Countries With the Most and Least Disrespect for America

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14. Slovenia
> Disapproval rating: 74% (tied)
> GDP per capita: $33,579
> Unemployment rate: 6.2%
> Life expectancy: 80.8 years

The European nation of Slovenia, like neighboring Austria, has one of the highest rates of disapproval of U.S. leadership of any country. The 74% of surveyed Slovenians who disapproved of U.S. leadership was the highest among the Balkan states.

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13. Mexico
> Disapproval rating: 74% (tied)
> GDP per capita: $19,481
> Unemployment rate: 3.4%
> Life expectancy: 77.1 years

Nearly three out of every four Mexican adults disapprove of the Trump administration, a larger share than in all but nine other countries (and tied with four others). Relations between the United States and its neighbor to the south have been a defining aspect of Trump’s presidency. The administration is fighting to restrict immigration from Mexico, partially by building a wall — a wall Trump initially insisted Mexico would finance.

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12. Luxembourg
> Disapproval rating: 74% (tied)
> GDP per capita: $107,737
> Unemployment rate: 5.4%
> Life expectancy: 82.3 years

With a GDP per capita of $107,737, the small European nation of Luxembourg is one of the few countries with a more affluent population than the United States. Those residents are also among the most likely to disapprove of U.S. policy and leadership.

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11. Belgium
> Disapproval rating: 74% (tied)
> GDP per capita: $46,552
> Unemployment rate: 6.5%
> Life expectancy: 81.0 years

As a NATO member state, Belgium is expected to allocate 2.0% of its GDP every year to defense spending. The country, however, along with two other NATO allies, spends less than 1.0% of its GDP on defense — making it the target of harsh criticism from the Trump administration.

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10. Portugal
> Disapproval rating: 74% (tied)
> GDP per capita: $30,193
> Unemployment rate: 7.3%
> Life expectancy: 81.1 years

The vast majority — 74% — of Portuguese adults disapprove of the Trump administration, compared to only 14% who approve of the administration and 13% with no opinion. Despite widespread disapproval, Portugal is a close U.S. ally, and Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa visited the White House in June 2018 to discuss NATO, trade, Vladimir Putin, and, on a lighter note, the World Cup.