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Greeks trust Vladimir Putin more than Donald Trump, survey finds

What if the world views negatively Russia and its President Vladimir Putin. Greeks love the Russian President. Much more 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%).

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. 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.

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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.

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full survey results in PEW

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  1. Is it any wonder? Just look at what Greece has suffered under the hypocritical leaders of the US and EU. They, with their banksters and useless economists, are the real enemy of the country while Russia at the worst is neutral.

  2. Only 64%?! I am shocked.