The Russian leader enjoys the highest degree of trust among the residents of Germany, Italy and Austria, the poll suggests
Residents of developed countries trust Russian President Vladimir Putin more than his American counterpart Donald Trump, a Pew Research Center poll covering 13,200 people from 13 countries revealed.
According to the research published Tuesday, 23% of respondents treat Putin with trust. The trust rating of Chinese leader Xi Jinping is slightly lower – 19%. Meanwhile, only 16% of those surveyed have faith in the US President.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has the highest trust rating of 76%, followed by French President Emmanuel Macron with 64% and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson with 48%.
The Russian leader enjoys the highest degree of trust among the residents of Germany, Italy and Austria, the poll suggests.
The survey included 13 countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden and the UK.
It took place between June 10 and August 3.