Who Rules the World?

World Powers and International Order:

“The USA’s status as a world power will be substantially weakened in the next 15 years. This is the result of a representative international survey by the German Bertelsmann Stiftung.

According to this study, only 57% of the 10,000 people surveyed worldwide still see the USA as a world power in the year 2020. Today, 81% of people worldwide reckon the USA is a world power, followed by China with 45%, Japan with 37%, Great Britain with 33%, the EU with 32% and Russia with 27%.

However, expectations shift considerably for the year 2020. Then, 55% of those surveyed expect China to be a world power, followed by Japan with 32%, the EU with 30%, Russia with 27% and India with 24%.”
Press Release (PDF)
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Survey (PDF)