Ipsos study: Which country will dominate international relations in the next decade? Surprise: This is not America or China!

Throughout the 11 editions of the study, China appears to have reached its peak capacity (58%) in 2017, while recording a large drop of 11 percentage points compared to last year, largely due to the current epidemic environment. This year’s score puts China at the top of the rankings next to countries like Saudi Arabia, Israel or Iran.

For the United States, the score dropped steadily during the Obama administration (64%) in 2016: 55% in 2017 (the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency), now peaking at 50%.

EU economic and political ‘engines’ occupy second and third place in the rankings: Germany (78%), respectively France (70%).

Germany’s position is mainly supported by Latin American countries (Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Chile), but also by the Netherlands (Netherlands) or South Africa. Supporters of France come from South America (Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Chile, Brazil) and India.

As with the previous version, Canada With the support of some South American states (Colombia, Mexico, Peru), as well as the support of citizens of Great Britain, Australia and the United States, it ranks first (81%). On the other hand, China, Russia, Turkey, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Italy do not want to see Canada have a positive global influence over the next 10 years.

Each country concludes above average (69%) of references to itself – in practice, how high the rankings of the citizens who participated in the study are. The highest levels of national support were recorded in Canada, Australia, India, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Germany and Russia (over 80%). On the other hand, citizens of Hungary, Belgium, South Africa, Argentina, Poland or Spain are very skeptical about their country’s role in international relations (less than 64%).

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At the corporate level, HIM-HER-IT It is ahead of the World Bank (61%), NATO (60%) or the International Monetary Fund (59%) with a global support score of 69%. The UN receives praise from citizens from emerging economies such as Mexico, Peru or Colombia, but also from the BRICS countries of India, China or South Africa. The North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) receives the support of respondents from Poland, the United Kingdom, India, the Netherlands and Canada, as opposed to those from Russia, Argentina, Malaysia, China, but also Turkey or France.

It was conducted online from August 21 to September 4, 2020, with 21,104 adult samples from 28 countries, including South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, and South Korea. France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Great Britain, Mexico, Holland, Peru, Poland, Russia, Spain, USA, Sweden, Turkey and Hungary.

For more information, visit https://www.ipsos.com/ro-ro

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