14 May 2015 update: In its new Rating World Leaders Report, released today, Gallup highlights that most countries in Africa and Pakistan and Tajikistan in Asia approve of China as the world leader.
To download full Gallup report, click here.
Update on 9 November 2014: UK tops countries positive that China is next superpower
Will China eventually replace the US as the world’s leading superpower? This is a question Pew has been asking people all over the world for a few years.
People in the United Kingdom, currently the US’s biggest ally, top the countries which are positive that China is the world’s future leader.
Over half of people in the UK (53%) responded positive to this question in this Pew survey. Which is even more than the people in China (50%) itself.
Pakistanis’ confidence (37%) comes at No 10 after the likes of Germany, France, South Korea and the US.
Interestingly in 2011, 47% of Pakistanis responded positively to this question. How this positive sentiment dwindled over a three-year period could be an interesting question for a scientific study. I leave it to the opinion-poll experts!
Will we see Pakistanis’ positive sentiment increasing after the $46 billion investment plans in Pakistan, bagged by visiting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif this week? Or, regardless?
Full list of countries on this poll.
Related: What we reported on China
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China’s Communist Party bans adultery for members
China bans actors for using drugs, prostitutes
China’s biggest political takedown in 30 years on ex-security chief
10 trucks of corruption money, loot of a Chinese general
BRICS bank an alternative to World Bank/IMF?
Hidden dragons: China’s stealth aircraft
Shanghai Central Tower world’s second tallest building at 2,037ft
See also: Everything else we reported on Pakistan and its future (links below)
Pakistan is the world’s fastest-growing Muslim economy: The Economist
Pakistan is enjoying a rare period of optimism: The Economist
Rs 165B Orange Line Metro Train approved for Lahore
Green Line train from Islamabad to Karachi with free wifi starts today
Rs15B Green Line metro bus project for Karachi announced
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to be a game changer
Good! Pakistan no more among the most corrupt in the world
Pakistan 15th most powerful military in the world
Pakistan wins China investment worth $42B
Pakistan #1 in positive perception change as an investment destination
5 Pakistani banks: ABL, UBL, HBL, MCB, NBP get Stable rating
Guest post by Privatisation Minister Zubair on positive economic outlook
Moody’s upgrades Pakistan’s bond rating from stable to positive
Moody’s revises Pakistan rating from negative to stable
When China fails Pakistan delivers: Saves Fifa World Cup at the last minute
China approves construction of 14 power projects in Pakistan
Pakistan #4 best performing global stock market
Total fertility rate falling in most world; Africa & Pakistan rising
Pakistan world’s least expensive country: WB
Pakistan at rock bottom in Human Capital Index 2015
Pakistan ranks #3 in global terrorism index 2014
Pakistan #42 on world misery index
Pakistan 3rd least safe country in Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15
Pakistan 3rd biggest terrorist risk spot in the world
Pakistan ranks poorly on Global Innovation Index 2014
Pakistan #106 in Good Country Index
In Pakistan, electricity shortages & crime are two biggest problems
Pakistan is world’s 9th least peaceful country: 2014 GPI
Pakistan 10th most fragile country
Pakistan, Iran most-negatively viewed countries
South Asia world’s most corrupt region: TI
Which country has the worst air pollution? | Hint: Pakistan
Pakistanis to have shorter lives as the world will live longer
Sorry state of medical practice in Pakistan
Pakistan’s two value crimes no one talks about
Do not miss our Understanding Pakistan Series
Wali Zahid on Pakistan of future
Pakistani culture through 6-D Model
Native languages in Pakistan
How future oriented are we?
How we messed up Pakistan: A series by Wali