The President tended to be viewed more positively in countries with conservative or right wing governments, and among those respondents who identified ideologically with the political right in their countries. In Poland, where the right-wing populist Law and Justice Party has attacked the independence of the judiciary since taking control of parliament in 2015, 55% of respondents expressed confidence in Trump.
The US president received the highest negative ratings of the group, though Russia's Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping were also seen in a negative light.
Trump noted that he had taxed imports of French alcoholic beverages to retaliate over a tax that France has imposed on major tech companies, including some based in the U.S.
Majorities of people in numerous 33 nations surveyed by the nonpartisan research centre disapprove of a number of the policies that Trump talks about most often, including slapping tariffs on imported goods as a way to gain leverage in trade disputes, withdrawing from global climate change agreements, building a wall on the U.S. -Mexico border and putting tougher restrictions on immigration to the U.S.
According to the results of the survey, which polled 36,923 people across 33 countries, western European countries had the lowest approval ratings for both Trump and the United States, particularly in the Netherlands, Sweden and Germany.
Pew also found that the majority of Mr. Trump's policies were unpopular globally. Israel also has high confidence in Mr. Trump.
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Almost two-thirds - 64 per cent - of respondents around the world said they had no confidence in how Mr Trump handled global affairs, while 29 per cent said they did.
"Overall, favourable views of the US are higher than that of confidence in the USA president", Poushter said.
The survey, conducted by Gallup last year between late May and early July, showed a modest increase in the percentage of Canadian respondents with confidence in the president to "do the right thing regarding world affairs": 28 per cent, up from 25 per cent in 2018 and just 22 per cent the year before. About three-fourths of the populations of Germany, Sweden, France, Spain and the Netherlands lack confidence in Mr.
Mr Trump is popular in the African nations surveyed despite his past missteps - including reportedly calling African states "shithole countries". "Global confidence in the U.S. president plummeted after Trump's inauguration, while favourable ratings for the United States also declined", said the Pew report. Thirty-seven percent of supporters of Germany's Alternative for Germany (AfD) party expressed confidence in Trump, compared with just 9% of Germans who do not support the party.
Regardless of small increases in approval on the global right, Trump's global ratings have still stagnated at historically low levels compared to his predecessor.