Public opinion of US secretaries of state 2014

This statistic, conducted by Gallup on several occasions from 1994 to 2014, shows the Americans' opinion on selected U.S. Secretaries of State after approximately one year in office. When asked in 2002, some 85 percent of respondents stated they have a favorable opinion of Colin Powell.

Americans: Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the following U.S. Secretaries of State?

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Release date

April 2014


United States

Survey time period

1994 to 2014

Number of respondents

About 1,023 (in 2014)

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

The source conducted the survey during the following time periods:
John Kerry, February 6-9,2014
Hillary Clinton, July 8-11,2010)
Condoleezza Rice, August 18-20,2006
Colin Powell, April 29-May1,2002
Madeleine Albright, February 20-22, 1998
Warren Christopher, January 6-8, 1994.
The respondents were polled approximately one year the respective Secretary of State hat taken up office. The source does not provide the number of respondents for the years prior to 2014.

The source does not provide the wording of the question. The wording chosen here may therefore differ slightly.

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