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Americans Like Canada And The UK Most – Iran And North Korea Least

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Canada once again ranks as the country that Americans view most favorably, while, Iran ranks the least favorably among 20 countries on the world stage. Americans also view Great Britain, Germany, France, Japan, and India very positively.

The Palestinian Authority, Iraq, Afghanistan, and North Korea — rank just above Iran at the bottom of the list. The research company Gallup has published its 2020 World Affairs survey, which measures American’s favorability ratings for 20 different countries. Of the 10 that Americans surveyed found unfavorable, Iran and North Korea were found to be the least regarded.

In addition to the six countries with 75% or higher favorable ratings, Israel (74%), Mexico (67%) and Egypt (63%) all maintained strong positive readings.

Americans' Favorable Ratings of Foreign Countries

CountryVery/Mostly favorableVery/Mostly unfavorable
Canada93%7%
United Kingdom90%9%
Germany85%13%
France84%14%
Japan83%16%
India75%22%
Israel74%25%
Mexico67%32%
Egypt63%34%
Ukraine57%40%
Cuba47%52%
Turkey44%53%
Saudi Arabia34%65%
China33%67%
Russia28%72%
The Palestinian Authority23%73%
Iraq19%81%
Afghanistan18%81%
North Korea12%86%
Iran11%88%

Both Iran and North Korea are among the countries Americans have perceived in recent years as being among the United States’ greatest enemies.


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Emma London

Emma London

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Emma London is the Associate Editor at CEOWORLD magazine. She covers lists, rankings, economy, geopolitics, global banking, fintech, digitization of money, and the future of finance for CEOWORLD magazine. She’s also a member of the Board of Directors at the Global Business Policy Institute. Prior to that, Emma was the ultra-high net worth (UHNW) valuations subject matter expert at CEOWORLD magazine, mentoring research teams in valuations’ techniques, and was involved in product development for ultra high net worth (UHNW) and high net worth (HNW) dossier creation, currently heading research operations at the Global Business Policy Institute. She can be reached on email emma-london@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.