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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 71.800

66,511

2   UNITED STATES 43.007 977,625
3   MEXICO 27.973 17,666

Central America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   COSTA RICA 53.217 928
2   BELIZE 51.535 158
3   NICARAGUA 50.587 292
4   HONDURAS 50.562 443
5   PANAMA 48.842 2,393
6   EL SALVADOR 48.452 859
7   GUATEMALA 45.448 1,255

South America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   VENEZUELA 56.640 3,461
2   ARGENTINA 56.567 8,350
3   URUGUAY 54.965 1,699
4   PERU 54.634 2,884
5   ECUADOR 53.889 1,327
6   PARAGUAY 51.998 862
7   GUYANA 51.615 1,255
8   SURINAME 51.219 110
9   COLOMBIA 50.532 3,860
10   CHILE 50.103 3,085
11   BOLIVIA 45.298 2,606
12   BRAZIL 25.943 87,239

Africa
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   SOUTH AFRICA 63.033 24,249
2   MOROCCO 54.534 2,473
3   NAMIBIA 53.999 1,456
4   BOTSWANA 52.866 480
5   GABON 52.632 251
6   ZAMBIA 52.396 659
7   MAURITIUS 52.352 416
8   EQUATORIAL GUINEA 52.273 274
9   BURKINA FASO 51.970 477
10   MADAGASCAR 51.953 243
11   MOZAMBIQUE 51.899 378
12   SENEGAL 51.852 635
13   CAMEROON 51.821 561
14   ANGOLA 51.718 554
15   LESOTHO 51.624 87
16   GAMBIA 51.490 62
17   SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 51.448 22
18   GUINEA BISSAU 51.401 87
19   SIERRA LEONE 51.338 343
20   SOUTH SUDAN 51.328 441
21   CAPE VERDE 51.279 84
22   LIBERIA 51.277 345
23   MALAWI 51.161 365
24   MALI 50.832 679
25   MAURITANIA 50.801 186
26   COMOROS 50.783 65
27   ZIMBABWE 50.761 2,328
28   CONGO KINSHASA 50.753 377
29   SWAZILAND 50.727 374
30   CHAD 50.560 1,926
31   TOGO 50.460 245
32   BURUNDI 50.432 177
33   BENIN 50.394 230
34   CÔTE D'IVOIRE 50.344 609
35   SEYCHELLES 50.243 261
36   ERITREA 50.083 270
37   DJIBOUTI 49.589 284
38   TANZANIA 49.505 1,229
39   RWANDA 49.010 945
40   CONGO BRAZZAVILLE 48.921 1,006
41   SUDAN 48.764 6,086
42   GUINEA 47.497 1,766
43   ETHIOPIA 47.272 2,157
44   UGANDA 47.036 1,220
45   CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 44.673 1,509
46   GHANA 44.493 8,098
47   ALGERIA 43.574 2,823
48   NIGER 43.523 2,308
49   KENYA 43.454 5,193
50   TUNISIA 42.202 4,179
51   NIGERIA 38.865 4,089
52   EGYPT 23.277 31,403
53   LIBYA 23.010 59,264
54   SOMALIA 22.430 9,712

Asia
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   MALAYSIA 90.324 37,406
2   SOUTH KOREA 79.201 37,185
3   SINGAPORE 73.279 11,676
4   THAILAND 65.342 49,694
5   SINGAPORE 58.966 3,074
6   HONG KONG 60.970 8,021
7   CHINA 57.280 108,538
8   MONGOLIA 56.578 1,006
9   TAIWAN 55.613 5,503
10   INDIA 54.955 156,258
11   BRUNEI 54.838 566
12   NEPAL 54.308 6,310
13   SRI LANKA 54.268 7,018
14   BANGLADESH 53.443 3,952
15   LAOS 52.906 1,033
16   MALDIVES 52.841 298
17   EAST TIMOR 51.827 201
18   CAMBODIA 50.556 4,753
19   BHUTAN 49.335 1,642
20   JAPAN 49.204 75,218
21   PHILIPPINES 48.855 11,854
22   MYANMAR (BURMA) 48.721 6,941
23   INDONESIA 46.654 28,206
24   NORTH KOREA 45.408 8,140
25   VIETNAM 43.976 7,373
26   PAKISTAN 10.432 27,239
27   AFGHANISTAN 1.136 34,619

