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The Zogby Poll: Trump has support among Millennials in Europe and Middle East; Favorability solid in Poland, strong in Qatar, and overwhelming in UAE

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Zogby Analytics conducted a global online survey of adults aged 18-26 from August 20 to August 22, 2017 in the following countries: United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Poland, Australia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates.

Country N Date MOE
US 1033 8/20/17 - 8/22/17 +-/ 3.1 Percentage Pts
Europe 908 8/20/17 - 8/22/17 +-/ 3.3 Percentage Pts
       
Germany 302  8/20/17 - 8/22/17  +-/ 5.7 Percentage Pts
Poland 303  8/20/17 - 8/22/17  +-/ 5.7 Percentage Pts
UK 302  8/20/17 - 8/22/17  +-/ 5.7 Percentage Pts
Middle East 815  8/20/17 - 8/22/17  +-/ 3.4 Percentage Pts
       
Jordan 204  8/20/17 - 8/22/17  +-/ 6.9 Percentage Pts
KSA 204   8/20/17 - 8/22/17  +-/ 6.9 Percentage Pts
Qatar 204   8/20/17 - 8/22/17  +-/ 6.9 Percentage Pts
UAE 204   8/20/17 - 8/22/17  +-/ 6.9 Percentage Pts
       
Australia 603   8/20/17 - 8/22/17  +-/ 4.0 Percentage Pts

It's no mystery in the United States how younger voters feel about Donald Trump. In our most recent nationwide poll earlier in August, Trump's approval rating among Millennials age 18-29 was low: 34% approval/56% disapproval. That being said, Zogby Analytics was also interested to see how his numbers fare among Millennials age 18-26 abroad. We asked Millennials in Europe (Germany, Poland and UK), Australia and the Middle East (Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE) about their feeling toward US President Donald Trump.

In the US, among 18-26 year olds, the President's approval is 36%, while 56% disapprove. This is consistent with our most recent polling. Trump's approval does slightly better with Millennial men age 18-26 with 46% approval and 46% disapproval. Millennial women are much more likely to disapprove (63%) of the President Trump than approve (26%). No big surprise here!

As we have seen in our last few polls, Trump is not as strong with independents as he was during the 2016 presidential election. Among Millennial independents, his approval is dismal at 26%, with 55% disapproval. Among minorities, he does best with Hispanics, which is also in line with recent Zogby polling. Among Hispanic Millennials age 18-26, Trump's approval is at 38% and his disapproval is 54%.

For the rest of the countries, we asked Millennials the following question, Please tell me if your overall impression of United States President Donald Trump is Very Favorable, Somewhat Favorable, Somewhat Unfavorable, Very Unfavorable, or you are Not Familiar Enough to make a judgment. Trump's numbers were very low among Millennials in Australia; 25% are favorable of the embattled president, while 57% are unfavorable and 13% are not familiar enough to make a judgment.

When we combine the three European countries we polled, Trump's favorable/unfavorable rating is 34% favorable/50% unfavorable, while 12% are not familiar enough to make a judgment. When the European countries are separated, Trump's favorability is lowest in Germany; 25% favorable/63% unfavorable and 7% not familiar enough; in the UK his numbers do not fare much better at 33% favorable/53% unfavorable, 11% are not familiar. Poland gives President Trump the highest favorability among the three countries surveyed; a plurality of Millennials (44%) are favorable, while 34% are unfavorable and 18% are not familiar enough to make a judgment.

The Middle East had by far the most interesting numbers. Overall, unlike in Europe and Australia, which are staunch US allies, Trump receives a plurality of Arab Millennials who are favorable of him. Among all three Arab countries surveyed, 43% are favorable/39% unfavorable, and 16% are not familiar enough with him.

When the countries are broken out separately, a different picture emerges. Trump's favorability was lowest in Jordan (7% favorable/52% unfavorable/41% not familiar) and Saudi Arabia (24% favorable, 62% unfavorable, 12% not familiar). Jordan had the most Millennial respondents who were unfamiliar. In Qatar, President Trump's numbers were strong among Millennials surveyed. A majority (59%) of Millennials surveyed in Qatar are favorable of Trump while 27% are unfavorable and 5% are not familiar. Even more stunning is that 83% of 18-26 year olds in the United Arab Emirates are favorable of President Trump, while 17% are unfavorable. Why this is so, is anyone's guess but UAE is a popular destination for westerners and Trump does have a real estate presence in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Both cities have buildings that bear his name.

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