US’s international reputation declined over handling of coronavirus

US’s international reputation declined over handling of coronavirus


LONDON — The international reputation of the United States has declined further in the wake of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research Tuesday from the Pew Research Center.

In some of the 13 countries surveyed, favorable views of the US have fallen to record lows. Pew started polling on the topic nearly two decades ago.

Although the international image of the US has been in decline since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, Pew found it has been dented further by what is perceived to be a badly handled response to the pandemic. Pew found that a median of just 15 percent of respondents say the US has done a good job during the crisis, in contrast to perceptions around the World Health Organization or the European Union, both of which enjoy majority approval.

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