74 percent of advanced economies do not trust Putin to do the “right thing” in foreign affairs

An average of 74 percent of the inhabitants in countries with advanced economies, such as Canada, the United States, Italy, Germany, France or Spain, do not trust that the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, will do the “right thing” in foreign affairs , while an average of 22 percent thinks so.

According to a Pew Research Center poll published Tuesday, Sweden, with 60 percent, the Netherlands, with 57 percent, and the United Kingdom, with 54 percent, are at the top of the surveyed countries, a total 17, who do not trust “at all” in the Russian president.

For their part, Greece and Singapore, with 55 percent, followed by Italy, with 36 percent, are the countries participating in the analysis that lead the ranking of those who do trust Putin. Spain registers 42 percent mistrust in Putin and 18 percent confidence.

In several of the participating countries, young people have more confidence in Putin than their older counterparts. The biggest difference is exhibited by Japan, with a 44-point difference between the youngest and oldest participants. For its part, there is a difference of at least 20 points in the United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, France and New Zealand.

Meanwhile, although the distance is shorter in the United States, Americans under the age of 30 are likely to show more confidence in Putin with approximately a fifth of young people between 18 and 29 years old expressing it, compared to only 9 percent. of those over 65.

On the other hand, as for European countries, supporters of populist parties, whether left or right, are more likely to show confidence in Putin than those who are not. For example, in Italy, those who share views with the League are twice as likely to trust Putin as those who have an opinion not favorable to the political group – 62 percent versus 26 percent, respectively. -.

In Spain, the supporters of the Vox party show confidence in Putin by 25 percent, compared to 15 percent who are not favorable to the postulates of the political group of Santiago Abascal.

Finally, confidence in Putin is comparable to the confidence in the president of China, Xi Jinping, in the majority of the participants in the polls, while it is clearly far from the confidence shown in leaders such as Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel or Joe Biden.

In Spain, 18 percent show confidence in Putin, a figure that rises to 20 percent in the case of Xi. However, the president of France, the chancellor of Germany and the president of the United States achieve 86, 73 and 64 percent, respectively.


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