Anew opinion poll shows that both Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, are viewed unfavorably around the world.
A U.S.-based Pew Research Center poll released on August 5 shows that a median of just 30 percent have a positive opinion of Russia among respondents from 39 countries around the world, excluding Russia.
Only 24 percent in the countries surveyed expressed confidence in Putin “to do the right thing regarding world affairs.”
Of the 39 countries polled, only Vietnam (75 percent), Ghana (56 percent), and China (51 percent) yielded a majority of respondents who viewed Russia in a favorable light.
Putin garnered a majority favorable rating only in Vietnam (70 percent) and China (54 percent). He received an overwhelmingly positive assessment inside Russia, where 88 percent of respondents expressed support for their head of state.