Americans give US world image highest ratings since 2003: Gallup

Americans give US world image highest ratings since 2003: Gallup
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More Americans say the U.S. is viewed positively worldwide than any time since 2003, according to a poll released Monday.

In a Gallup survey, 58 percent of respondents said they believe the U.S. is rated "very" or "somewhat favorably" by the rest of the world, a 3 percentage point increase from last year.

Despite the uptick, the views of Democrats and Republicans on the matter have not changed in the last year, but more independents believe the world views the U.S. in a favorable light, by 8 percentage points.

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There was a large split along party lines. Of respondents who identified as Republicans, 80 percent said the U.S. is viewed positively, while 36 percent of Democrats said the same.

Only 31 percent of respondents said they believe President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness school deans call for lifting country-specific visa caps Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign: report Federal prosecutors in New York examining Giuliani business dealings with Ukraine: report MORE is respected globally. Opinions on that matter are also split along party lines, with 65 percent of Republicans polled saying Trump is respected by other leaders.

According to Gallup, "Americans may be separating how they believe their country is viewed from whether they think the president is respected."

Gallup surveyed 1,016 American adults between Feb. 1-10. The margin of error for the sample is 4 percentage points.