A large majority of Americans say Germany and South Korea did a good or excellent job in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, while a minority say the same about the U.S., according to a Pew Research Center survey published Wednesday.
While 66 percent expressed approval of the coronavirus response from Berlin and Seoul, only 47 percent said Washington has been handling the crisis well.
But the verdict on America’s performance was highly partisan, with 27 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents saying they were satisfied with the Trump administration’s coronavirus response, compared with 71 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents.
Americans took a dimmer view of the response elsewhere. Thirty-four percent of those polled said Italy had handled the crisis well, and 33 percent said the same of China. Forty-seven percent disapproved of Britain’s response, while 49 percent said the U.K. performed well.
Fifty-six percent of Democrats said they thought the U.S. would have less influence in global affairs after the coronavirus crisis, versus 8 percent of Republicans.
The survey polled 10,957 U.S. adults between April 29 and May 5.