- Nigeria has been listed as one of the countries where the US president, Donald Trump, has strongholds
- A survey by Pew Research Centre listed Nigeria, Kenya, and others as countries that have confidence in Trump
- The survey, however, states that support for President Trump remains largely negative around the world as only 29% expressed confidence in him
Nigeria is one of the strongholds of United States president, Donald Trump, a report by the Pew Research Centre in Washington, US, has stated.
The survey states that President Trump has positive views among the sub-Saharan countries.
"In Nigeria and Kenya, more than half (62% and 60% respectively) say they view the US positively. Christians in Nigeria have a more favourable opinion of the U.S. (69%) than do Muslims (54%)," the report states.
"Majorities in the Philippines, Israel, Kenya, Nigeria and India have confidence that the president will do the right thing in world affairs."
However, the survey states that President Trump's rating remains largely negative around the world.
The survey held in 33 countries showed that a median of 64% say they do not have confidence in Trump to do the right thing while only 29% expressed confidence in the US president.
Legit.ng gathers that President Trump a poor rating in Mexico as Mexicans overwhelmingly opposed him in the survey which was conducted from May to October 2019.
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, received the highest ratings of the five world leaders polled, beating out France’s President Emmanuel Macron to the top sport.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Trump delivered an official statement reacting to Iran's retaliatory attack on military bases housing the United States' troops in Iraq.
The US president on Wednesday, January 8, said no Americans or Iraqis were harmed in the attack, adding that the bases had minimal damage.
Trump also said Iran "appeared to be standing down" just as he said that the US is ready to embrace.
He, however, vowed to impose new sanctions on Iran as a result of the retaliatory attack, CNN reports. He said the "powerful sanctions" will remain until Iran changes its behaviour.
"The United States will immediately impose additional punishing economic sanctions on the Iranian regime," President Trump was quoted to have said.
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