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Posted in Poll by homeyra on June 20, 2008

World Poll Finds Global Leadership Vacuum

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  1. NeghNeghoo said, on June 20, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    Hi,
    This is a very interesting pole. however, I highly doubt about the views of people of a developing country or a non democratic country about their own leader (these are shown only in detailed graphs in your link page).
    Just to mention a few, it would be very doubtful to beleive 93% of Chinese have trust in their leader. Or 76% of iranians trust Ahmadi Nejad.
    Thanks & keep up the good work.

  2. homeyra said, on June 20, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    What I find very strange is that Ban-Ki Moon is the popular one. I am not sure if most people even know who is he!
    I agree with your suspicion about the results in China and Iran. I haven’t downloaded the country by country summaries.
    Here is a Newsweek article about this poll: the poll found most of the world now seems to have more confidence in undemocratic than democratic leaders.
    The article doesn’t mention that maybe this is due to “democratic” leaders ability to practice also unpopular policies and betray the democratic ideals.

  3. 99 said, on June 21, 2008 at 6:14 am

    It has always been my belief that the best form of government has to be benevolent monarchy. The rub, of course, is insuring the monarchy is benevolent.

    But my initial reaction to this was, “They needed to take a poll?” Sheesh.

    Second reaction was that Brown cannot possibly be that high on the list.

    Third reaction was delight that so many people know who Ban-Ki Moon is… but… what has his very short tenure accomplished so far? Is that why people have more confidence in him? Is that the excuse for Brown too?

    Humans are endlessly strange.

  4. homeyra said, on June 21, 2008 at 6:36 am

    “They needed to take a poll?”
    🙂 Good question!
    I was also surprise by Brown’s position.

  5. Bluebear2 said, on June 25, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Bush beat somebody? This survey is obviously rigged!

  6. Bluebear2 said, on June 25, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    But then it says “Not too much”.

    Had it said “Absolutely none” I bet the number would be higher!

  7. Bluebear2 said, on June 25, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    LOL You have “The front fell off” in your recommended list. LOL

  8. homeyra said, on June 25, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    🙂
    The Front fell off is a must see!


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