Two Global Leaders with Very Different Global Perceptions

New research from Gallup International Association (GIA) shows a significant increase in favorability towards President Putin and a US President who compares significantly less favorably with his predecessor. But both politicians trail the Pope.

Two years ago, just before he left office almost three in five (59%)of those polled throughout 65 countries around the world held a favorable view of US President Barack Obama. This year and having been in office for just over a year, President Trump does not poll so favourably –31%holding a favorable view of him, 58% an-unfavorable view. (He is the only political leader where a majority hold an un-favorable view of him). Meanwhile President Putin has gone from one in three(33%)viewing him favourably to 43%, asignificant increase over two years.President Putin polls favourably in most regions of the world except the  US (14%)and EU-Europe(28%),but still higher than the 20% favourability for President Trump).However it is Pope Francis who records the highest level of favourability –56%, rising to 75%of those surveyed in Latin America and 66%of those living in EU-Europe.

Despite a domestic political set-back German Chancellor Angela Merkel ranks as the most popular leader polled; 49%hold a favourable view of her,up from 42%two years ago. She just beats the new comer President Macron, who 45% hold a favourable view towards (compared with42% who scored his predecessor President Hollande favourably).

Please indicate whether you have a very favourable, somewhat favourable, somewhat unfavourable or very unfavourable opinion of each of the following world leaders?

  Favourable Unfavourable Net Score
German Chancellor Angela Merkel 49% 29% +20
French President Emmanuel Macron 45% 24% +21
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi 30% 22% +8
British Prime Minister Theresa May 38% 31% +7
Chinese President Xi Jinping 37% 31% +6
Russian President Vladimir Putin 43% 40% +3
Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud 26% 32% -6
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu 25% 33% -8
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani 24% 33% -9
Turkish President Erdogan 28% 40% -12
US President Donald Trump 31% 58% -27
Pope Francis 56% 18% +38

NET Score by Region

Please indicate whether you have a very favourable, somewhat favourable, somewhat unfavourable or very unfavourable opinion of each of the following world leaders?

Region* US President Donald Trump Russian President Vladimir Putin German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Total Base -27 +3 +20%
EU Total -52 -33 +11%
EU West -63 -39 +17%
EU East -28 -20 0
Non- EU Europe -1 +29 +42
USA -23 -52 +27
India +45 +49 +29
Russia -34 +68 -29
Latin America -36 +6 +26
East Asia -9% +6 +25
West Asia -28 +22 0
Middle East -8 +45 +58
Africa -15 +19 +33

 

U.S. President Donald Trump
Rank Country Net Favourability Rank Country Net Favourability
1 VIETNAM 76% 28 SOUTH AFRICA -34%
2 PHILIPPINES 49% 29 GREECE -39%
3 INDIA 45% 30 B&H -40%
4 ALBANIA 37% 31 HONG KONG -40%
5 GHANA 22% 32 ITALY -41%
6 KOSOVO 21% 33 COLOMBIA -42%
7 NIGERIA 14% 34 PAKISTAN -43%
8 THAILAND 10% 35 ARGENTINA -43%
9 MOLDOVA 8% 36 JAPAN -46%
10 ROMANIA 6% 37 REPUBLIC OF KOREA -47%
11 UKRAINE 5% 38 INDONESIA -50%
12 POLAND 2% 39 LATVIA -50%
13 AFGHANISTAN 0% 40 ETHIOPIA -52%
14 MACEDONIA -4% 41 CROATIA -56%
15 BANGLADESH -5% 42 TURKEY -61%
16 ARMENIA -6% 43 UK -61%
17 AZERBAIJAN -8% 44 SPAIN -65%
18 IRAQ -8% 45 SLOVENIA -68%
19 KAZAKHSTAN -13% 46 AUSTRIA -68%
20 PERU -17% 47 IRAN -68%
21 USA -23% 48 FRANCE -69%
22 BULGARIA -23% 49 IRELAND -70%
23 ECUADOR -23% 50 SWEDEN -71%
24 CZECH REPUBLIC -24% 51 MEXICO -73%
25 SERBIA -25% 52 NETHERLANDS -73%
26 BRAZIL -32% 53 GERMANY -83%
27 RUSSIA -34%

