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NEW DELHI: In a recent a survey by the PEW Research Center, it was revealed that about 80 per cent of Indians have a favourable view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and around seven in 10 Indians believe their country has recently become more influential.
The survey, conducted from February 20 to May 22 and released ahead of the G20 Summit, also noted that public opinion of India was generally positive across the world with a median of 46 per cent reporting favourable views of India as compared to 34 per cent unfavourable views.
Pew said the survey, conducted among 30,861 adults in 24 countries, including India, examines global views of PM Modi, the scope of India’s global power and Indians’ views of other countries.
About eight in 10 Indians report “favourable” views of PM Modi, including a majority (55 per cent) with a “very favourable” view, according to the survey. This is Modi’s second term as Prime Minister and he is also seeking a third term in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
“Indian adults are more likely to believe India’s power is on the rise. Around seven in ten Indians believe their country has recently become more influential. This stands in comparison with a 2022 survey conducted across 19 countries, where a median of only 28 per cent said the same,” Pew said.
According to the report, about half of Indians (49 per cent) say that the influence of the US is getting stronger in recent years, and 41 per cent say the same about Russia. Meanwhile, Indians’ views on China’s influence are somewhat more mixed, it said.