Report: Filipinos are top Trump supporters, mixed views on his policies

Filipinos are the top supporters of President Donald Trump, according to a new global survey conducted by the Pew Research Center.

The survey was conducted through phone or face-to-face interviews, among 40,477 respondents in 37 countries in all regions of the world, between February 16 and May 8.

Out of all the countries surveyed, Filipinos had the highest number of support for Mr. Trump — with 69 percent saying they have confidence in him.

Trump’s lowest trust rating came from Mexico, with only 5 percent.

The majority of Filipinos, however, do not approve of Trump’s proposals and policies.

Trump’s plan to build a wall along the US-Mexico border got a 61 percent disapproval rating from Filipinos.

62 percent are also against Trump’s travel ban.

Across the 37 countries surveyed, a median of only 22 percent expressed confidence that Trump will do the right thing when it comes to international affairs.

This is in sharp contrast to the final years of Barack Obama’s presidency, when a median of 64 percent expressed confidence in him to direct America’s role in the world.

The Pew Research Center says confidence in Trump is at some of the lowest levels measured by the agency over the past decade and a half.

BA’s political science expert — Professor Jay Gonzalez of Golden Gate University — weighs in on these findings, and on Filipinos’ overall confidence and trust in the nation’s 45th President.


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    30 June 2017 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Yes keep up the good work Filipinos, you have trust in our president Trump and our president will take good care of the Filipinos because he always take care of people he can trust, and his a good man. The news media like CNN News and MSNBC News is all “FAKE NEWS.” Their are after our president, because they are poor losers and don’t want to follow the laws we have in America. Their worst than the ISIS group. I wish the White House would shut this news media down close them down. Yes Donald Trump will be our president for the next 8 years. Because of people like the Filipinos that like our president Trump.