(GALLUP) 33% of US adults satisfied with nation’s global position

The following is from Gallup News.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ satisfaction with the nation’s position in the world is at its lowest since 2017, with 33% satisfied.

This marks a slight decline from 37% readings each of the prior three years. Meanwhile, 65% of U.S. adults are dissatisfied with the nation’s global position.

Gallup has tracked this question annually since 2000 as part of its World Affairs poll, most recently conducted Feb. 1-20.

The percentage of Americans satisfied with the nation’s global position was consistently above 40% in the early years of the trend, including 65% in 2000 and a high of 71% in early 2002, shortly after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

However, this view waned in the second half of George W. Bush’s presidency after the U.S. engaged in prolonged wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, falling to a low of 30% in 2008. Since then, this perception has mostly varied between 32% and 40%, except for a brief period above that during Donald Trump’s presidency, when Republicans were especially positive.

The last time a majority of Americans expressed satisfaction with their country’s global position was February 2020, a month before the Covid-19 pandemic forced nationwide closures.

Perceptions of the U.S. Image in the World Back Down to 2017 Level

Since 2000, Gallup has also asked a question gauging Americans’ opinions of how the U.S. rates in the eyes of the world. The latest 42% of U.S. adults who believe the country is viewed very (6%) or somewhat (36%) favorably by the global community is down seven points in the past year.

Like satisfaction with the nation’s position in the world, this measure is at its lowest point since 2017, early in the Trump presidency.

At the same time, almost six in 10 Americans think the U.S. is viewed somewhat (36%) or very (21%) unfavorably on the world stage.

The current favorable reading is just two points above the record low in June 2007 when the U.S. was fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but well below the 79% post-9/11 high point in the trend.

Steady 37% Say Biden Is Respected by World Leaders

A stable 37% of Americans believe Biden is respected by leaders of other countries, and 58% say he is not.

While this is the second consecutive 37% reading for Biden on this measure, it is well below the 58% recorded in February 2021 shortly after his inauguration.

The current reading is on par with Biden’s latest overall job approval rating of 38%. It is also identical to the 37% of Americans who thought Trump was respected by world leaders in 2020, which was the highest of his presidency.

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4 thoughts on “(GALLUP) 33% of US adults satisfied with nation’s global position”

  1. Not concerning this specific article, but I would encourage people to remember that it has been reported that Gallup got out of the business of election polling because its results were SO far off as to be laughable, and election polling is an area where the accuracy of polls can actually be measured when the votes are counted.
    So now Gallup does polling concerning issues where the results cannot actually be compared with any measurable realilty. But again, I’m not singling out this particular poll — just pointing out the difference between polls that reflect some measuable reality and others that cannot be statistically refuted.

  2. That 33% is open to interpretation, that is in my opinion.
    I am in the 67 percent that is not satisfied. Dividing it further, I believe we should be much higher. Also in that 67% are those that believe it is too high. I am also guessing that in the 33% are those that want it much lower.
    My Point:
    A substantial percentage of the American Electorate will be glad when the US disappears from the list of nation-states.

  3. Polls? I think it’s been shows most polls are not that accurate. I do not put much faith in the accuracy of any poll. Polls initiated by a conservative group of a liberal group will tend to poll those in that particular sector of belief so how accurate can that poll be?

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