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[Interactive] US leadership’s approval jumps to 59% in S. Korea

By Nam Kyung-don

Published : May 20, 2022 - 09:58

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The United States’ approval rating in South Korea jumped at one of the steepest rates among Asian countries in 2021, a poll showed.

The approval rating of US leadership in South Korea climbed to 59 percent last year from 30 percent a year earlier, according to Gallup.

The increase marks the second highest among 33 Asian countries where the poll was conducted between April 2021 and January 2022.

The median approval of US leadership in Asia was 41 percent.

The approval rate for US leadership in Laos increased from 4 percent in 2020 to 34 percent last year. The highest approval rating for US leadership was in the Philippines at 71 percent, said Gallup. (Yonhap)