America’s reputation lowers; Survey  

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America’s reputation has declined further over the past year among key allies and partners and the public only has a low favourable view of the world’s biggest economy, according to a new survey.

In a survey held in 13 countries, the Pew Research Center said that 41 per cent in the United Kingdom had a favourable opinion of the US. About 31 per cent in France had a similar favourable opinion. When 26 per cent of the Germans had a good opinion of the US, 35 per cent of the people in Canada had a positive attitude.

The survey also found that many people in Japan and Australia had an unfavorable opinion of the United States. However, the PEW Centre said that South Korea stood out as the only country that viewed the US in a positive sense (59 per cent)

The survey also looked into the popularity of world leaders including U S President Trump. Among the six leaders included on the survey, German Chancellor Angela Merkel had the highest rating. About 76 per cent across the nations polled expressed confidence in the German chancellor. French President Emmanuel Macron also got favorable reviews, the PEW Center said. The survey said that ratings for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson were split and the ratings for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping were overwhelmingly negative. But they were not as negative as those for Trump.

The people Europeans who had favorable views of right-wing populist parties had a positive opinion with respect to the leadership of Trump.

The survey also looked into the economic position of various countries. The PEW Centre Centre survey showed that 34 per cent across the 13 countries surveyed think that the United States is the world’s leading economic power, while almost 48 per cent say the same of China.

South Korea and Japan, which are close to China are the only two nations in the survey that had called the US as the leading economic power. In Australia, Canada and the European countries, China was on the top.



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