Although confidence in Trump's leadership wasn't stellar, most countries surveyed didn't carry that out to predict an actual change in their nation's relationship with the U.S., Pew said.
Israelis' confidence in Trump was measured at 56 percent, compared to 49 percent for Obama at the end of his second four-year term.
A median of only 22 per cent of people surveyed in 37 countries has confidence in Trump to do the right thing in global affairs, according to the survey, which was released late Monday by the Washington-based center.
President Donald Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have also declined steeply in many nations, a new survey has revealed.
The most popular character trait used to describe Mr. Trump personally was "arrogant", with 75 percent choosing this word to label him.
But the falls were far steeper in some of America's closest allies, including USA neighbours Mexico and Canada, and European partners like Germany and Spain.
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The study results, published by AP, show that most people disagree with Trump's main policies, including building a physical wall along the US-Mexican border, and a temporary travel ban on citizens from six Muslim majority countries. Domestic polls had registered a severe dip in Germans' trust of the United States as a partner months ago.
The countries with the lowest confidence in Trump were Mexico, at 5 percent and Spain at 7 percent.
Just 22% of respondents said they had confidence in Trump, compared to 42% for Merkel and 28% for Xi. On the other hand, 55 percent see him as a strong leader, while 39 percent say that he is charismatic.
On policy, upwards of 70 percent oppose Trump's border wall, withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, and threats to withdraw the US from major trade agreements.
"The drop in favourability ratings for the United States is widespread", Pew said. After the Ukraine crisis in 2014, ratings of both Obama and the U.S.as a country dropped drastically.
'The prevailing view among the 37 countries surveyed is that their country's relationship with the U.S. will be unchanged over the next few years, ' said Pew.
It's worth noting that Americans as a people remain popular, and "a median of 58% say they have a favorable impression of Americans". "My job is to represent the United States of America". Confidence in the president to do the right thing has gone up slightly in Israel, from 49 percent to 56 percent, and skyrocketed in Russian Federation from 11 percent to 53 percent.