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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 74.001

69,044

2   UNITED STATES 59.608 971,022
3   MEXICO 27.882 18,100

Central America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   COSTA RICA 51.588 573
2   BELIZE 50.646 147
3   PANAMA 50.607 1,814
4   EL SALVADOR 50.586 1,083
5   HONDURAS 50.313 499
6   NICARAGUA 50.011 560
7   GUATEMALA 48.220 753

South America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   BRAZIL 64.553 22,027
2   ARGENTINA 54.868 5,458
3   CHILE 54.841 2,808
4   PERU 53.739 2,436
5   URUGUAY 53.050 1,074
6   COLOMBIA 52.246 3,331
7   GUYANA 51.673 1,884
8   FRENCH GUIANA 51.542 353
9   SURINAME 51.041 106
10   VENEZUELA 50.908 2,731
11   PARAGUAY 49.797 437
12   ECUADOR 47.863 1,557
13   BOLIVIA 47.135 1,425

Africa
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   SOUTH AFRICA 61.256 24,971
2   MOROCCO 54.071 4,103
3   GUINEA 54.037 1,043
4   NAMIBIA 52.511 328
5   ETHIOPIA 51.686 1,503
6   MALAWI 51.659 459
7   MOZAMBIQUE 51.639 471
8   ZAMBIA 51.593 418
9   SENEGAL 51.500 936
10   BOTSWANA 51.450 238
11   CAMEROON 50.772 457
12   SWAZILAND 50.740 125
13   LESOTHO 50.708 65
14   SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 50.510 59
15   SEYCHELLES 50.495 190
16   BURKINA FASO 50.465 193
17   GABON 50.422 175
18   GAMBIA 50.410 97
19   MADAGASCAR 50.402 410
20   COMOROS 50.383 51
21   GUINEA BISSAU 50.371 20
22   BURUNDI 50.300 114
23   WESTERN SAHARA 50.216 93
24   EQUATORIAL GUINEA 50.075 174
25   TOGO 49.973 221
26   CAPE VERDE 49.832 120
27   BENIN 49.733 243
28   ZIMBABWE 49.592 4,515
29   MALI 49.507 979
30   MAURITIUS 49.503 761
31   CONGO (KINSHASA) 49.488 352
32   ANGOLA 49.478 472
33   DJIBOUTI 49.478 226
34   ERITREA 49.269 338
35   SIERA LEONE 49.131 535
36   TANZANIA 48.587 887
37   MAURITANIA 48.332 529
38   KENYA 47.678 4,932
39   LIBERIA 47.597 714
40   CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) 47.585 973
41   SUDAN 47.517 7,952
42   NIGER 47.397 747
43   CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 46.877 562
44   CHAD 46.775 1,420
45   UGANDA 46.624 2,539
46   RWANDA 46.483 837
47   GHANA 45.944 7,238
48   NIGERIA 45.277 3,082
49   CÔTE D'IVOIRE 39.490 4,350
50   ALGERIA 39.134 4,969
51   SOMALIA 31.313 4,019
52   EGYPT 29.865 128,148
53   TUNISIA 23.663 27,890
54   LIBYA 6.426 115,156

Asia
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   SINGAPORE 103.161 28,245
2   MALAYSIA 81.920 33,216
3   CHINA 70.903 146,732
4   HONG KONG 69.482 13,459
5   SOUTH KOREA 67.114 42,929
6   INDIA 64.406 213,989
7   TAIWAN 57.473 6,643
8   NEPAL 56.703 5,186
9   BHUTAN 52.759 607
10   MONGOLIA 51.893 1,140
11   EAST TIMOR 51.783 254
12   VIETNAM 51.507 6,314
13   MALDIVES 51.429 376
14   BRUNEI 51.007 435
15   MACAU 50.508 386
16   LAOS 50.255 1,499
17   INDONESIA 48.899 33,418
18   BANGLADESH 48.285 10,477
19   THAILAND 47.686 45,130
20   SRI LANKA 47.274 10,376
21   PHILIPPINES 46.571 13,582
22   MYANMAR (BURMA) 38.172 8,735
23   NORTH KOREA 37.198 9,952
24   CAMBODIA 28.006 10,541
25   JAPAN 20.877 159,021
26   PAKISTAN 18.629 40,876
27   AFGHANISTAN 18.208 28,942

