Americans are more satisfied with the United States’ place in the world now than they have been in more than a decade, according to a new poll from Gallup — and that number has grown by more than 10% in the past year alone.
According to the respected polling company, 45% of Americans “are satisfied with the position of the United States in the world,” up 13 points from January of 2017 and, coincidentally, a 13-year high.
Gallup is quick to point out that only 29% of Americans think that President Donald Trump is “respected” by other nations and world leaders, but it’s clear that Americans don’t seem to believe that particular character trait is a negative one.
Although former President Obama had a much different approach to international diplomacy (one that Americans felt, at the time, was well-received by world leaders), Americans seem to believe that Trump’s tougher hand hasn’t harmed how other nations feel about the country as a whole.
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