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March 13, 2019
China’s Leadership More Popular Globally Than U.S. Counterpart
It’s been a fact since 2017: The Chinese leadership has higher median approval ratings around the world than its U.S. counterpart. While the gap was miniscule in 2017, Statista’s Katharina Buchholz notes that it widened in the previous year to three percentage points, as reported by Gallup.
Approval ratings in its home region were on par with the median global result of 34 percent and were somewhat lower in Europe and the Americas.
Yet, Mexican citizens, whose country has been at loggerheads with the Trump administration over trade deal NAFTA and the construction of a border wall, also rated China significantly higher in the past year, as did citizens of Venezuela.