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How unpopular Donald Trump’s policies are have shown in a research that highlighted the drop in how the world sees the United States in relation to Trump's presidency.

His rule has had a "major impact on how the world thinks about the United States".

This report was included in a recent survey by the Pew Research Center.

The organisation interviewed more than 40,000 people in 37 countries including Nigeria this year and concluded that the US president and his policies "are broadly unpopular around the globe".

The survey shows only 2 of the 37 countries have a better opinion of Mr Trump than they had of his predecessor Barack Obama: Israel and Russia.

But the report indicates many feel their country's relationship with the US will not change over the coming years.

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The key findings from the survey, carried out between 16 February and 8 May, include how much faith people have in Trump than Obama, how most countries see Trump in an unfavourable light, how the travel ban has harmed the US' image and comments that Trump has made about the individual countries.

People were surveyed at the end of Barack Obama's eight-year presidency, and after the start of Mr Trump's term - they were asked if they had faith that the president would do the right thing for world affairs.

Trump’s presidency has shaken up old allies to the extent that German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, after she met Mr Trump, that she felt Europe could no longer "completely depend" on its old ally.

"Across all the characteristics tested, positive and negative, President Trump is most likely to be described as arrogant," the Pew report says.