European Views on Trump’s America
Registration will begin at 8:30.
- Dr. Richard Wike, Director of Global Attitudes Research, Pew Research Center
- Ambassador Edita Hrdá, Managing Director for the Americas, European External Action Service
- Dr. Ian Lesser, Vice President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
The election of Donald Trump as the President of the United States has caused a shift in the perception of the United States and its leadership around the world. President Trump’s unconventional leadership style and policies, from building a border wall with Mexico to withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, to banning Muslims from entering the United States, have raised questions about the global community's level of confidence and trust in the United States.
As the U.S. position in the world begins to evolve under its new leadership, the Pew Research Center offers new findings on the changing perceptions of the U.S. image. Pew is a Washington-based non-partisan institution. It annually surveys publics in 38 countries, including 10 in the EU, on their views of the United States and the American president. Its 2017 U.S. image survey, co-authored by Dr. Richard Wike, tested global attitudes toward the United States in key areas: confidence in Trump in comparison to world leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel, perceptions of Americans, U.S. soft power, and the country’s respect for personal freedoms, and views on Trump’s personal characteristics and policies. Join us for a presentation of the survey results followed by a lively panel discussion.
If you have any questions, please contact Shubhangi Shukla at +32 2 238 5292 or GMFBrussels3@gmfus.org.