The level of confidence in German Chancellor Angela Merkel is highest compared to other key world leaders. Next to Xi in China, Putin in Russia and Trump in the United States, she is the only politician who has a higher confidence than distrust rating, according to data provided by Pew Research Center
. U.S. President Donald Trump ranks lowest for confidence invested in him to do the right thing in global affairs.
The data is based on a survey of people in 37 countries. According to the source, sample sizes for cross-national studies typically range from 700 to 1,500 interviews per country, with 1,000 interviews the most common sample size. Answers on Xi were not retrieved in Turkey.