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Quarterly and annual rankings of 200 countries and territories, including all 193 UN members, based on how they are described in major media. Perceptions of countries in media tend to fluctuate more in quarterly than annual rankings.


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North America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   CANADA 71.271

265,283

2   UNITED STATES 54.485 3,6888,095
3   MEXICO 30.659 68,200

Central America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   COSTA RICA 53.199 2,893
2   BELIZE 51.043 652
3   NICARAGUA 50.254 2,055
4   HONDURAS 49.944 2,098
5   PANAMA 48.057 8,923
6   EL SALVADOR 47.795 4,141
7   GUATEMALA 43.325 3,776

South America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   PERU 59.532 10,710
2   ARGENTINA 57.175 26,958
3   URUGUAY 54.882 4,655
4   GUYANA 54.737 5,148
5   CHILE 52.460 12,089
6   SURINAME 51.832 530
7   PARAGUAY 51.339 2,206
8   COLOMBIA 51.182 13,993
9   ECUADOR 50.919 5,144
10   VENEZUELA 50.254 11,708
11   BOLIVIA 43.032 8,485
12   BRAZIL 34.344 326,069

Africa
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   SOUTH AFRICA 64.780 95,063
2   GUINEA 55.095 4,879
3   BOTSWANA 54.755 1,513
4   NAMIBIA 54.518 2,573
5   MOZAMBIQUE 54.407 1,892
6   ZAMBIA 53.321 2,374
7   SENEGAL 52.678 2,769
8   MAURITIUS 52.653 2,260
9   GABON 52.218 787
10   MOROCCO 52.162 13,819
11   MALAWI 51.614 1,359
12   LESOTHO 51.610 449
13   ETHIOPIA 51.561 6,827
14   MADAGASCAR 51.223 1,224
15   CAPE VERDE 50.992 428
16   GAMBIA 50.850 446
17   SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 50.712 127
18   EQUATORIAL GUINEA 50.673 854
19   SOUTH SUDAN 50.613 1,448
20   ANGOLA 50.595 1,809
21   ZIMBABWE 50.512 11,633
22   SEYCHELLES 50.463 845
23   GUINEA BISSAU 50.302 209
24   CAMEROON 50.271 1,811
25   COMOROS 50.208 211
26   BENIN 50.136 816
27   MALI 49.900 2,941
28   BURUNDI 49.887 577
29   TOGO 49.589 784
30   SWAZILAND 49.580 1,109
31   BURKINA FASO 49.465 1,309
32   LIBERIA 49.372 3,592
33   SIERRA LEONE 49.293 1,556
34   DJIBOUTI 48.754 636
35   TANZANIA 48.167 3,541
36   MAURITANIA 47.919 1,190
37   CHAD 47.874 6,046
38   ERITREA 47.545 1,167
39   CONGO KINSHASA 46.910 2,164
40   NIGER 43.741 4,388
41   UGANDA 43.459 6,821
42   CONGO BRAZZAVILLE 42.556 5,054
43   RWANDA 42.349 3,632
44   GHANA 40.735 28,731
45   SUDAN 40.068 22,914
46   ALGERIA 38.986 10,297
47   KENYA 38.904 19,071
48   CÔTE D'IVOIRE 36.374 12,193
49   EGYPT 35.525 226,791
50   CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 34.268 6,054
51   TUNISIA 33.778 45,852
52   NIGERIA 33.747 15,367
53   LIBYA 24.279 253,926
54   SOMALIA 18.862 22,641

Asia
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   SINGAPORE 90.853 65,270
2   MALAYSIA 85.810 142,655
3   SOUTH KOREA 73.660 142,453
4   HONG KONG 71.265 37,980
5   CHINA 63.298 471,850
6   INDIA 63.213 636,385
7   TAIWAN 62.493 20,445
8   NEPAL 57.945 21,137
9   MONGOLIA 57.070 3,743
10   BRUNEI 56.468 2,115
11   MALDIVES 54.301 1,397
12   THAILAND 53.907 196,471
13   LAOS 53.782 5,094
14   EAST TIMOR 52.967 789
15   SRI LANKA 51.923 29,233
16   BANGLADESH 51.908 22,041
17   INDONESIA 50.964 126,791
18   BHUTAN 50.024 7,363
19   MYANMAR (BURMA) 47.872 35,034
20   PHILIPPINES 46.573 57,757
21   VIETNAM 45.684 28,154
22   NORTH KOREA 39.229 40,155
23   JAPAN 39.052 389,166
24   CAMBODIA 33.287 26,929
25   PAKISTAN 20.161 144,072
26   AFGHANISTAN 16.521 134,208

