"When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best - they're not sending you", Trump said in 2015 when he began his campaign for the presidency at Trump Tower.
"As has largely been the case since Pew Research Centre's first Global Attitudes survey in 2002, attitudes toward the United States in sub-Saharan Africa are largely positive", the not-for-profit polling group notes. As he grows more comfortable in the role of president, Trump also appears to be doubling down on controversial stances on trade and defense that have alienated some allies, as well as leaning more heavily on foreign-policy aides who reinforce his own instincts-such as National Security Advisor John Bolton and policy advisor Stephen Miller-rather than ones who put a check on them, namely former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Across all countries, an average of 27 percent of respondents said they had confidence in Trump.
Just twenty-eight percent of those surveyed in the United Kingdom had a favorable view of Trump, along with 10 percent of Germans, nine percent of French respondents, and seven percent of Spanish people.
The poll shows 82 per cent of Jewish Israelis have confidence in Trump's handling of global affairs, while 94 per cent of Jewish Israelis have a favourable view of the United States in general (compared to 43 per cent of Palestinian citizens). "Many believe the U.S.is doing less to help solve major global challenges than it once did".
Only 38 per cent of French and 39 per cent of Canadians said they had a positive view of the USA, both down from a year ago.
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Two exceptions to this rule were Israel, where 69 percent had at least some confidence in Trump to do the right thing in global affairs, and the Philippines, which was 78 percent positive.
Trump has made several moves that put off or alienated longtime allies of the USA, including pulling the US out of the Paris climate accord and a nuclear deal with Iran, criticizing the NATO alliance, and chiding leaders in Canada and Germany who criticized him while praising authoritarian rulers like Putin and North Korea's Kim Jong Un.
President Donald Trump has shaken global faith in US leadership, an worldwide survey found, as confidence in him lags behind other major world leaders including Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping.
Israelis were also more convinced than any other respondents that the U.S. was doing more to address global problems in the past two years, with 52 percent expressing that sentiment. Meanwhile, a plurality of 39 percent said that the USA remained in the number-one slot and China came in close second at 34 percent. When asked which would be better for the world, having China or the U.S.as the top global power, people in almost every country tended to select the U.S.
"Large majorities say the United States doesn't consider the interests of countries like theirs when making foreign policy decisions", the Pew Centre notes in a summary of the poll's findings. "A median of 70% across the 25 nations polled lack confidence in the American leader". Among respondents, 70% said the USA was unlikely to take into account the interests of other people and 51% felt America didn't respect the personal freedoms of its own people.
The survey was conducted between May and August, and based on interviews with more than 900 people in each of the surveyed countries.