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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 76.367

63,147

2   UNITED STATES 54.008 816,166
3   MEXICO 37.007 15,480

Central America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   BELIZE 51.284 218
2   COSTA RICA 50.809 613
3   HONDURAS 50.785 635
4   PANAMA 50.768 2,980
5   NICARAGUA 50.447 318
6   EL SALVADOR 49.348 903
7   GUATEMALA 48.664 853

South America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   BRAZIL 65.293 17,336
2   PERU 56.412 3,233
3   GUYANA 53.088 947
4   URUGUAY 52.315 817
5   ARGENTINA 52.244 5,702
6   FRENCH GUIANA 51.914 217
7   SURINAME 51.892 251
8   PARAGUAY 51.454 396
9   BOLIVIA 51.370 800
10   COLOMBIA 51.290 2,792
11   ECUADOR 51.096 1,000
12   CHILE 49.463 2,604
13   VENEZUELA 46.388 2,220

Africa
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   SOUTH AFRICA 65.731 19,432
2   ETHIOPIA 56.148 1,582
3   GUINEA 55.334 1,227
4   MAURITIUS 53.358 824
5   MOZAMBIQUE 52.710 477
6   BOTSWANA 52.633 405
7   SENEGAL 52.517 615
8   SEYCHELLES 52.490 208
9   LESOTHO 51.369 174
10   NAMIBIA 51.286 357
11   MALI 51.179 504
12   GABON 51.107 120
13   ZAMBIA 51.085 583
14   BENIN 51.075 147
15   MADAGASCAR 50.999 346
16   BURUNDI 50.901 50
17   DJIBOUTI 50.890 43
18   GAMBIA 50.881 159
19   COMOROS 50.848 67
20   GUINEA BISSAU 50.844 15
21   SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 50.819 11
22   TOGO 50.789 148
23   MALAWI 50.685 274
24   WESTERN SAHARA 50.599 55
25   CAPE VERDE 50.553 47
26   ANGOLA 50.551 345
27   SIERRA LEONE 50.381 341
28   CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 50.372 281
29   CAMEROON 50.218 435
30   EQUATORIAL GUINEA 50.121 249
31   MAURITANIA 49.864 247
32   SWAZILAND 49.774 409
33   NIGER 49.653 439
34   TANZANIA 49.442 855
35   CONGO KINSHASA 49.426 352
36   CHAD 49.349 1,323
37   ERITREA 49.336 322
38   BURKINA FASO 49.281 322
39   KENYA 49.070 3,178
40   LIBERIA 49.001 757
41   ZIMBABWE 48.963 2,390
42   CONGO BRAZZAVILLE 47.432 1,036
43   ALGERIA 47.038 1,241
44   UGANDA 46.923 1,369
45   RWANDA 45.316 1,049
46   NIGERIA 44.723 4,029
47   MOROCCO 44.107 3,731
48   EGYPT 37.942 32,430
49   SUDAN 36.916 5,068
50   TUNISIA 36.623 8,135
51   SOMALIA 36.247 2,981
52   GHANA 35.961 8,553
53   CÔTE D'IVOIRE 35.572 6,399
54   LIBYA 13.474 54,895

Asia
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   MALAYSIA 91.015 42,423
2   SOUTH KOREA 76.010 28,270
3   SINGAPORE 70.869 10,807
4   INDIA 67.025 157,573
5   HONG KONG 65.999 8,427
6   CHINA 64.533 101,177
7   THAILAND 58.097 45,515
8   TAIWAN 56.728 4,388
9   PHILIPPINES 56.134 19,430
10   BRUNEI 54.234 578
11   BHUTAN 51.914 599
12   MONGOLIA 51.779 935
13   MALDIVES 51.716 236
14   EAST TIMOR 51.641 173
15   MACAU 51.539 181
16   LAOS 51.213 1,286
17   NEPAL 51.160 5,414
18   BANGLADESH 50.866 4,346
19   SRI LANKA 49.340 7,987
20   INDONESIA 46.363 31,934
21   VIETNAM 43.010 6,458
22   NORTH KOREA 42.142 5,863
23   MYANMAR (BURMA) 42.017 6,922
24   CAMBODIA 33.891 7,851
25   JAPAN 23.161 86,452
26   PAKISTAN 9.666 50,022
27   AFGHANISTAN 7.651 42,582

