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Biden and Duda top the rating of Ukrainians' trust in foreign leaders

Dec 5, 2023

The presidents of the United States and Poland have taken the top positions in the ranking of foreign leaders in terms of Ukrainians' trust.

These are the results of a recent study by the New Europe Center, conducted by Info Sapiens.

The list of Western leaders who are most trusted by Ukrainians is headed by US President Joe Biden with an 82% score (all those who answered "completely trust" or "rather trust").

Despite the recent difficulties in relations with Poland, Andrzej Duda came in second with 77%.


The third and fourth places are shared by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who are trusted by 74% of respondents.

The list is followed by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (66%), President of Moldova Maia Sandu (62%), German Chancellor Olaf Scholz (61%), and French President Emmanuel Macron (55%) with a larger gap from the top four.

Only two leaders from this list - Biden and Ursula von der Leyen - have maintained roughly the same level of trust over the past year, while attitudes toward the rest have changed significantly, either for the better or for the worse.

The indicators of trust in Polish President Andrzej Duda have deteriorated: last year, he was the undisputed leader of Ukrainians' trust abroad, with a high margin of victory, but lost nine percentage points.

At the same time, Sandu increased her trust rating among Ukrainians by 12 percentage points over the year.

Author - Olena Madiak, 05/12/2023

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