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Majority of global poll respondents find Trump 'arrogant, dangerous'

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Posted at 7:13 AM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 07:13:43-04

The world is changing how it views the “leader of the free world,” and not for the better.

Seventy-four percent of global respondents told the Pew Research Center they had no confidence in President Donald Trump, compared to 64 percent of respondents who said they were confident in President Barack Obama at the end of his term.

Trump received higher ratings in two of the 37 countries surveyed - Russia and Israel, according to National Public Radio.

"The sharp decline in how much global publics trust the U.S. president on the world stage is especially pronounced among some of America's closest allies in Europe and Asia, as well as neighboring Mexico and Canada," the report states.

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“A sizeable majority” of global respondents used the words arrogant, intolerant and dangerous to describe Trump. Fifty-five percent saw him as a strong leader and 39 percent said he is charismatic.

Despite the drop in the president’s ratings and favorability toward the U.S. in general, the report states that global respondents tend to like the American people and their popular culture, such as television and music, by a wide margin.

See the full report at the website here.

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