The ratings by an American data firm are tracked on a weekly basis, offering real-time insight

A Global Leader Approval Ratings survey conducted by an American data firm has found Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of world leaders with an approval ratings of 66 percent.

The data firm Morning Consult showed that PM Modi is ahead of other world leaders of 13 countries including the US, the UK, Russia, Australia, Canada, Brazil, France and Germany.

The second position was bagged by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi (65%), followed by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (63%) according to the Morning Consult Global Leader Approval Rating Tracker that was updated on Thursday.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (54%) trailed at the fourth position and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (53%), US President Joe Biden (53%) were at fifth and sixth position respectively.

At seventh and eighth position were Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (48%) and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson (44%).

The other leaders who were tracked for their approval ratings were, South Korean President Moon Jae-In (37%), Spanish Spain Pedro Sánchez (36%), Brazilian President Jaire Bolsonaro (35%), French President Emmanuel Macron (35%) and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga (29%).

At the same time, PM Modi's disapproval ratings stood at 28%, the firm said.

Political Intelligence is Morning Consult’s proprietary platform that provides real-time polling data on political elections, elected officials and voting issues.

According to the website of the data firm, the ratings will be tracked on a weekly basis with the latest data for all 13 countries, offering real-time insight into the shifting political dynamics across the globe.

It said that the Approval ratings are based on a seven-day moving average of adult residents in each country, and samples sizes vary by country.

Daily global survey data is based on a 7-day moving average of all adults in a given country with a margin of error of between +/- 1-3%, the website said.

All interviews are conducted online, among nationally representative samples of adults. (In India, the sample is representative of the literate population), it explained.

Surveys are weighted in each country by age, gender, region, and, in certain countries, education breakdowns based on official government sources, the methodology section stated.

In the United States, surveys are also weighted by race and ethnicity, it informed.