.. a recently released survey by the Pew Research Centre .. underscores the
overall drop in the favourability rating of the US at the global level.
The aforementioned survey was conducted in 37 countries and it shows that the
global standing of the US has changed markedly in a short period of time. It
notes that out of more than half of the countries surveyed, positive opinions
of the US experienced a double-digit drop in 2017. In 10 countries, the
recently recorded majority of positive views have changed to minority. For
instance, the US favourability in Mexico has been sliced by half, from 66 per
cent to 30 per cent. In 14 countries, the decline has been significant but
still above 50 per cent, while in three countries where the US has not enjoyed
majority support for some time, things have further deteriorated. For example,
the favourability of the US in Turkey was already at 29 per cent in 2015 and
it has plummeted by almost 11 points to 18 per cent. The favourability for the
US has also seen a drop in France, Germany, Poland, Spain and the UK with a
mean of 46 per cent positive and 52 per cent negative assessment.
The drop in favourability ratings for the US, the survey reports, is
widespread. "The share of the public with a positive view of the US has
plummeted in a diverse set of countries from Latin America, North America,
Europe, Asia and Africa." ..