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Turkish President Erdogan Emerges as the Most Popular Muslim Leader in Gallup International Annual Index of Global Leaders – Gallup International End of Year Survey 2019


TOP LEADERS OF THE WORLD IN 2020: Gallup International has just  released its annual popularity index of world political leaders. It shows the following ratings: Merkel of Germany at 46% leads the world followed by Macron of France at 40%, Putin at 36%, Trump at 31% and Erdogan of Turkey at 30%. These emerge as the top 5 global leaders.

Within the Muslim world Erdogan is at top at 30% followed by Saudi King Salman at 25% and Iranian President Rouhani at 21%.

Erdogan emerges as the topmost Muslim leader and the 5th most favored leader in the world, scores 30% popularity rating followed by Saudi King Salman at 25% and Iranian President at 21%.

The Gallup International End of Year Survey (EoY) is an annual tradition initiated by and designed under the chairmanship of Dr. George Gallup in 1977. It is conducted every year since then. This year it was carried out in 50 countries around the world. 

Sample Size and Mode of Field Work:
A total of 50261 persons were interviewed globally. In each country a representative sample of around 1000 men and women was interviewed during November-December either face to face, via telephone or online.