What 40,000 people in 37 countries think about Trump
PRESIDENT Trump has had a "major impact" on how the US is viewed by other countries around the world, eroding the nation's image in the eyes of European and Asian allies.
That's according to a study undertaken by the Pew Research Centre that has spanned more than 40,000 people in 37 different countries between February and May this year.
It found a median of just 22 per cent of people have confidence in President Trump to "do the right thing" internationally, compared to 64 per cent under the final years of Obama's presidency.
The "eroding image" of US power is particularly pronounced in some of America's closes allies, including Canada, Mexico and Germany.
"Across the 37 nations polled, Trump gets higher marks than Obama in only two countries: Russia and Israel," the study found.
However despite a lack of faith in Trump seen in the results, many believe their nation's relationship with the US will remain the same.
'CHANGED IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD'
"America's standing in the world's eyes has changed markedly in a very short period of time," the authors state.
"In more than half of the 37 nations surveyed, positive views of the US experienced double-digit drops in 2017,"
In Australia, confidence in President Trump is at a median of 48 per cent, compared to 60 per cent under President Obama.
Reasons for the lack of confidence come down to both policies and character, Pew states.
All five key Trump policies on trade, the border wall, the nuclear deal with Iran, climate change and the travel ban were viewed negatively. However there were pockets of support for the travel ban in countries such as Hungary, Israel, Poland and Russia. Opposition was especially strong in Muslim majority countries like Jordan, Lebanon and Senegal.
Many also perceived President Trump as "arrogant" and "dangerous". American citizens were spared the same judgment, with soft-cultural power in the form of entertainment still viewed positively.
"In the eyes of most people surveyed around the world, the White House's new occupant is arrogant, intolerant and even dangerous. Among the positive characteristics tested, his highest rating is for being a strong leader. Fewer believe he is charismatic, well-qualified or cares about ordinary people," Pew states.
WHO'S THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL?
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin also scored badly, however "neither is rated as negatively as the US President" Pew states.
In contrast, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is regarded as competent with a median of 42 per cent of people expressing confidence in her.
When it comes to individual countries, there is a stark difference in perceptions of Trump between countries such as Germany, Israel, Russia, Mexico and Canada.
"Trump gets more-positive reviews in Russia than either of his predecessors ever did," Pew States. A median of 56 per cent of Israelis also say they have a confidence in the President.
Germany has seen a dramatic drop from 86 per cent favourable under Obama to 11 per cent for Trump.
Ratings have also plummeted in Mexico and Canada - where Trump has the lowest confidence of a US leader in 15 years.