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Gallup's Latest Rating World Leaders Report
Find out how people worldwide viewed U.S. leadership compared with Germany, Russia and China in 2020 and the first six months of 2021. Track approval ratings over a period that included record lows during Donald Trump's presidency through the rebound at the beginning of the Biden administration. Download the 2021 report for more information.
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Rating World Leaders Report
median percentage of people worldwide who approved of U.S. leadership in the first six months of 2021, tying the previous record high set under former President Barack Obama
median worldwide approval rating for Germany in 2020, the highest rating Gallup has ever recorded
median percentage of people in Africa who approved of U.S. leadership in 2020, the highest worldwide
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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 has stayed the same -- over time.
Rating World Leaders 2020
The U.S. started 2020 in a relatively weak position, with leadership approval ratings in the low 30s.Download PDF about Rating World Leaders 2020 Report.
Rating World Leaders 2019
In 2019, China overtook the U.S. in leadership approval, while the U.S. and Russia were essentially tied.Download PDFabout Rating World Leaders 2019 Report.