Mar 23, 2022 - World

U.S. image soars across NATO countries

Mike Allen
Data: Gallup. Chart: Axios Visuals
Data: Gallup. Chart: Axios Visuals

With President Biden flying to Brussels Wednesday for a NATO summit, his diplomacy in his first year produced big gains in overseas approval of U.S. leadership, Gallup found.

Why it matters: U.S. ratings in many countries matched or surpassed levels during the Obama years, including in Germany.

What they're saying: "Between 2020 and 2021, U.S. leadership saw double-digit gains ... in 20 out of the 27 NATO members that were surveyed both years," Gallup said.

  • Lithuania was the only NATO member where U.S. approval fell (6 points).

I double-checked with Gallup about that outlier 82% U.S. approval in Albania.

  • That's in line with previous years: Albania, along with Kosovo, usually leads European countries in approval of the U.S.

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