According to a study by Morning Consult, the best political changes were perceived in Germany, and residents of China gave the most negative assessments.
Attitudes toward the United States have improved in most countries in the nearly 100 days since the inauguration of US President Joe Biden. This is evidenced by the data of a survey published by Morning Consult.
In their study, the company’s employees surveyed adults in 14 countries. In 12 of them, the attitude to the United States after the arrival of Biden changed for the better; in general, the indicator increased by 9 percentage points.
The political changes were best received in Germany, where the image of the United States improved by 47 percentage points in the three months of the new administration. In Russia, despite the deterioration of relations between the two countries, the image of the United States under the Biden administration among residents of the Russian Federation has slightly improved – since January 20, the percentage of respondents who favor the United States has increased from 40% to 43%.
The most negative changes in the public perception of the United States occurred in China, where with the advent of the Biden administration, the attitude towards the country deteriorated by 13 percentage points. In general, 74% of Chinese residents perceive the United States negatively, 9% do not have a definite opinion, and only 17% have a positive attitude.
In India, 79% of respondents feel good about the United States. They showed a little more loyalty than the residents of the United States did themselves – in their own country, 78% of respondents are positive about the changes.
The survey conducted from April 16 to 25 involved at least 1,100 residents of each country that participated in the study.
Biden’s inauguration after winning the presidential election took place on January 20. The hundredth day of his work as head of the US administration falls on April 29.