Riyadh — A public opinion poll conducted by the Australian think tank Lowy Institute showed that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is the top most popular figure among world leaders in Indonesia.
As per the results of the poll announced by the Australian Research Center on its website on April 4 and published by CNN Indonesia on Tuesday.
With a population of 257 million, Indonesia is the most populous Muslim country globally and the 4th most populous country.
Lowy Institute is a prestigious international think tank that provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on the global trends shaping Australia and the world.
The institute has conducted opinion polls about the world’s most influential leaders and politicians since 2003.
Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman was the top choice of 57 percent of the Indonesian respondents. He was followed by the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates, Singaporean PM Lee Hsien Loong, and US President Joe Biden. Russian President Vladimir Putin came in fifth with 40 percent.
Chinese President Xi Jinping, North Korea’s Kim Jong, makes up the latter half of the Ten most popular world leaders. The Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison also made the list.
The Lowy Institute surveyed 3,000 Indonesians between the ages of 17 and 65. The survey results show that 74 percent of Indonesians were confident in the leadership of Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo.
Crown Prince and Deputy PM Mohammed Bin Salman is one of the most influential personalities internationally. His influence spans across economy, politics, culture, and technology.
Saudi Crown Prince’s reforms, fight against corruption; allowing women to drive, and reimagining the economy and the society has made him an inspiration for Arab youth.
In 2021, the Arab League awarded the Crown Prince with the “Development Action Shield” 2021. This award recognized his efforts to develop joint Arab action. And his role in promoting comprehensive socio-economic development in the Kingdom and the Arab world.