“To complement its rise as a great economic power, the Chinese government has sought in recent years to expand its global influence in other spheres,” the report said. Gallup cited China’s “massive investment in its military and large-scale economic projects” with “a diplomatic angle that emphasizes national sovereignty and rejects foreign meddling in the name of human rights or democracy.”

Russia posted a 30% approval rating, which Gallup says is “the first time this country has been on equal footing with the US.”

“Trump’s foreign policy of ‘America First’ in its second year may have opened the door for China and Russia to flex their global influence,” the report said.

“It is currently unclear if this firmer footing will continue to give China’s leadership a leg up over US leadership,” Gallup said.

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