The Pew Research Center published on Thursday the results of its Spring 2021 Global Attitudes Survey, the first of its kind since Biden took office in January.
It was a historically rocky transition of power that unseated a U.S. leader whose tenure was marked by a sharp decline in international confidence in U.S. leadership.
And while some of this trust has recovered in the few months of Biden's White House, there remained a prevailing attitude that "democracy in the U.S. used to be a good example, but has not been in recent years.".
In neighboring Canada, some 69% felt this way, compared with 14% who felt that the "democracy in the U.S. is a good example for other countries to follow," and another 14% that it "has never been a good example for other countries.".
"Across all democracies surveyed, no more than about three-in-ten say the U.S. is currently setting a good example of democratic values.".
Germany and France's favorability rating of the U.S. doubled in this time period.
On the other hand, views toward the clout held by the U.S.' top competitor, China, increased slightly. »