Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as the world's most popular leader globally, according to a survey conducted by a US-based consulting firm 'Morning Consult.' PM Modi received an approval rating of 78 per cent.
According to the poll, PM Modi received higher ratings than foreign leaders such as US President Joe Biden, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, and French President Emmanuel Macron. The study surveyed over 22 international leaders to determine the rankings.
Based on the research company Political Intelligence, the "Global Leader Approval" study was based on information gathered between January 26 and January 31, this year. A seven-day moving average of every country's adult residents was collated by the firm, as sample sizes of different countries varied.
India's Prime Minister Modi received 78 per cent of approval ratings, which was way more than the 40 per cent ratings which US President Biden received.
The second place was clinched by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador with 68 per cent ratings and the third position was occupied by Swiss President Alain Berset with a 62 per cent approval rating.
As per information provided by the US tracking company's website, PM Modi scored 78% approval ratings while only 18% of respondents disapproved of him as a leader. The firm regularly updates the list with US President Joe Biden standing at number seven currently.
Among the 22 nations, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store, South Korean President Yoon Seok-youl and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida were ranked at the last three positions on the list.
Italy's newly elected first female Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni stood in sixth place after receiving 52 per cent ratings.