Rounding of Decimals: There may be a slight difference of 1% in some instances. Exact figures are available elsewhere. There is also a slight possibility that the figures vary up to maximum of 1% in different versions of press releases.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Rank Country Net Favourability Rank Country Net Favourability
1 VIETNAM 85% 28 PAKISTAN 8%
2 KAZAKHSTAN 83% 29 ARGENTINA 4%
3 ARMENIA 81% 30 ECUADOR 2%
4 RUSSIA 68% 31 AFGHANISTAN -3%
5 SERBIA 68% 32 HONG KONG -4%
6 MOLDOVA 59% 33 BRAZIL -5%
7 INDIA 49% 34 SOUTH AFRICA -6%
8 ETHIOPIA 48% 35 AZERBAIJAN -7%
9 GREECE 47% 36 SLOVENIA -10%
10 IRAQ 45% 37 ITALY -17%
11 IRAN 45% 38 LATVIA -19%
12 ALBANIA 38% 39 UKRAINE -24%
13 BANGLADESH 38% 40 AUSTRIA -31%
14 ROMANIA 37% 41 FRANCE -46%
15 NIGERIA 25% 42 KOSOVO -49%
16 BULGARIA 25% 43 REPUBLIC OF KOREA -51%
17 THAILAND 25% 44 CZECH REPUBLIC -52%
18 INDONESIA 22% 45 USA -52%
19 PHILIPPINES 20% 46 JAPAN -53%
20 TURKEY 19% 47 SPAIN -53%
21 PERU 19% 48 GERMANY -54%
22 MEXICO 18% 49 IRELAND -55%
23 CROATIA 18% 50 UK -56%
24 MACEDONIA 15% 51 SWEDEN -61%
25 B&H 13% 52 NETHERLANDS -65%
26 GHANA 12% 53 POLAND -76%
27 COLOMBIA 8%

Rounding of Decimals: There may be a slight difference of 1% in some instances. Exact figures are available elsewhere. There is also a slight possibility that the figures vary up to maximum of 1% in different versions of press releases.

 

Chinese President Xi Jinping
Rank Country Net Favourability Rank Country Net Favourability
1 MOLDOVA 48% 28 INDONESIA 9%
2 KAZAKHSTAN 46% 29 INDIA 6%
3 ALBANIA 44% 30 BULGARIA 4%
4 SERBIA 43% 31 ECUADOR 3%
5 ARMENIA 41% 32 COLOMBIA 2%
6 ETHIOPIA 40% 33 IRELAND 0%
7 ROMANIA 39% 34 AZERBAIJAN -1%
8 NIGERIA 38% 35 BRAZIL -1%
9 IRAQ 37% 36 PHILIPPINES -1%
10 BANGLADESH 35% 37 PERU -5%
11 PAKISTAN 32% 38 USA -5%
12 GREECE 31% 39 ARGENTINA -5%
13 IRAN 30% 40 NETHERLANDS -7%
14 MEXICO 30% 41 MACEDONIA -9%
15 TURKEY 29% 42 UK -10%
16 RUSSIA 27% 43 SWEDEN -11%
17 UKRAINE 26% 44 AUSTRIA -15%
18 THAILAND 23% 45 ITALY -17%
19 HONG KONG 19% 46 KOSOVO -18%
20 SLOVENIA 19% 47 GERMANY -25%
21 CROATIA 19% 48 FRANCE -27%
22 LATVIA 18% 49 REPUBLIC OF KOREA -32%
23 B&H 15% 50 SPAIN -32%
24 AFGHANISTAN 13% 51 CZECH REPUBLIC -37%
25 VIETNAM 13% 52 POLAND -48%
26 GHANA 12% 53 JAPAN -69%
27 SOUTH AFRICA 12%

Rounding of Decimals: There may be a slight difference of 1% in some instances. Exact figures are available elsewhere. There is also a slight possibility that the figures vary up to maximum of 1% in different versions of press releases.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Rank Country Net Favourability Rank Country Net Favourability
1 VIETNAM 80% 28 GHANA 18%
2 KOSOVO 75% 29 JAPAN 15%
3 ALBANIA 68% 30 THAILAND 15%
4 ROMANIA 59% 31 ARGENTINA 14%
5 IRAQ 58% 32 BULGARIA 11%
6 MEXICO 57% 33 SLOVENIA 11%
7 ARMENIA 53% 34 GERMANY 10%
8 ETHIOPIA 53% 35 AFGHANISTAN 10%
9 SWEDEN 51% 36 PERU 10%
10 B&H 49% 37 SPAIN 9%
11 MOLDOVA 48% 38 ECUADOR 9%
12 COLOMBIA 47% 39 ITALY 8%
13 NETHERLANDS 44% 40 PHILIPPINES 5%
14 CROATIA 38% 41 AUSTRIA 2%
15 HONG KONG 34% 42 UK 1%
16 SOUTH AFRICA 33% 43 AZERBAIJAN -1%
17 INDONESIA 33% 44 REPUBLIC OF KOREA -2%
18 BANGLADESH 32% 45 KAZAKHSTAN -5%
19 IRAN 32% 46 GREECE -8%
20 INDIA 29% 47 POLAND -9%
21 UKRAINE 29% 48 LATVIA -10%
22 FRANCE 29% 49 SERBIA -10%
23 NIGERIA 27% 50 PAKISTAN -12%
24 USA 27% 51 TURKEY -23%
25 MACEDONIA 25% 52 RUSSIA -29%
26 BRAZIL 24% 53 CZECH REPUBLIC -43%
27 IRELAND 24%

