Global Leadership Approval Center
How the balance of power looks through the world's eyes
Since 2005, Gallup has been tracking the entire world's perceptions of the job performance of the leadership of some of the biggest players on the global stage -- the U.S., Germany, China and Russia.
Substantial Gains and Few Major Losses in Biden Transition
Approval ratings of U.S. leadership increased substantially between 2020 and 2021 -- by 10 percentage points or more -- in 59 of the 105 countries and territories surveyed in both years.
Watch the shifts in the world order.
Each year, Gallup releases the Rating World Leaders report, a snapshot of where the world order stands -- from the people's perspective. Download this year's report or examine previous reports.
Rating World Leaders: 2022 Report
Before Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 upended the entire geopolitical order, Gallup surveys showed the U.S. and Germany held more "soft power" around the world than they had in years.
See how the United States compares to other world powers such as Germany, Russia and China.
Rating World Leaders: 2021 Report
After sinking to record lows during President Donald Trump's administration, the world's view of U.S. leadership rebounded during the first half of 2021. See how the United States stacks up against other major world powers such as Germany, China and Russia.
Rating World Leaders: 2020 Report
The U.S. started 2020 in relatively weak position with approval ratings in the low 30s. Get the latest approval ratings for the leadership of the U.S., Germany, China and Russia based on surveys in more than 130 countries and areas.
Rating World Leaders: 2019 Report
At the halfway mark of Donald Trump's presidency, the image of U.S. leadership was in poor shape, but its approval rating was no longer in free fall. China overtook the U.S. in approval, while the U.S. and Russia were essentially tied.
U.S. Approval Ratings Retreat After Afghanistan Withdrawal
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