Central Asia
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KAZAKHSTAN

58.869

6,271
2   TURKMENISTAN 52.040 927
3   UZBEKISTAN 51.061 3,706
4   KYRGYZSTAN 49.926 1,289
5   TAJIKISTAN 49.120 1,421

Europe
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   IRELAND 71.727 262,629
2   CZECH REPUBLIC 70.695 37,583
3   FRANCE 65.930 340,721
4   UNITED KINGDOM 64.296 1,251,403
5   FINLAND 63.556 17,135
6   MONACO 63.155 6,858
7   AUSTRIA 62.326 17,643
8   SWITZERLAND 61.303 66,189
9   DENMARK 61.203 26,156
10   NETHERLANDS 59.770 52,755
11   SLOVAKIA 58.362 9,551
12   GERMANY 57.577 246,244
13   SPAIN 56.976 253,779
14   ITALY 56.111 226,793
15   LUXEMBOURG 55.447 5,024
16   BELGIUM 55.270 28,843
17   CROATIA 55.243 9,432
18   ANDORRA 54.855 3,746
19   ESTONIA 54.537 4,516
20   MONTENEGRO 53.396 2,153
21   SLOVENIA 53.390 3,211
22   MACEDONIA (F.Y.R.O.M.) 53.295 2,224
23   SWEDEN 52.671 35,550
24   HUNGARY 52.028 17,390
25   LITHUANIA 51.613 4,356
26   LIECHTENSTEIN 51.523 896
27   MOLDOVA 51.140 883
28   SAN MARINO 51.090 758
29   LATVIA 50.848 3,414
30   CYPRUS 50.617 5,911
31   PORTUGAL 49.276 47,912
32   BULGARIA 49.238 6,193
33   MALTA 48.614 3,944
34   KOSOVO 48.427 3,658
35   ROMANIA 48.423 8,739
36   RUSSIA 48.196 200,768
37   ICELAND 47.082 8,365
38   ALBANIA 45.899 2,714
39   VATICAN CITY 45.327 9,713
40   SERBIA 41.886 22,489
41   BELARUS 39.622 8,917
42   POLAND 37.013 30,901
43   GREECE 36.917 141,729
44   NORWAY 34.544 38,756
45   BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 33.357 8,454
46   UKRAINE 30.961 24,657

Middle East and North Africa
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KUWAIT 75.109 31,772
2   UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 70.325 30,857
3   QATAR 68.715 23,101
4   OMAN 54.592 7,229
5   MOROCCO 52.162 13,819
6   JORDAN 50.772 36,231
7   ISRAEL 47.052 290,007
8   TURKEY 44.215 80,022
9   PALESTINE 43.283 138,706
10   SAUDI ARABIA 40.624 49,506
11   ALGERIA 38.986 10,297
12   EGYPT 35.525 226,791
13   TUNISIA 33.778 45,852
14   LEBANON 32.780 29,330
15   BAHRAIN 31.212 30,400
16   LIBYA 24.279 253,926
17   IRAN 21.878 122,468
17   YEMEN 17.923 42,532
19   IRAQ 16.844 84,279
20   SYRIA 13.584 136,407

Oceania
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   NEW ZEALAND 66.888 248,900
2   AUSTRALIA 66.181 755,615
3   FIJI 54.169 17,422
4   VANUATU 53.638 1,999
5   NAURU 53.100 2,248
6   SAMOA 51.878 7,591
7   TONGA 50.559 5,925
8   PALAU 50.522 905
9   FED STATES OF MICRONESIA 50.518 145
10   KIRIBATI 50.214 258
11   PAPUA NEW GUINEA 49.965 3,884
12   SOLOMON ISLANDS 49.814 821
13   MARSHALL ISLANDS 49.793 261
14   TUVALU 49.708 327

Caribbean
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   JAMAICA 60.602 9,600
2   BARBADOS 56.193 1,612
3   GRENADA 55.694 2,680
4   SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 54.920 928
5   CAYMAN ISLANDS 54.889 2,399
6   SAINT LUCIA 52.367 568
7   ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES 52.220 1,504
8   TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 51.696 2,779
9   DOMINICA 50.276 345
10   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 48.857 3,139
11   ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 46.915 3,198
12   THE BAHAMAS 45.290 4,282
13   CUBA 43.660 23,766
14   HAITI 43.277 12,596

Commonwealth of Independent States
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KAZAKHSTAN 58.869 6,271
2   AZERBAIJAN 54.508 2,732
3   TURKMENISTAN 52.040 927
4   MOLDOVA 51.140 883
5   UZBEKISTAN 51.061 3,706
6   KYRGYZSTAN 49.926 1,289
7   TAJIKISTAN 49.120 1,421
8   RUSSIA 48.196 200,768
9   ARMENIA 47.199 3,848
10   GEORGIA 47.046 22,440
11   BELARUS 39.622 8,917
12   UKRAINE 30.961 24,657


RANKED BY REGION FOR 2010, 2009, 2008


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