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A median of 43% of adults in Asia approved of Germany's leadership in 2021, closely followed by 41% who approved of U.S. leadership.

U.S. President Joe Biden ended his first year in office with a 45% median approval rating and a 33% disapproval rating across 116 countries.

Americans view Canada, Great Britain, France and Japan the best of 19 countries asked about -- and North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, Russia and Iraq the worst.

2020 was a record-high year for approval of Germany's leadership, with 52% median approval worldwide.

As Germans head to the polls to decide who will lead them after their long-serving chancellor, Angela Merkel, their life evaluations have dropped, with four in 10 rating their lives high enough to be considered thriving.

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How have the approval ratings of major world powers fared amid the coronavirus pandemic? Gallup offers its latest update on what people in 29 countries and areas think of the leadership of the U.S., China, Germany and Russia in 2020.

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to leave office, approval of the country's leadership is on a high note. Median approval is 62% across 29 countries and areas.

As poor as global ratings of U.S. leadership were during President Donald Trump's first year in office, they are potentially shaping up to be worse during his last. Ratings dropped to record lows among many long-time allies, including Germany and the United Kingdom.

The 15% of Britons who approve of U.S. leadership in 2020 represents a record low not only for the Trump administration, but also for any U.S. administration since 2006. Britons also do not think highly of Russia's leadership (17%) or China's (12%).

As the U.K.'s Brexit transition deadline approaches, Britons' approval of the leadership of the EU and Germany are at or near record highs, while Boris Johnson's approval rating is similar to Theresa May's last one on record.

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In 2019, the median approval rating for Germany's leadership was 44%, while ratings for the U.S., China and Russia all clustered in the lower 30s.

Few German workers believe their company's leadership can be trusted to handle emerging challenges or cares about their wellbeing.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were pockets of doubt in the medical advice that governments provide in Western Europe and the U.S.