Central Asia
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KAZAKHSTAN

52.454

1,175
2   TURKMENISTAN 51.885 302
3   KYRGYZSTAN 51.213 262
4   UZBEKISTAN 50.935 782
5   TAJIKISTAN 50.449 442

Europe
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   IRELAND 70.248 62,767
2   CZECH REPUBLIC 69.989 9,068
3   FRANCE 67.647 83,132
4   GERMANY 62.179 64,514
5   FINLAND 60.298 3,992
6   BELGIUM 59.988 5,859
7   MONACO 58.873 2,039
8   DENMARK 58.413 6,427
9   SLOVAKIA 57.370 2,105
10   SWITZERLAND 57.188 16,819
11   AUSTRIA 56.095 4,507
12   LUXEMBOURG 56.025 1,240
13   NETHERLANDS 55.251 12,653
14   HUNGARY 54.246 4,243
15   MONTENEGRO 53.085 510
16   SLOVENIA 52.636 902
17   MACEDONIA (F.Y.R.O.M.) 52.626 706
18   UNITED KINGDOM 52.434 327,023
19   ESTONIA 52.178 890
20   LITHUANIA 52.022 1,655
21   LIECHTENSTEIN 51.919 320
22   ANDORRA 51.829 863
23   MALTA 51.692 759
24   SAN MARINO 51.506 280
25   MOLDOVA 51.487 196
26   LATVIA 50.964 957
27   ICELAND 50.561 1,586
28   SPAIN 50.515 62,491
29   SWEDEN 50.239 8,668
30   KOSOVO 50.217 998
31   CROATIA 49.837 2,431
32   ALBANIA 49.490 627
33   ITALY 49.200 56,232
34   RUSSIA 48.507 46,297
35   BULGARIA 48.452 1,909
36   BELARUS 48.233 1,997
37   ROMANIA 47.723 3,062
38   CYPRUS 46.935 2,461
39   PORTUGAL 45.114 9,729
40   UKRAINE 44.863 4,828
41   BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 44.759 1,698
42   SERBIA 41.912 6,062
43   VATICAN CITY 39.611 3,975
44   POLAND 36.203 8,024
45   GREECE 33.630 41,442
46   NORWAY 10.924 22,386

Middle East and North Africa
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KUWAIT 63.578 7,565
2   UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 60.573 5,217
3   QATAR 58.644 3,464
4   OMAN 56.319 1,422
5   MOROCCO 54.534 2,473
6   JORDAN 47.577 7,432
7   BAHRAIN 45.843 2,604
8   PALESTINE 44.290 39,466
9   SAUDI ARABIA 44.247 9,665
10   ALGERIA 43.574 2,823
11   TUNISIA 42.202 4,179
12   LEBANON 39.419 6,282
13   TURKEY 38.844 24,423
14   ISRAEL 38.029 77,698
15   IRAN 28.383 19,723
16   YEMEN 24.705 7,186
17   EGYPT 23.277 31,403
18   LIBYA 23.010 59,264
19   IRAQ 9.317 19,060
20   SYRIA 2.750 37,397

Oceania
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   NEW ZEALAND 72.541 64,108
2   AUSTRALIA 72.435 188,120
3   TONGA 54.005 2,963
4   FIJI 53.989 5,173
5   NAURU 53.896 998
6   PALAU 52.370 217
7   SAMOA 52.272 4,375
8   PAPUA NEW GUINEA 51.454 1,227
9   TUVALU 51.347 51
10   MARSHALL ISLANDS 51.217 79
11   FED STATES OF MICRONESIA 51.203 45
12   SOLOMON ISLANDS 50.915 230
13   VANUATU 50.800 376
14   KIRIBATI 50.773 109

Caribbean
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   JAMAICA 58.341 2,851
2   GRENADA 56.132 1,482
3   CAYMAN ISLANDS 55.173 968
4   BARBADOS 53.019 414
5   SAINT LUCIA 52.273 178
6   SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 52.136 184
7   TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 51.781 814
8   DOMINICA 50.865 187
9   ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 50.083 879
10   CUBA 49.196 6,339
11   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 47.235 1,243
12   HAITI 44.702 1,878
13   THE BAHAMAS 42.793 1,787

Commonwealth of Independent States
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   AZERBAIJAN 53.764 727
2   KAZAKHSTAN 52.454 1,175
3   TURKMENISTAN 51.885 302
4   ARMENIA 51.839 761
5   MOLDOVA 51.487 196
6   KYRGYZSTAN 51.213 262
7   UZBEKISTAN 50.935 782
8   TAJIKISTAN 50.449 442
9   RUSSIA 48.507 46,297
10   BELARUS 48.233 1,997
11   UKRAIN 44.863 4,828
12   GEORGIA 41.348 7,513


RANKED BY REGION FOR 2010, 2009, 2008


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