June 26, 2017

Build your own chart: Tracking U.S. favorability and confidence in the U.S. president, 2002 to 2017

Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes survey has been tracking global opinions of the United States and its president since 2002. A new report finds that, since Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, the world’s views of the U.S. and its president have shifted dramatically downward from where they were at the end of Barack Obama’s presidency.

We surveyed 37 countries in 2017, many with data stretching back to the George W. Bush administration (2002 for U.S. favorability, 2003 for confidence in the U.S president). Use the tool below to explore how individual countries view the U.S. and its president, and how these views have changed over time. Keep in mind that surveys are not conducted in every country for every year. But the patterns over time should be clear, since this interactive includes all available data for the 37 countries on these two questions.