Greeks Trust Putin Most Relative To Trump, Brits Undecided

Around the world, few people trust Russian President Vladimir Putin to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs. A global median of roughly one-in-four (26%) say they have confidence in the Russian leader. However, as KeepTalkingGreece reports, Greeks love the Russian President; much more so in fact than US President Donald Trump.

According to a survey conducted by PEW Research Center, only in three countries surveyed do majorities express a favorable opinion of Russia: Vietnam (83%), Greece (64%) and the Philippines (55%).

Doubts about Putin’s handling of foreign policy, however, do not necessarily coincide with perceptions of Russia as a security risk.

Across 37 countries, a median of 31% describe Russia’s power and influence as a major threat to their country – identical to the median percentage who say the same about China, and similar to the median share (35%) that sees America’s power and influence as a large threat.

Europeans are particularly harsh in their assessment of Putin, with a median in Europe of 78% expressing a lack of confidence in the leader. In the U.S. and Canada, few are confident in Putin’s global leadership, with more than three times as many people disliking Putin as liking him.

Faith in both leaders is high in South Africa and India while Australians, Canadians, and Brits just about trust Trump over Putin.

Infographic: Global Confidence In Trump & Putin  | Statista

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LindseyNarrate… (not verified) Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:08 Permalink

I am at-the-point, where I do not want to read ONE MORE WORD from ANY media institution about what ANYONE says about President Trump.  Folks, we have a LITERAL insurrection, and a LITERAL coup-d'etat, taking-place, RIGHT NOW, with traitors and seditionists on both The Left and The Right, and FUCK-ALL IS BEING DONE TO STOP WHAT IS HAPPENING AGAINST OUR NATION FROM THESE OUTRIGHT CRIMINALS. As bad as that is, do you people know what is even worse?  President Trump could have stopped ALL of this shit, from Day One, by NOT, NOT, NOT!!!, saying, "The Clintons are good people; they have been-through-enough."  When he said that, as, quite literally, his first action-in-office, that sent-the-signal to the LITERAL traitors and seditionists of (((The Deep-State))) to do EVERYTHING and ANYTHING that (((they))) and (((their))) minions could do to destroy his Administration, his Presidency, and stop the betterment-of-our-nation, FULL-STOP.  If ONLY he would have KEPT-HIS-WORD!!!!, and LOCKED-THEM-UP, NONE of this shit would be happening, as it is, now, and we would be singing-his-praises as the SAVIOR-OF-THE -UNITED-STATES-OF-AMERICA... This is literal mass-insanity, and I can not believe that so many people are oblivious to the seriousness of what is happening.  THAT, in-and-of-itself, is fucking nuts. Lindsey

Katos Takemine2go Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:03 Permalink

I have a location that I walk foe a couple hours each day. I've gotten to know several people and regularly carry on conversations with them. Yesterday a lady regularly talk to said, " the world's going to hell"! SHE mentioned the attacks in Carolina, AND I told her it was all BULLSHIT, that OUR leaders will do everything to separate US. She then blamed it ALL on TRUMP for appeasing the Nazis? I told her OBAMA was the biggest race BAITER OUR NATION HAS ever had AS a PRESIDENT? I thought she was going to have a coronary? HER face turned ALL red, and she expressed a desire for obamas return? I told her he was a Muslim brotherhood AGENT, and a traitor to america, SHE flipped? SHE went huffing down the street talking tonjerseld? Psycho bitch!

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Hkan Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:27 Permalink

Greece "money for nothing" attidude, since not working with EU/IMF anymore Putin is last hope. Tsipras went to see Putin.....came home empty.Put a smile on ur face when tourist season starts. Last hope for Greece. 

BritBob Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:19 Permalink

Putin's Russia can't be trusted -Russia tells Britain give back Gibraltar & Falklands before telling US what to do.RUSSIA has told Britain it should "clean its conscience" and give back Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands before it criticises them over their involvement in Ukraine. Moscow's ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin made the shocking remarks when responding to his British counterpart Matthew Rycroft at a UN security council meeting in New York. (Daily Express 4 Feb 2017) Do the Spanish have a claim to the Rock? Gibraltar - Some Relevant International Law: not.Funny thing to say when Argentina has never legally owned the Falklands. So how can they 'be returned' ?Falklands- Never Belonged to Argentina: The bad guys ?

adonisdemilo Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:27 Permalink

Trump appears to be surrounded by some folks who have different objectives with what is and is not reasonable and rationable behaviour.I don't think Putin will have the same problem in Russia.Having said that, we in the UK are in a silmilar position in that there are a good few traitors in our Government.  

Juliette Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:07 Permalink

"Around the world, few people trust Russian President Vladimir Putin to do the right thing when it comes to international affairs."That statement is simply bullshit. Most people I know trust Putin more than Trump. 

cherry picker Juliette Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:22 Permalink

I trust Putin more and so do many I communicate with.We trust him more in respect to peace and Integrity than the USA and we are Canadian.I think the polls are the same ones that projected a landslide for HRC.To be honest.  Polls have a horrible track record of being accurate   They should outlaw them as they are used to bolster propaganda.

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johnjkiii Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:36 Permalink

Well, that does it. The Greeks who are now in their 15th bankruptcy since they got independence from Turkey and are among the most astute rent seekers of the world, have now put their trust in Vlad-the-Thug. Confirms my trust in Trump.

SAIAN Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:20 Permalink

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Half the Brits would trust a criminal and gloat about it, the other half would trust broth Putin or Trump coz it makes sense.

sinbad2 Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:15 Permalink

It's like comparing chalk and cheese.Putin is a leader, he wants to make things better for the Russian people.Trump is a leader in name only, American Presidents are PR people, the real American Government is secret, Presidents are the public face of the hidden government.