Gallup published an article dated 6 August 2015 titled "U.S. Still Leads China in Leadership Approval in Africa" by Magali Rheault and Justin McCarthy. It surveyed public opinion in 11 African countries in 2014 and compared the results with 2009. The countries included Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Chad, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal.
The United States experienced a greater overall decline than China between 2009 and 2014 in its leadership approval rating. Nevertheless, eight of the eleven countries gave the United States a higher leadership approval ranking in 2014 than they did for China, which scored better in Kenya, Tanzania, and Niger.