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The image of the United States has deteriorated further among its traditional allies after a year in which President Donald Trump ratcheted up his verbal attacks on countries like Canada and Germany, a leading survey showed.

The trends in Canada - a two-year erosion of USA favourability and presidential ratings - were pervasive among America's allies and neighbours, the survey suggests.

Thirty-eight percent of French and 39 percent of Canadians said they had a positive view of the United States, both down from previous year.

Just 7 percent of Spanish, 9 percent of French and 10 percent of Germans said they had confidence in Trump's leadership.

The Pew Center is a nonpartisan research organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The survey covers 26,112 respondents in 25 countries from mid-May to mid-August. About half of all respondents said the two European leaders inspired them with confidence. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping also receive mostly negative reviews.

"Large majorities say the U.S. doesn't take into account the interests of countries like theirs when making foreign policy decisions".

Only 27 percent of those surveyed in 25 nations worldwide had confidence in Trump to do the right thing regarding world affairs, while 70 percent had no confidence in him.

Three out of four Germans say the U.S.is doing less now to address global issues, while in France, 81 percent think the USA doesn't consider its interests when in foreign policy matters.

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In Australia - where 52 percent say China is the current leading economic power - almost three-quarters still say they prefer a future where the U.S.is the world's dominant power. More people also say their own country's diplomatic relationship with the US has grown worse over the past year.

There were some bright spots for the US, with residents of Israel, the Philippines and South Korea registering overwhelmingly positive attitudes toward America.

With the US seen as stumbling on major issues, many nations have begun to look at China as a potential global powerbroker.

The world leader inspiring the most confidence was the only woman included in the survey, German chancellor Angela Merkel.

If times are tough for President Trump at home and he decides to relocate, a new Pew Research poll suggests the president select Israel, where the populace appreciates him more than in other nations, and his positive figures continue to rise.

A new 25-nation Pew survey revealed that while Trump's worldwide image has suffered, his ratings among citizens of the Jewish state remain high. Much of the world also considered China a rising global power, if not already the most important economic power already. The U.S. also gets a 50 percent favorability rating, with China at 45 percent.

Allies took a dim view of the Trump administration's position on civil liberties, with majorities in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia and Mexico saying the government did not respect the personal freedoms of its people.

The survey was based on telephone and face-to-face interviews and its results are based on national samples.

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