U.S. Image Suffers as Publics Around World Question Trump’s Leadership
"Although he has only been in office a few months, Donald Trump’s presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations. According to a new Pew Research Center survey spanning 37 nations, a median of just 22% has confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. This stands in contrast to the final years of Barack Obama’s presidency, when a median of 64% expressed confidence in Trump’s predecessor to direct America’s role in the world." [p. 3]
A Pew Research Center survey released in June 2017 found a decline in international tourism and of respondents only 49 percent of from 37 countries held a favorable view of the U.S., as compared to a favorable view of 64 percent when Obama left office.