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The 2016 U.S.-Global Leadership Report

What people worldwide think of U.S. leadership, according to the largest global public opinion study on the topic

"Do you approve or disapprove of the job performance of the leadership of the United States?"

Gallup has been asking adults worldwide this question for a decade. While simple in structure, when asked in more than 130 countries, it gauges how the rest of the world views U.S. leadership.

The current and historical analytics in this report, the seventh in an annual series, give leaders in government and other sectors unparalleled knowledge about U.S. leadership's global reputation.

Median approval of U.S. leadership across 132 countries in 2015:


u.s. leadership approval in egypt fell to


the lowest measured in the country during the obama administration.


of russians approve of u.s. leadership, the lowest approval in the world in 2015 and the lowest approval gallup has ever recorded.

The bright spots for U.S. leadership are Europe and the Americas, where ratings continue to improve.

The 2016 U.S.-Global Leadership Report presents detailed U.S. leadership approval data from 132 countries and areas that Gallup surveyed in 2015. The report includes approval differences from 2014 to 2015 and regional medians not available in Gallup Analytics or anywhere else.

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Download this report to learn:

  • What are the current perceptions of U.S. leadership worldwide?
  • How do current approval rates compare with nearly a decade of trended data?
  • In what countries and regions does U.S. leadership approval have the greatest opportunities to improve?
  • In what countries and regions is U.S. leadership approval strongest?

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