According to results of the research conducted by the sociological group "Rating", 62% of respondents have a positive attitude to Alexander Lukashenko, 54% - to Barack Obama, 51% - to Angela Merkel. Also, 45% of respondents have positive attitude to Bronislaw Komorowski, 39% - to José Manuel Barroso, 36% - to Dalia Grybauskaite, 16% - to Vladimir Putin.
The rating of negative attitude is headed by V. Putin (75%). 32% of respondents have negative attitude to A. Merkel, 31% - to B. Obama, 26% - to A. Lukashenko, 25% - to N.Nazarbayev.
Comparing to a similar study in October last year the level of the positive attitude towards V.Putin deteriorated from 47 to 16%, to A.Merkel from 61 to 51%. At the same time time the attitude towards B.Obama has improved from 51 to 54 It should be noted that the number of respondents who have the negative attitude to politicians has increased: the negative attitude towards V.Putin has increased from 40 to 75%, to A.Merkel - from 13 to 32%, to B.Obama - from 25 to 31 %.
It is worth noting, that Ukrainians are very tolerant to citizens of other countries. At the same time, the attitude towards them is much better than to leaders of the same countries.
The target audience of the research: the population of Ukraine aged from 18 and older.The sample is representative by age, gender, region and type of settlement. Optional quantity: 2000 respondents. Personal formalized interview (face to face). Margin of error is less than 2.8%. The period of completion: 9-19 of August 2014