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Barack Obama most popular world leader

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/world/20090529pollIHT.pdf

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Barack Obama most popular world leader

Silly me -- I expected to see something at actually reflected world opinion. Out of six billion people in 195 countries, this poll captures the opinion of 6, 332 people aged 16-64 in France, the UK, Spain, Germany, and the US. That's hardly statistically significant, nor is it representative of world opinion since the population of nations addressed by the respondents combined only constitute roughly 1/12th of the world's population.

At best, the study could state that it represents opinion in France, Germany, the UK, Spain and the US. But even those numbers are low, and it skews "adults" by including teenagers and excluding people older than 64.

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Barack Obama most popular world leader

Figured you'd like it.

Italy too, if they count.

Of course if you tried this poll in China, SEAsia and India where most people in the world live they'd be hard pressed to even recognise a name on the list except Obama.

Ahmed Chalabi, your hero, didn't do so well.

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