Central Asia
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KAZAKHSTAN

54.329

1,250
2   UZBEKISTAN 51.703 1,536
3   TURKMENISTAN 50.801 268
4   TAJIKISTAN 50.492 257
5   KYRGYZSTAN 49.629 253

Europe
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   UNITED KINGDOM 72.101 424,828
2   IRELAND 71.960 76,953
3   FRANCE 70.360 90,163
4   SPAIN 66.274 51,585
5   ITALY 65.560 56,013
6   NORWAY 64.637 6,151
7   AUSTRIA 59.725 5,391
8   CZECH REPUBLIC 59.701 9,999
9   NETHERLANDS 59.280 16,003
10   DENMARK 59.226 8,146
11   SWITZERLAND 59.115 22,403
12   BELGIUM 59.035 8,233
13   FINLAND 57.845 4,147
14   GERMANY 57.169 63,699
15   CROATIA 54.755 2,076
16   MONACO 54.240 1,079
17   ESTONIA 53.569 1,556
18   SLOVAKIA 53.203 2,424
19   ANDORRA 52.798 1,039
20   LUXEMBOURG 52.132 901
21   CYPRUS 51.797 1,170
22   SLOVENIA 51.763 818
23   SERBIA 51.628 4,319
24   MONTENEGRO 51.297 384
25   LATVIA 51.203 1,058
26   SAN MARINO 50.900 147
27   MOLDOVA 50.810 282
28   MACEDONIA (F.Y.R.O.M.) 50.659 453
29   LIECHTENSTEIN 50.657 273
30   LITHUANIA 50.107 1,023
31   BULGARIA 49.495 1,387
32   VATICAN CITY 48.871 1,730
33   ROMANIA 48.683 1,883
34   KOSOVO 48.525 1,177
35   HUNGARY 48.420 5,222
36   ICELAND 48.027 2,368
37   BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 47.913 1,338
38   ALBANIA 47.085 942
39   GREECE 46.219 16,469
40   PORTUGAL 46.049 14,374
41   MALTA 45.467 1,655
42   BELARUS 45.259 2,488
43   SWEDEN 40.954 10,859
44   POLAND 36.953 8,037
45   RUSSIA 34.324 56,499
46   UKRAINE 29.506 7,888

Middle East and North Africa
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KUWAIT 72.396 9,281
2   QATAR 68.540 9,286
3   UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 67.203 11,420
4   TURKEY 55.029 15,375
5   MOROCCO 54.071 4,103
6   JORDAN 50.838 12,823
7   OMAN 49.115 3,346
8   ISRAEL 45.255 69,806
9   LEBANON 43.215 9,574
10   ALGERIA 39.134 4,969
11   SAUDI ARABIA 38.892 16,831
12   SYRIA 34.835 14,008
13   PALESTINE 32.382 32,048
14   EGYPT 29.865 128,148
15   TUNISIA 23.663 27,890
16   BAHRAIN 23.334 18,929
17   IRAN 23.102 38,718
18   YEMEN 18.241 15,201
19   IRAQ 17.289 22,728
20   LIBYA 6.426 115,156

Oceania
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   NEW ZEALAND 62.943 65,994
2   AUSTRALIA 61.124 209,018
3   FIJI 53.009 4,923
4   SAMOA 51.757 659
5   TONGA 51.038 565
6   COOK ISLANDS 50.992 106
7   KIRIBATI 50.720 46
8   VANUATU 50.607 399
9   PALAU 50.516 74
10   NAURU 50.455 45
11   FED. STATES OF MICRONESIA 50.436 32
12   TUVALU 50.372 32
13   SOLOMON ISLANDS 50.276 269
14   PAPUA NEW GUINEA 50.205 693
15   MARSHALL ISLANDS 49.875 99

Caribbean
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   BARBADOS 54.256 536
2   BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 53.376 897
3   SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 53.277 384
4   JAMAICA 53.048 2,041
5   GRENADA 51.506 356
6   ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 51.492 196
7   CAYMAN ISLANDS 51.135 433
8   TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 51.125 391
9   SAINT LUCIA 51.072 213
10   DOMINICA 50.840 57
11   BERMUDA 50.812 371
12   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 50.081 673
13   THE BAHAMAS 50.014 938
14   ARUBA 49.668 129
15   CUBA 42.048 5,948
16   HAITI 41.919 7,530

Commonwealth of Independent States
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KAZAKHSTAN 54.329 1,250
2   UZBEKISTAN 51.703 1,536
3   MOLDOVA 50.810 282
4   TURKMENISTAN 50.801 268
5   AZERBAIJAN 50.492 537
6   TAJIKISTAN 50.492 257
7   GEORGIA 49.707 4,780
8   KYRGYZSTAN 49.629 253
9   ARMENIA 49.352 965
10   BELARUS 45.259 2,488
11   RUSSIA 34.324 56,499
12   UKRAINE 29.506 7,888


RANKED BY REGION FOR 2010, 2009, 2008


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