852 and 2,464 people in each of the 37 countries sampled between Feb. 16 and May 8. Their findings' margins of error range from 3.2 to 5.7 percentage points.

Trump campaigned on "America first" policies and has often used the phrase since assuming office.