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Russians Happier With Putin Than With Country's Direction

Russians are less likely than they have been in years to believe their country's leadership is taking them in the right direction, but their unshakable approval of President Vladimir Putin almost assures him re-election in March.

Economic Problems, Corruption Fail to Dent Putin's Image

Russians' approval of President Vladimir Putin is undiminished from the high ratings they have been giving him since the annexation of Crimea in 2014.

Putin's Image Rises in U.S., Mostly Among Republicans

More Americans now hold a favorable view of Vladimir Putin than in 2015, though the vast majority still view the Russian leader unfavorably.

Gallup Vault: Seeing Past Olympic Boycotts and Commercialism

Despite Cold War-era boycotts of the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games, more Americans in 1984 believed the Olympics lessened rather than increased global tension. They also supported a new reliance on corporate sponsorship to pay the bill.

Americans' Interest in Watching Olympics Tumbles to New Low

Americans are less likely to watch the 2016 Summer Olympics than prior Summer Games dating back to 2000. Women's interest in the Olympics has dropped, and fewer people can name where the games will take place.

Tale of Two Presidents: Obama and Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is not popular globally, but he is respected back home. President Barack Obama is popular abroad, but slightly less so at home. Should leaders worry about how they're perceived globally?

High Well-Being Could Salvage Healthcare in Brazil

A focus on well-being could help residents cope with economic decline, social unrest and a struggling healthcare system.

Looking for Strong Management Experience in 2016

Mitt Romney's announcement this morning that he will not be actively running for the GOP nomination leaves a void in the firmament of potential candidates on both the Republican and Democratic side of the ledger. Romney was the only major ...

In U.S., Record 68% View Russia as Unfriendly or an Enemy

Sixty-eight percent of Americans consider Russia unfriendly or an enemy to the U.S., up sharply from 50% last fall. President Vladimir Putin's favorable rating among Americans has sunk to 9%.

Americans' Views of Romney Little Changed Since Election

Amid discussions of a potential third presidential run, Mitt Romney's image among Americans has changed little since he lost the 2012 election. Americans remain divided in their views of Romney, with 47% viewing him favorably.
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