An annual survey, entitled “Fears of Germans,” said some 53% of those asked put the US president on the top of the list of their worries.
The survey did not give details on which aspects of Trump’s policies worried Germans.
According to political scientist Manfred Schmidt of the Ruprecht-Karls-University in Heidelberg, Germans are concerned over Trump’s foreign policy.
“Particularly notable are the trade-war-like conflicts with China and trade and security policy attacks against allies, including Germany,” he said.
“In addition, the withdrawal of the United States from international cooperation and the confrontation with Iran,” Schmidt added.
The survey that was conducted in June and July said rising living costs, the economic situation and the cost to taxpayers of European Union debt came second, third and fourth for traditionally cautious Germans.