February 28, 2021

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1 in 3 Europeans say US can’t be trusted: Poll

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More than 60 percent of those surveyed said the American political system is broken.

Thirty-two percent of Europeans say that after electing Donald Trump president in 2016, Americans can no longer be trusted, according to a new poll.

Germans were most distrustful of Americans, with 53 percent of respondents saying they either strongly agreed or agreed that a post-Trump America couldn’t be relied upon. Only Hungarians and Poles were significantly more likely to disagree with that statement than agree with it.

More than 60 percent of respondents to the survey of 15,000 people in 11 European countries, commissioned by the European Council on Foreign Relations and conducted in November and December after the 2020 U.S. election by Datapraxis and YouGov, also said the American political system was “completely” or “somewhat broken.” Eighty-one percent of Britons, 71 percent of Germans and 66 percent of the French said the U.S. system is broken.

Poland and Hungary were the two countries with the warmest views of the U.S. in the survey, with 56 percent of Hungarians and 58 percent of Poles saying the American political system works well or somewhat well.

Fifty-nine percent of those polled said they believed China will become more powerful than the U.S. within 10 years — and a majority would want their country to stay neutral in a potential conflict between Washington and Beijing or Moscow.

Perceptions of the EU, meanwhile, improved in every country that was polled apart from Hungary, the Netherlands and Spain.

Source: POLITICO https://www.politico.eu/article/1-in-3-europeans-say-us-cant-be-trusted-poll-donald-trump-joe-biden/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

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