SANTIAGO – Some 63% of Chileans believe the U.S. government of Donald Trump will have a negative effect on the South American country, according to results of a survey published Monday by the Cadem public opinion poll.
The main feelings provoked by the magnate among the Chilean people are fear (32%) and distrust (28%), according to the Cadem study, which weekly measures government and presidential candidates’ popularity and other matters of public interest.
According to the survey, nine out of every 10 Chileans said they learned about the U.S. elections through the media, while 65% said they were “very” or “fairly” surprised by the Republican candidate’s victory.
Some 95% said they knew about Donald Trump, of whom 78% had a negative image of the future White House resident and only 20% said they had a positive image.
While 63% of respondents believe the Trump government will be negative for Chile, 58% said it will be just as bad for the mogul’s own country and 72% said it will also be negative for international relations worldwide.
The poll was taken between Nov. 9-11 by means of 730 interviews of people older than age 18 in 73 towns of more than 50,000 inhabitants each, 496 of them by telephone and 234 in person. Its margin of error is plus or minus 3.6% and its confidence level 95%, the opinion pollster said.