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Russia took the sixth place in the ranking of world powers

June 7 2006
11:06

Russia called a world power, but less great than Japan and China. These are the data from the international public opinion survey.

In the list of leading world powers and institutions of modernity in the first place were the United States - 81% of Respondents agreed with this statement. Next in the ranking followed by China (45%), Japan (37%), Britain (32%) and the European Union (29%).

Russian respondents placed in sixth place: our country retains great power status according to 27% of respondents. Among the Russians are convinced of 45%. Moreover, among the alleged leading world powers and organizations of 2020 respondents brought Russia into fifth place.

Among the characteristics that should have great power, the majority of respondents cited political stability, economic strength, effective education and research capacity. Military might have ranked these factors, only 20% of the respondents (in Russia - 29%).

The survey was conducted sociological services by the Gallup and TNS-emnid commissioned by the Bertelsmann Foundation. The survey polled more than 10,000 people in Brazil, Britain, Germany, India, China, Russia, USA, France and Japan.

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