January 19 According to a survey released by a European think tank on the 19th, more than 60% of the European people surveyed believe that the political system of the United States has been broken, and nearly one third of the people no longer trust Americans.
The report was released by the think tank European Committee on External Relations.
From November to December 2020, the think tank commissioned a polling agency to conduct survey visits to 15,000 people in 11 European countries, covering European and American relations and Europe’s positioning on the international stage.
According to the survey results, 61% of the respondents believe that the political system in the United States is “complete” or “to some extent” broken, and 81% of British respondents, 71% of German respondents and 66% of French respondents share this view.
Most of the respondents think that the EU and its own system are much better than that of the United States, and regard Germany rather than the United States as their most important partner country.
In addition, 32% of the respondents “fully agree” or “agree” that after Trump was elected President of the United States in 2016, Americans are no longer trustworthy.
Most of the respondents were pleased that Biden was elected President of the United States, believing that European and American relations could be repaired, but they did not think that the United States would return to its previous role as a global leader.
Over the past four years, the Trump administration of the United States has repeatedly criticized and even sanctioned European countries on the defense budget, the “North Stream-2” gas pipeline project and car tariffs.
European-American relations, especially German-American relations, have been seriously damaged, and the image of the United States in Europe has been greatly reduced.