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Rating Global Leaders in a Time of Crisis
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Rating Global Leaders in a Time of Crisis

While it's too early to say whether the ratings of U.S. leadership in 2020 will go down as the worst in recent history and whether China will suffer the same fate, based on the latest Gallup data coming in from around the world, 2021 will be a rebuilding and rebranding year for both countries. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, however, looks to leave office with Germany firmly on top of global leadership rankings and possibly more popular than ever. And Russia's still about as unpopular.

Read Gallup's analysis of the leadership ratings of the U.S., China, Germany and Russia from the 29 countries and areas in which it has collected data so far in its 2020 surveys. As a bonus, listen to an interview about the global world order with Benedikt Franke, CEO of the Munich Security Project.

Analysis: Biden Inherits Battered Image Abroad

Analysis: Merkel Set to Leave Office With Germany on Top of the World

Podcast: Benedikt Franke: An Uncertain World Order and the New U.S. Administration


Julie Ray is a writer and editor at Gallup.

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