UN Gets More Approval Than Disapproval Worldwide (PHOTOS)

06/01/2011 03:25 pm ET | Updated Aug 01, 2011

The leadership of the United Nations has received solid approval across the globe, according to a Gallup survey of 126 countries from 2007 to 2010.

The survey found a median of 44 percent approved of the U.N., while 17 percent disapproved and 33 percent didn't have an opinion.

Still, a closer look at the ratings reveals a more surprising, checkered overview. Nations where the U.N. has conducted missions gave the international body high marks -- among them Sierra Leone, where 86 percent of those polled approved of the leadership, and Malawi, where 81 percent approved. The United States was a considerably harsher critic, with 48 percent of those polled saying they disapproved of U.N. leadership. The U.S. rankings were close in line with residents of many Middle Eastern and North African countries. In Qatar, 61 percent said they disapproved, while in Tunisia, 51 percent also disapproved.

According to Gallup, the results were based on face-to-face and telephone interviews with approximately 1,000 adults in each country, aged 15 and older, conducted between 2007 and 2010.

View the full survey here.

View a selection of nations and their approval ratings below:

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