Rounding of Decimals: There may be a slight difference of 1% in some instances. Exact figures are available elsewhere. There is also a slight possibility that the figures vary up to maximum of 1% in different versions of press releases.

French President Emmanuel Macron
Rank Country Net Favourability Rank Country Net Favourability
1 VIETNAM 82% 28 INDIA 20%
2 ROMANIA 65% 29 ITALY 20%
3 ALBANIA 61% 30 NIGERIA 19%
4 ARMENIA 54% 31 LATVIA 19%
5 MEXICO 53% 32 USA 18%
6 MOLDOVA 52% 33 ARGENTINA 16%
7 GERMANY 50% 34 BRAZIL 14%
8 IRAQ 49% 35 IRAN 14%
9 COLOMBIA 46% 36 KAZAKHSTAN 14%
10 BULGARIA 43% 37 PERU 12%
11 UKRAINE 42% 38 UK 12%
12 GREECE 41% 39 GHANA 11%
13 IRELAND 40% 40 MACEDONIA 9%
14 SWEDEN 36% 41 ECUADOR 6%
15 CROATIA 36% 42 CZECH REPUBLIC 5%
16 SLOVENIA 33% 43 PHILIPPINES 4%
17 SOUTH AFRICA 32% 44 JAPAN 3%
18 KOSOVO 31% 45 AFGHANISTAN 0%
19 AUSTRIA 28% 46 POLAND 0%
20 INDONESIA 28% 47 FRANCE -1%
21 SPAIN 28% 48 SERBIA -1%
22 ETHIOPIA 27% 49 AZERBAIJAN -2%
23 BANGLADESH 25% 50 TURKEY -6%
24 THAILAND 25% 51 REPUBLIC OF KOREA -8%
25 NETHERLANDS 23% 52 PAKISTAN -12%
26 B&H 23% 53 RUSSIA -14%
27 HONG KONG 23%

Rounding of Decimals: There may be a slight difference of 1% in some instances. Exact figures are available elsewhere. There is also a slight possibility that the figures vary up to maximum of 1% in different versions of press releases.

 

British Prime Minister Theresa May
Rank Country Net Favourability Rank Country Net Favourability
1 VIETNAM 81% 28 ITALY 8%
2 MEXICO 61% 29 TURKEY 8%
3 ALBANIA 53% 30 HONG KONG 6%
4 ROMANIA 48% 31 PERU 6%
5 MOLDOVA 43% 32 CZECH REPUBLIC 5%
6 UKRAINE 42% 33 ECUADOR 5%
7 COLOMBIA 42% 34 JAPAN 1%
8 ARMENIA 38% 35 AZERBAIJAN -1%
9 INDONESIA 37% 36 IRAN -3%
10 SOUTH AFRICA 32% 37 PAKISTAN -5%
11 THAILAND 31% 38 GREECE -7%
12 KOSOVO 30% 39 SWEDEN -9%
13 NIGERIA 29% 40 AFGHANISTAN -11%
14 IRAQ 25% 41 REPUBLIC OF KOREA -14%
15 BRAZIL 22% 42 LATVIA -15%
16 USA 22% 43 SERBIA -16%
17 BANGLADESH 21% 44 UK -18%
18 ETHIOPIA 20% 45 ARGENTINA -20%
19 INDIA 19% 46 SLOVENIA -22%
20 BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA 16% 47 RUSSIA -22%
21 KAZAKHSTAN 15% 48 AUSTRIA -25%
22 GHANA 15% 49 FRANCE -26%
23 POLAND 14% 50 NETHERLANDS -27%
24 MACEDONIA 11% 51 SPAIN -27%
25 BULGARIA 9% 52 IRELAND -46%
26 PHILIPPINES 9% 53 GERMANY -47%
27 CROATIA 9%

