Russian President Putin loathed by many leading countries on the world stage: survey

When it comes to confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin, many from developed countries express distaste, loathing the former KGB leader.

According to the Pew Research Center, most respondents in a survey, conducted in the Spring of 2021, expressed little to no confidence in the leader of the Russian Federation, with Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, and Canada, all sharing similar negative perceptual thoughts.


Only Greece and Singapore expressed some great deal of multitude of confidence in the Russian leader.

“Today, a median of 22% say they have confidence in Putin to do the right thing in world affairs, compared with a median of 74% who say they have no such confidence,” the Pew authors claimed in their report.

“Singapore (55%), Greece (55%), Italy (36%) and Taiwan (34%) stand out as the only places surveyed where roughly a third or more say they have confidence in the Russian president,” the authors also inferred.

Most have little or no confidence in Russia’s Putin

“Confidence is lowest in Sweden (14%) and the United States (16%). In both of these countries, as well as in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, New Zealand and Belgium, at least 45% or more say they have no confidence at all in him.”

Moreover, confidence in the Russian leader to initiate optimal decisions in world affairs remains at record lows across many regions of the world, including a substantial number of highly-developed nations.

The survey also found that younger people were more likely to be confident in Putin’s decisions and actions, compared to older adults. This notion was most true in nations such as Japan, France, Spain, and South Korea.

“These age-related patterns have often been prevalent in views of Putin. And when it comes to opinion about Russia more generally, younger adults also tend to have more favorable views of the country than older people,” the Pew authors concluded.

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