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Which Countries Have The Best And Worst Reputations For 2016?


According to a study which ranks how countries are perceived and respected worldwide, Sweden is the “most admired” country with the “best reputation” in the world, for 2016. In 2nd place this year is Canada, followed by Switzerland, Australia, and Norway.

Interestingly, Europe leads the world in reputation, boasting 16 of the 20 highest-ranked countries. The rest of Scandinavia also made it to the top 10, with Norway in 5th place, Finland in 6th, and Denmark in 6th. Oceania also did well overall, with Australia and New Zealand placing 4th and 7th, respectively.

On the low end of the spectrum, Iraq, Iran, and Pakistan find themselves in the global headlines daily because of their ongoing conflicts, political turmoil, oppressive regimes, and serious human-rights violations. Unsurprisingly, the report issued by the Reputation Institute ranks those countries among the least reputable nations in the world.

These are the countries with the best and worst reputations (full list):

1. Sweden
2. Canada

3. Switzerland
4. Australia

5. Norway
6. Finland

7. New Zealnd
8. Denmark

9. Ireland
10. Netherlands

countries with the best and worst reputations 2016

11. Austria
12. Italy

13. United Kingdom
14. Japan

15. France
16. Belgium

17. Spain
18. Germany

20. Singapore

21. Czech Republic
22. Costa Rica

23. Peru
24. Brazil

25. Taiwan
26. Thailand

27. Poland
28. United States

29. Argentina
30. Dominican Republic

31. Malaysia
32. Philippines

33. Puerto Rico
34. Chile

35. Panama
36. Paraguay

37. Indonesia
38. Cuba

39. Morocco
40. Greece

41. Venezuela
42. Ecuador

43. Mexico
44. India

45. South Korea
46. United Arab Emirates

47. Bolivia
48. Uruguay

49. South Africa
50. Guatemala

51. Israel
52. Honduras

53. Qatar
54. El Salvador

55. Egypt
56. Romania

57. China
58. Turkey

59. Ukraine
60. Colombia

61. Kazakhstan
62. Nicaragua

63. Angola
64. Algeria

65. Russia
66. Nigeria

67. Saudi Arabia
68. Pakistan

69. Iran
70. Iraq

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Aimee Lee Webber
Editorial Aide/Reporter at The CEOWORLD magazine. Nationally Syndicated Advice Columnist. Generally prefer dogs to humans. Loves dragons. New Yorker.