Rounding of Decimals: There may be a slight difference of 1% in some instances. Exact figures are available elsewhere. There is also a slight possibility that the figures vary up to maximum of 1% in different versions of press releases.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
Rank Country Net Favourability Rank Country Net Favourability
1 VIETNAM 46% 28 ETHIOPIA -11%
2 BANGLADESH 42% 29 PERU -11%
3 IRAN 37% 30 SOUTH AFRICA -12%
4 ALBANIA 33% 31 GREECE -12%
5 ARMENIA 28% 32 COLOMBIA -15%
6 KAZAKHSTAN 24% 33 BRAZIL -17%
7 INDIA 18% 34 SERBIA -17%
8 PAKISTAN 15% 35 MACEDONIA -18%
9 INDONESIA 15% 36 TURKEY -21%
10 B&H 8% 37 AUSTRIA -22%
11 MOLDOVA 6% 38 JAPAN -22%
12 RUSSIA 3% 39 ARGENTINA -22%
13 GHANA 2% 40 POLAND -24%
14 AFGHANISTAN 0% 41 SLOVENIA -26%
15 ROMANIA 0% 42 HONG KONG -29%
16 IRAQ -2% 43 ITALY -31%
17 MEXICO -2% 44 USA -32%
18 AZERBAIJAN -2% 45 FRANCE -33%
19 LATVIA -4% 46 NETHERLANDS -34%
20 CROATIA -4% 47 SWEDEN -34%
21 PHILIPPINES -7% 48 GERMANY -35%
22 KOSOVO -7% 49 CZECH REPUBLIC -39%
23 UKRAINE -9% 50 IRELAND -39%
24 ECUADOR -9% 51 SPAIN -39%
25 NIGERIA -10% 52 UK -40%
26 THAILAND -11% 53 REPUBLIC OF KOREA -43%
27 BULGARIA -11%

Rounding of Decimals: There may be a slight difference of 1% in some instances. Exact figures are available elsewhere. There is also a slight possibility that the figures vary up to maximum of 1% in different versions of press releases.

Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Rank Country Net Favourability Rank Country Net Favourability
1 INDONESIA 62% 28 GREECE -7%
2 VIETNAM 55% 29 BRAZIL -8%
3 PAKISTAN 40% 30 CROATIA -9%
4 KAZAKHSTAN 30% 31 ARGENTINA -11%
5 BANGLADESH 30% 32 IRAQ -11%
6 MOLDOVA 28% 33 PERU -12%
7 AFGHANISTAN 27% 34 HONG KONG -14%
8 ALBANIA 26% 35 JAPAN -14%
9 ROMANIA 26% 36 MACEDONIA -14%
10 UKRAINE 21% 37 ETHIOPIA -16%
11 NIGERIA 20% 38 USA -20%
12 INDIA 12% 39 POLAND -22%
13 MEXICO 12% 40 NETHERLANDS -24%
14 B&H 10% 41 ITALY -25%
15 ARMENIA 9% 42 SLOVENIA -30%
16 GHANA 9% 43 TURKEY -32%
17 COLOMBIA 5% 44 FRANCE -34%
18 RUSSIA 0% 45 REPUBLIC OF KOREA -36%
19 SERBIA 0% 46 CZECH REPUBLIC -37%
20 SOUTH AFRICA -2% 47 AUSTRIA -39%
21 LATVIA -3% 48 GERMANY -39%
22 AZERBAIJAN -4% 49 UK -40%
23 PHILIPPINES -5% 50 IRELAND -41%
24 KOSOVO -5% 51 SPAIN -43%
25 ECUADOR -6% 52 SWEDEN -45%
26 THAILAND -6% 53 IRAN -61%
27 BULGARIA -7%

Rounding of Decimals: There may be a slight difference of 1% in some instances. Exact figures are available elsewhere. There is also a slight possibility that the figures vary up to maximum of 1% in different versions of press releases.

Turkish President Erdogan
Rank Country Net Favourability Rank Country Net Favourability
1 VIETNAM 56% 28 IRAQ -8%
2 AFGHANISTAN 54% 29 PERU -9%
3 KOSOVO 47% 30 RUSSIA -10%
4 INDONESIA 45% 31 JAPAN -15%
5 ALBANIA 35% 32 ARGENTINA -16%
6 B&H 32% 33 HONG KONG -24%
7 BANGLADESH 27% 34 POLAND -26%
8 PAKISTAN 27% 35 USA -27%
9 MOLDOVA 26% 36 SERBIA -30%
10 MEXICO 23% 37 REPUBLIC OF KOREA -35%
11 TURKEY 22% 38 LATVIA -39%
12 KAZAKHSTAN 21% 39 UK -44%
13 AZERBAIJAN 19% 40 IRELAND -47%
14 MACEDONIA 18% 41 ITALY -47%
15 IRAN 16% 42 FRANCE -52%
16 NIGERIA 16% 43 BULGARIA -53%
17 ETHIOPIA 15% 44 CZECH REPUBLIC -53%
18 ROMANIA 14% 45 SPAIN -54%
19 GHANA 13% 46 CROATIA -54%
20 INDIA 10% 47 SWEDEN -67%
21 UKRAINE 10% 48 SLOVENIA -70%
22 COLOMBIA 6% 49 ARMENIA -74%
23 PHILIPPINES -2% 50 NETHERLANDS -80%
24 SOUTH AFRICA -3% 51 GREECE -80%
25 THAILAND -3% 52 AUSTRIA -85%
26 ECUADOR -5% 53 GERMANY -93%
27 BRAZIL -6%

Rounding of Decimals: There may be a slight difference of 1% in some instances. Exact figures are available elsewhere. There is also a slight possibility that the figures vary up to maximum of 1% in different versions of press releases.

Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi
Rank Country Net Favourability Rank Country Net Favourability
1 INDIA 72% 28 B&H 7%
2 VIETNAM 71% 29 USA 5%
3 AFGHANISTAN 48% 30 IRELAND 4%
4 UKRAINE 39% 31 ARGENTINA 4%
5 ALBANIA 33% 32 THAILAND 3%
6 MEXICO 31% 33 SWEDEN -1%
7 MOLDOVA 28% 34 BRAZIL -1%
8 IRAQ 27% 35 PHILIPPINES -1%
9 KAZAKHSTAN 27% 36 ECUADOR -2%
10 ARMENIA 26% 37 UK -2%
11 INDONESIA 22% 38 JAPAN -3%
12 ROMANIA 21% 39 KOSOVO -3%
13 NIGERIA 20% 40 AZERBAIJAN -4%
14 IRAN 19% 41 PERU -4%
15 GHANA 17% 42 FRANCE -6%
16 RUSSIA 16% 43 POLAND -7%
17 COLOMBIA 15% 44 AUSTRIA -8%
18 BANGLADESH 13% 45 GERMANY -8%
19 LATVIA 13% 46 SPAIN -8%
20 SOUTH AFRICA 13% 47 NETHERLANDS -9%
21 BULGARIA 11% 48 ITALY -10%
22 CROATIA 11% 49 MACEDONIA -12%
23 GREECE 11% 50 HONG KONG -16%
24 SERBIA 11% 51 CZECH REPUBLIC -18%
25 SLOVENIA 10% 52 REPUBLIC OF KOREA -34%
26 ETHIOPIA 10% 53 PAKISTAN -54%
27 TURKEY 10%

Rounding of Decimals: There may be a slight difference of 1% in some instances. Exact figures are available elsewhere. There is also a slight possibility that the figures vary up to maximum of 1% in different versions of press releases.

Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu
Rank Country Net Favourability Rank Country Net Favourability
1 UKRAINE 49% 28 BRAZIL -10%
2 VIETNAM 47% 29 POLAND -10%
3 MOLDOVA 42% 30 ARGENTINA -10%
4 ETHIOPIA 33% 31 CZECH REPUBLIC -12%
5 ALBANIA 28% 32 MACEDONIA -13%
6 KAZAKHSTAN 25% 33 ITALY -14%
7 ROMANIA 24% 34 NETHERLANDS -16%
8 MEXICO 19% 35 JAPAN -17%
9 ARMENIA 17% 36 HONG KONG -19%
10 USA 11% 37 INDONESIA -19%
11 BULGARIA 10% 38 B&H -21%
12 INDIA 9% 39 UK -24%
13 LATVIA 9% 40 SPAIN -25%
14 GHANA 8% 41 FRANCE -29%
15 COLOMBIA 6% 42 IRELAND -31%
16 RUSSIA 6% 43 SWEDEN -31%
17 SOUTH AFRICA 5% 44 AUSTRIA -31%
18 GREECE 0% 45 SLOVENIA -32%
19 NIGERIA 0% 46 REPUBLIC OF KOREA -33%
20 SERBIA 0% 47 GERMANY -35%
21 ECUADOR -2% 48 AFGHANISTAN -48%
22 PHILIPPINES -4% 49 IRAN -49%
23 AZERBAIJAN -5% 50 PAKISTAN -49%
24 THAILAND -5% 51 BANGLADESH -62%
25 CROATIA -6% 52 TURKEY -63%
26 PERU -7%
27 KOSOVO -8%

Rounding of Decimals: There may be a slight difference of 1% in some instances. Exact figures are available elsewhere. There is also a slight possibility that the figures vary up to maximum of 1% in different versions of press releases.

Pope Francis
Rank Country Net Favourability Rank Country Net Favourability
1 CROATIA 83% 28 LATVIA 39%
2 COLOMBIA 80% 29 CZECH REPUBLIC 35%
3 PHILIPPINES 80% 30 HONG KONG 32%
4 ARMENIA 79% 31 UK 32%
5 ITALY 76% 32 KAZAKHSTAN 31%
6 POLAND 70% 33 SOUTH AFRICA 30%
7 ROMANIA 68% 34 NETHERLANDS 29%
8 SLOVENIA 68% 35 NIGERIA 28%
9 VIETNAM 66% 36 THAILAND 27%
10 ECUADOR 65% 37 REPUBLIC OF KOREA 27%
11 BRAZIL 64% 38 SWEDEN 18%
12 ARGENTINA 61% 39 JAPAN 17%
13 ALBANIA 60% 40 INDONESIA 15%
14 UKRAINE 60% 41 KOSOVO 15%
15 B&H 57% 42 RUSSIA 14%
16 SPAIN 57% 43 ETHIOPIA 12%
17 MOLDOVA 55% 44 BANGLADESH 11%
18 AUSTRIA 54% 45 IRAN 10%
19 MEXICO 53% 46 MACEDONIA 8%
20 BULGARIA 52% 47 INDIA 7%
21 GERMANY 50% 48 GHANA 4%
22 IRELAND 49% 49 AZERBAIJAN -1%
23 FRANCE 48% 50 TURKEY -20%
24 PERU 46% 51 SERBIA -21%
25 USA 43% 52 PAKISTAN -23%
26 GREECE 39%
27 IRAQ 39%

Rounding of Decimals: There may be a slight difference of 1% in some instances. Exact figures are available elsewhere. There is also a slight possibility that the figures vary up to maximum of 1% in different versions of press releases.

Kancho Stoychev, President of Gallup International Association (GIA) said:

“President Trump is clearly dividing people in the way his predecessor did not. This means that the world is looking to other world leaders to fill this key role. Russian President Putin has seen his favourability increase significantly but he still needs to convince others as he remains divisive. Nevertheless for the first time in a global poll a Russian leader is ranked before the US one.

Despite her domestic political battles, a new world order leaves Germany’s Angela Merkel as the most favourable world leader with newcomers Emmanuel Macron not far behind, which given he only formed his political party a little over 18 months ago is a remarkable achievement.“


Methodology:

The Gallup International End of Year Survey (EoY) is an annual tradition initiated by and designed under the chairmanship of Dr. George Gallup in 1977. It is conducted every year since then. This year it was carried out by the Gallup International Association in partnership with WIN in 55 countries around the world.

Regions coverage:

  • EU Total – combines EU West and EU East
  • EU West – Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland. Italy, Netherland, Spain, Sweden, UK
  • EU East – Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Latvia, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia
  • Non-EU Europe – Albania, Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Ukraine
  • Latin America – Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru
  • East Asia – Bangladesh, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Vietnam
  • West Asia – Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Turkey
  • Middle East – Iraq
  • Africa – Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa

USA, India and Russia are not included in any other regional category

Sample Size and Mode of Field Work:

A total of 53769 persons were interviewed globally. In each country a representative sample of around 1000 men and women was interviewed either face to face (23 countries; n=24235), via telephone (13 countries; n=11656) or online (19 countries; n=17878). The field work was conducted during October 2017 – December 2017. The margin of error for the survey is between +3-5% at 95% confidence level.”

About Gallup International

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For 70 years Gallup International Members have demonstrated their expert ability to conduct multi-country surveys on a comparable basis and deliver the highest quality. Their Members are leading national institutes with a profound local knowledge of research methods and techniques, statistical sources, customs and culture differences of its own country and carefully selected by the Association Board. With only one Member agency per country, Members work together on a daily basis to share knowledge, new research techniques and tools, as well as to provide the most appropriate solutions to international research projects and service our clients to the best of our abilities.

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