Magazine
Latest Issue

New polling shows Biden will struggle to restore European trust in US global leadership

While many in Europe are sympathetic to President Biden, his election does not mean they will automatically back the US in future conflicts

By Mark Leonard  

Photo: Contributor: Newscom / Alamy Stock Photo

Donald Trump is no Evita Perón. Few in Europe were sad to see him go. And even now, with a moderate force in Joe Biden, most Europeans doubt that America can return to global leadership on international issues such as climate change or the threat of China.

This is the key takeaway of our survey of more than 15,000 Europeans in 11 European countries. It reveals a wide scepticism about the future trajectory of the US, and finds that while many in Europe are sympathetic to the new incumbent in the White House, a majority now thinks the US political…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect