Survey: Under Trump, America’s overseas standing takes a hit | The Numbers Racket

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 26: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the beginning of a new conference with members of the coronavirus task force, including Vice President Mike Pence in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House February 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump updated the American people about what his administration's 'whole of government' response to the global coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

The United States is losing favor among its international supporters and allies, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center. 

In its 13-nation survey of U.S. trading partners and allies, Pew found that many factors have contributed to the less favorable view of the United States by each country. 

From the Iraq War to its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, America’s public image has declined sharply since Pew started polling on the topic two decades ago.

Let’s take a closer look:

By Country in 2020

The six countries listed below have record-low favorable views of the United States: 

United Kingdom: 41 percent favorable view of the U.S. 

France: 31 percent have a favorable view of the U.S. 

Germany: 26 percent have a favorable view of the U.S.

Japan: 41 percent have a favorable view of the U.S.

Canada: 35 percent have a favorable view of the U.S.

Australia: 33 percent have a favorable view of the U.S.

By Country in 2000

Here are those same six countries and their view of the U.S. in 2000.

United Kingdom: 83 percent had a favorable view of the U.S.

France: 62 percent had a favorable view of the U.S. 

Germany: 78 percent had a favorable view of the U.S.

Japan: 77 percent had a favorable view of the U.S. 

Canada: 72 percent had a favorable view of the U.S. 

Australia: 59 percent had a favorable view of the U.S.

Coronavirus

The survey found that part of the decline in favorability over the last year is due to how the U.S. has handled the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Across all 13 countries surveyed, a median of 15 percent say the U.S. has done a good job of dealing with the outbreak.

The percentages below show how many of the country’s public said the U.S. has done a good job dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. 

Spain … 20 percent.

Italy … 18 percent. 

Canada … 16 percent. 

United Kingdom … 16 percent. 

Sweden … 15 percent. 

France … 15 percent. 

Japan … 15 percent. 

Australia … 14 percent. 

Netherlands … 14 percent. 

Belgium … 11 percent. 

Germany … 9 percent. 

Denmark … 7 percent. 

South Korea … 6 percent. 

The Trump Factor

All of the 13 countries surveyed reported low confidence in President Donald Trump (25 percent or less) while having a more favorable view of the United States. 

South Korea reported just 17 percent having confidence in Trump. 

The rest are as follows: 

Italy … 16 percent. 

Japan … 25 percent. 

United Kingdom … 19 percent. 

Spain … 16 percent. 

Canada … 20 percent. 

Denmark … 10 percent. 

Australia … 23 percent. 

Sweden … 15 percent. 

France … 11 percent. 

Netherlands … 18 percent. 

Germany … 10 percent. 

Belgium … 9 percent. 

 The median percentage of confidence in Trump being 16 percent.

Cassie Miller
A native Pennsylvanian, Cassie Miller worked for various publications across the Midstate before joining the team at the Pennsylvania Capital-Star. In her previous roles, she has covered everything from local sports to the financial services industry. Miller has an extensive background in magazine writing, editing and design. She is a graduate of Penn State University where she served as the campus newspaper’s photo editor. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in professional journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In addition to her role at the Capital-Star, Miller enjoys working on her independent zines, Dead Air and Infrared.