New Poll: Global Reputation of United States Has Plummeted

Under the weak leadership of the United States, the global reputation of the United States has plummeted, reported in the Washington Post.


President Trump defended his handling of the coronavirus pandemic during an interview with Fox News over the weekend, arguing that he took “tremendous steps” early in the outbreak, which “saved probably two or two and a half million lives.”



But much of the world appears to think otherwise. In a new poll of 13 nations released Tuesday, a median of 15 percent of respondents said the United States had handled the pandemic well, while 85 percent said the country had responded poorly.



The data, released by Pew Research Center, suggests that the international reputation of the United States has dropped to a new low in the face of a disorganized response to the novel coronavirus.


The country leads the world in virus-related deaths.



International affairs analysts say it may be difficult to repair the damage to the United States’ standing overseas.


Among some traditional allies like Germany, views of the United States have declined to the lowest levels since Pew began tracking them nearly two decades ago.