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Polls: US image abroad has rebounded since Biden took office

Joe Biden, Jill Biden
Posted at 1:13 PM, Jun 10, 2021

The United States' image around the world has improved sharply since President Joe Biden took office.

That's according to new Pew Research Center surveys conducted in 16 countries, including many long-standing allies of the U.S.

The surveys show majorities of the public across the countries (more than 6 out of 10 each) express confidence in Biden to "do the right thing" in world affairs.

Biden is in Britain on the first leg of his first overseas trip, hoping to re-establish the United States' global standing and reinforce partnerships with key European allies.

Favorable ratings of the U.S. have started to rebound after declining considerably during Donald Trump's four years as president.

Last year, the U.S. was only favorable to the French by 31%, but it's grown to 65% this year.

In Germany, 78% have confidence in Biden this year, whereas only 10% said this about Trump last year.

In the Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, and Canada, about 8 out of 10 trust Biden in international affairs.