German Chancellor Shines in Poll Merkel Enjoys Global Popularity for Foreign Policy

A new international survey shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel enjoying a more positive image abroad for her foreign policy than most other world leaders. Still, her ratings have been higher in the past.

Confidence in Global Leaders

In Europe Bush: Putin: Merkel: Sarkozy
Britain 16 28 53 53
France 13 17 84 51
Germany 14 38 76 45
Spain 8 10 51 36
Poland 41 14 45 45
Russia 22 83 49 29
Elsewhere
US 37 28 39 37
Japan 25 28 47 33
India 55 33 18 26
China 30 46 26 24
Australia 23 38 48 50
Percent in each country who say they have a lot or some confidence in said leader to do the right thing in world affairs.
Remaining percentages: Negative opinion/Don't know
Source: Pew Global Attitudes Project

More in Europe Have Confidence in Obama's Foreign Policy than McCain's

Country Obama: McCain
France 84 33
Germany 82 33
Britain 74 44
Spain 72 19
Poland 53 37
Russia 39 22
Percent in each country who say they have a lot or some confidence in said leader to do the right thing in world affairs.
Source: Pew Global Attitudes Project