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Global Survey Shows Trump Is Trusted Less Than Putin and Xi

70% of respondents said they lacked confidence in the U.S. president

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President Donald Trump has shaken global faith in U.S. leadership, an international survey found, as confidence in him lags behind other major world leaders including Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping. The Pew Research Center found 70 percent of more than 26,000 people surveyed across 25 countries this year said they lacked confidence in Trump, compared with 27 percent who said they trusted the American president’s handling of international affairs. Still, respondents in almost every country said it would be better for the U.S. to remain as the top global power, rather than China, which is seen as a rising power.