Central Asia
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KAZAKHSTAN

60.575

2,604
2   TURKMENISTAN 51.486 256
3   TAJIKISTAN 50.134 226
4   KYRGYZSTAN 50.112 215
5   UZBEKISTAN 49.725 742

Europe
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   UNITED KINGDOM 74.526 330,073
2   IRELAND 74.268 65,152
3   FRANCE 70.075 87,595
4   ITALY 65.657 46,063
5   CZECH REPUBLIC 63.207 10,123
6   SPAIN 58.747 56,724
7   MONACO 58.335 2,995
8   NORWAY 57.849 5,434
9   FINLAND 57.761 5,415
10   SWITZERLAND 57.660 14,639
11   NETHERLANDS 55.293 12,181
12   SWEDEN 54.862 8,396
13   PORTUGAL 54.190 13,575
14   AUSTRIA 53.792 3,842
15   BELGIUM 53.302 6,450
16   SLOVENIA 53.221 774
17   LITHUANIA 53.138 748
18   CYPRUS 52.792 1,006
19   ANDORRA 52.766 1,130
20   MACEDONIA (F.Y.R.O.M.) 52.635 687
21   VATICAN CITY 52.504 2,397
22   DENMARK 52.502 6,805
23   CROATIA 52.496 3,113
24   ESTONIA 52.110 879
25   SAN MARINO 51.191 100
26   LIECHTENSTEIN 51.160 150
27   MONTENEGRO 51.137 415
28   LATVIA 50.969 798
29   MOLDOVA 50.853 191
30   MALTA 50.514 874
31   SLOVAKIA 50.346 2,486
32   KOSOVO 50.191 611
33   ROMANIA 50.028 2,045
34   LUXEMBOURG 49.998 1,520
35   HUNGARY 49.832 4,121
36   GERMANY 49.648 60,518
37   ALBANIA 49.354 594
38   BULGARIA 49.312 1,812
39   RUSSIA 48.281 44,753
40   ICELAND 43.041 3,278
41   POLAND 40.994 8,213
42   BELARUS 38.244 3,360
43   SERBIA 36.737 9,463
44   BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 32.170 3,490
45   UKRAINE 29.776 7,207
46   GREECE 27.554 38,334

Middle East and North Africa
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KUWAIT 65.239 7,145
2   UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 64.565 6,994
3   QATAR 59.236 5,957
4   OMAN 51.709 1,008
5   JORDAN 50.705 8,464
6   TURKEY 48.787 17,602
7   ISRAEL 48.188 80,069
8   ALGERIA 47.038 1,241
9   MOROCCO 44.107 3,731
10   PALESTINE 42.813 40,254
11   SAUDI ARABIA 42.078 12,583
12   BAHRAIN 40.920 6,452
13   EGYPT 37.942 32,430
14   TUNISIA 36.623 8,135
15   LEBANON 29.869 7,231
16   IRAN 26.140 19,699
17   YEMEN 18.231 12,789
18   IRAQ 16.135 15,797
19   LIBYA 13.474 54,895
20   SYRIA -2.297 44,242

Oceania
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   NEW ZEALAND 65.654 56,111
2   AUSTRALIA 62.296 176,133
3   VANUATU 53.896 519
4   SAMOA 52.011 647
5   NIUE 51.034 51
6   COOK ISLANDS 50.905 99
7   FED STATES OF MICRONESIA 50.874 44
8   KIRIBATI 50.833 43
9   PALAU 50.803 114
10   TOKELAU 50.706 11
11   SOLOMON ISLANDS 50.648 149
12   TUVALU 50.644 23
13   PAPUA NEW GUINEA 50.602 786
14   NAURU 50.526 541
15   MARSHALL ISLANDS 50.481 46
16   FIJI 50.124 4,343
17   TONGA 48.713 1,130

Caribbean
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   JAMAICA 56.825 2,778
2   CAYMAN ISLANDS 52.606 497
3   GRENADA 52.443 575
4   BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 52.153 479
5   BARBADOS 51.921 451
6   SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 51.408 164
7   ARUBA 51.295 103
8   BERMUDA 51.274 341
9   TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 51.109 937
10   SAINT LUCIA 51.087 87
11   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 50.951 541
12   THE BAHAMAS 50.950 812
13   ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 50.643 209
14   DOMINICA 50.399 48
15   HAITI 49.530 2,056
16   CUBA 42.625 6,511

Commonwealth of Independent States
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KAZAKHSTAN 60.575 2,604
2   AZERBAIJAN 53.291 1,083
3   TURKMENISTAN 51.486 256
4   MOLDOVA 50.853 191
5   TAJIKISTAN 50.134 226
6   KYRGYZSTAN 50.112 215
7   ARMENIA 49.872 903
8   UZBEKISTAN 49.725 742
9   GEORGIA 49.082 4,391
10   RUSSIA 48.281 44,753
11   BELARUS 38.244 3,360
12   UKRAINE 29.776 7,207


RANKED BY REGION FOR 2010, 2009, 2008


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