9 charts on how the world sees President Trump
Globally, Trump is much less popular than his predecessor, and only a few countries have positive views of Trump. See nine charts that highlight international perceptions of Trump.
Globally, More Name U.S. Than China as World’s Leading Economic Power
Across 38 nations, a median of 42% say the U.S. is the world’s leading economy, while 32% name China. The economic balance of power has shifted in the eyes of some key U.S. allies and trading partners.
On world affairs, most G20 countries more confident in Merkel than Trump
Among 17 Group of Twenty member countries, residents in just two countries have substantially more confidence in Trump than in Merkel on world affairs.
U.S. Image Suffers as Publics Around World Question Trump’s Leadership
President 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.
Build your own chart: Tracking U.S. favorability and confidence in the U.S. president, 2002 to 2017
Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes survey has been tracking global opinions of the United States and its president since 2002.
Around the world, favorability of the U.S. and confidence in its president decline
Global views of the U.S. and its president have shifted dramatically downward since the end of Barack Obama’s presidency and the start of Donald Trump’s.
Russians Remain Confident in Putin's Global Leadership
A majority of Russians say their country has improved its international standing, and many are confident in Putin’s handling of global issues. Economic views are mixed and corruption remains a concern.
Americans hold very negative views of North Korea amid nuclear tensions
Overall, 78% of Americans have an unfavorable view of the communist nation ruled by Kim Jong Un, with 61% holding a very unfavorable opinion.
Americans have grown more negative toward China over the past decade
U.S. negativity toward China increased by 26 percentage points since 2006, and it has been higher than Chinese negativity toward the U.S. every year since 2014.
U.S. public sees Russian role in campaign hacking, but is divided over new sanctions
Among those aware of allegations, 72% say Russia was definitely or probably behind the hacks, versus 24% who think it was definitely or probably not.