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Find out how people worldwide viewed U.S. leadership in 2021 compared with Germany, Russia and China.

Track approval ratings over a period that included a rebound at the beginning of President Joe Biden's first year in office and a slight dip after U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan.

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Rating World Leaders Report

Each year, Gallup releases the Rating World Leaders report, which details the rise -- or fall -- in leading world powers' job approval ratings across the globe, where the biggest gains and losses came from, and how each country stacks up.

median percentage of people who approved of U.S. leadership in 2021, up from 30% in 2020


median percentage of people who approved of Germany's leadership


median percentage of people who approved of U.S. leadership in the Americas, overtaking Germany

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Why Is Public Perception of Global Leaders Important?

Visit the Global Leadership Approval Center to learn more about how and why Gallup tracks what the world thinks of major world powers.

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Explore Past Global Leadership Reports

Gallup has been tracking perceptions of world leaders since 2005 and publishing the Rating World Leaders report since 2015. Download previous reports to see what's changed -- and what's stayed the same -- over time.

Rating World Leaders 2021

After sinking to record lows, worldwide approval of U.S. leadership rebounded during the first half of 2021.

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Rating World Leaders 2020

The U.S. started 2020 in a relatively weak position, with leadership approval ratings in the low 30s.

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Rating World Leaders 2019

In 2019, China overtook the U.S. in leadership approval, while the U.S. and Russia were essentially tied.

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