Jul 23, 2017

Global confidence plummets that POTUS will "do the right thing"

From 2015 to 2017, Pew Research tracked global confidence in the U.S. president "to do the right thing" regarding world affairs. While almost all the countries surveyed have lost confidence over the years, Russia's significant increase stands out — jumping from 11% in 2011 under Obama to 53% under Trump.

Other takeaways from the report: Merkel, Xi or Putin have more positive ratings globally than Trump. Arrogant was the most common word globally associated with Trump's characteristics. There is global disapproval across all of Trump's major policy proposals.

Data: Pew Research Center; Note: The full text of the survey question reads "confidence in the U.S. president to do the right thing regarding world affairs."; Graphic: Chris Canipe / Axios

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