The New Anti-Americanism

How Worries About U.S. Dominance Gave Way to Worries About U.S. Decline

Ibraheem Abu Mustafa / Reuters

Anti-Americanism has surged in much of the world since U.S. President Donald Trump took office. New polling from the Pew Research Center shows that global ratings for Trump are similar to those President George W. Bush received near the end of his second term (and considerably lower than the high marks President Barack Obama enjoyed throughout his tenure). And as in the Bush years, the president’s unpopularity has led to a sharp decline in overall favorability ratings for the United States.   In 2007, the median percentage of respondents who said they had confidence in Bush to do the right thing …