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‘56% of people in india have Trust in Trump’, Study Finds

WASHINGTON: There may not be a big trade deal, he won’t be able to buy Taj Mahal, and perhaps only five lakhs, rather than five mil may turn up to greet him in Ahmedabad. US president Donald Trump arrives in India next week at a time when Indians’ opinion of him has never been better. While he feels he hasn’t been “treated very well by India,” up to 56% of Indians are confident about his foreign policy, a Pew Research Center survey shows. In 2016, this figure stood at only 16%. The US think tank’s Global Attitudes Survey was conducted between June 24 and Oct. 2, 2019, through face-to-face interactions with 2,476 people. “Those who associate more with Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are more likely than supporters of the Indian National Congress opposition party to voice confidence in Trump,” the research said. Those closer to the BJP are also more likely to offer an opinion, it said. This aligns with Trump’s recent statement