To varying degrees, Europeans, Canadians, Japanese, South Koreans and Australians share skepticism about the two biggest powers and their leaders.
Two recent surveys, one quantitative and the other qualitative, expose the reservations of thousands of respondents in relation to the United States and China, as well as their respective leaders, in a scenario that was aggravated by the way they both faced the pandemic.
In some of the 13 countries analyzed by the Pew Research Center, favorable opinions from the US have dropped to historic lows, and the same applies to its president. As for China, a study by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) concludes that Europeans are more suspicious of Beijing than they were before covid-19.
The image of the United States in other democracies has plunged to its lowest lows thanks to its response to the new coronavirus and the widespread negative appreciation of President Donald Trump’s leadership ability.
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