(Washington) The election of Democratic President Joe Biden has restored Donald Trump’s image of America tainted abroad, but the image of American democracy has deteriorated, a poll released Thursday said.
As the U.S. president embarks on a European tour (G7-NATO-EU) on Thursday aimed at strengthening Atlantic ties, an investigation by the U.S. Research Center Pew shows that the United States has returned to a positive image in some parts of the world.
According to Pew, which covers 15 countries in Europe, Asia and the Pacific, including Canada, 62% of those polled will have a “favorable image” of the United States in 2021, and only 34% in the end. The mandate of the Republican billionaire who defended the isolationist policy.
One-third (75%) of those polled believe Mr Biden makes “the right choices in world affairs”, jumping from Donald Trump (17%) last year.
In addition, 77% say Mr Biden “qualifies” for the presidency, while 16% oppose his predecessor.
The multilateral winner, the Democratic president, was praised for joining the World Health Organization (89% approval) and the Paris climate agreement (85%).
However, the majority of respondents were of the opinion that the United States would prioritize the interests of its allies in foreign policy (67%).
Ever since Pew introduced this question in 2002 and emphasized the research center, this notion has been in the majority even among those closest to Washington.
Two-thirds (67%) of those polled see the United States as “the most or most loyal partner,” according to Pew.
Regarding the future of relations between Washington and its allies, 57% believe that they will remain “the same” and 39% that they will improve.
Finally, the image of American democracy deteriorated after the Donald Trump mandate, the subsequent election of Republican candidate Joe Biden, and the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
The majority of respondents (57%) believe that this is not a good example to follow in recent years, with only 17% seeing it as a government model.
Nearly half of the countries surveyed, under the age of 30, are likely to think that the United States has never been a better role model for other countries.
The Pew survey surveyed 16,254 people in 12 to 16 countries, including Canada, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, and New Zealand. Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan).