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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 70.634

66,581

2   UNITED STATES 54.051 923,282
3   MEXICO 29.384 16,954

Central America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   NICARAGUA 51.953 885
2   COSTA RICA 51.854 779
3   BELIZE 50.914 129
4   HONDURAS 50.434 521
5   EL SALVADOR 48.880 1,296
6   GUATEMALA 48.494 915
7   PANAMA 46.838 1,736

South America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   PERU 54.448 2,157
2   GUYANA 53.662 1,062
3   ARGENTINA 53.210 7,448
4   ECUADOR 51.697 1,260
5   SURINAME 51.375 63
6   PARAGUAY 51.345 511
7   CHILE 49.837 3,590
8   URUGUAY 49.492 1,065
9   COLOMBIA 47.444 4,010
10   VENEZUELA 47.361 3,296
11   BOLIVIA 43.021 3,654
12   BRAZIL -7.601 199,467

Africa
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   SOUTH AFRICA 62.499 26,411
2   GUINEA 55.137 843
3   TUNISIA 54.735 5,648
4   MOROCCO 54.449 3,512
5   LIBERIA 53.213 1,776
6   BOTSWANA 53.065 390
7   MOZAMBIQUE 52.884 566
8   ZAMBIA 52.557 714
9   CAPE VERDE 52.156 177
10   GABON 52.096 241
11   MAURITIUS 52.087 259
12   ZIMBABWE 51.836 2,400
13   ANGOLA 51.676 438
14   NAMIBIA 51.665 432
15   BENIN 51.624 196
16   MALAWI 51.597 261
17   TANZANIA 51.531 570
18   LESOTHO 51.515 123
19   NIGER 51.491 894
20   EQUATORIAL GUINEA 51.466 157
21   CHAD 51.358 1,377
22   SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 51.306 35
23   GAMBIA 51.292 128
24   COMOROS 51.276 28
25   BURUNDI 51.244 236
26   MADAGASCAR 51.232 225
27   DJIBOUTI 51.170 83
28   SOUTH SUDAN 51.049 1,007
29   TOGO 50.926 170
30   ETHIOPIA 50.899 1,585
31   SIERRA LEONE 50.867 337
32   SWAZILAND 50.775 201
33   GUINEA BISSAU 50.741 87
34   MAURITANIA 50.698 228
35   SENEGAL 50.544 583
36   MALI 50.527 779
37   BURKINA FASO 50.489 317
38   SEYCHELLES 50.286 186
39   CAMEROON 50.246 358
40   ERITREA 50.225 237
41   ALGERIA 49.719 1,264
42   RWANDA 48.647 801
43   UGANDA 48.198 1,693
44   CONGO KINSHASA 48.024 1,083
45   CÔTE D'IVOIRE 47.719 835
46   GHANA 44.931 4,842
47   CONGO BRAZZAVILLE 44.806 2,039
48   SUDAN 37.560 3,808
49   KENYA 34.816 5,768
50   NIGERIA 34.607 4,167
51   LIBYA 34.303 24,611
52   CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 32.813 3,702
53   SOMALIA 29.223 5,929
54   EGYPT 26.952 34,810

Asia
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   MALAYSIA 84.325 29,610
2   SINGAPORE 81.430 14,542
3   SOUTH KOREA 74.896 34,069
4   INDIA 70.589 108,557
5   HONG KONG 63.662 8,073
6   CHINA 60.294 115,403
7   TAIWAN 59.838 3,911
8   MYANMAR (BURMA) 58.823 12,436
9   JAPAN 57.888 68,475
10   NEPAL 56.301 4,227
11   LAOS 54.191 1,276
12   MONGOLIA 53.82 662
13   BRUNEI 53.244 536
14   MALDIVES 53.144 487
15   INDONESIA 52.409 33,233
16   EAST TIMOR 51.920 161
17   SRI LANKA 51.840 3,845
18   BANGLADESH 50.894 3,266
19   VIETNAM 46.701 8,009
20   CAMBODIA 44.325 3,784
21   BHUTAN 42.417 4,515
22   THAILAND 40.166 56,132
23   NORTH KOREA 39.419 16,200
24   PHILIPPINES 30.369 12,891
25   PAKISTAN 18.021 25,935
26   AFGHANISTAN 17.307 28,065

Central Asia
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KYRGYZSTAN

51.733

559
2   TURKMENISTAN 51.568 101
3   UZBEKISTAN 50.944 646
4   TAJIKISTAN 50.243 496
5   KAZAKHSTAN 49.918 1,242

Europe
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   IRELAND 78.241 57,757
2   CZECH REPUBLIC 67.353 8,393
3   SWEDEN 61.377 7,627
4   UNITED KINGDOM 60.475 169,479
5   SWITZERLAND 60.378 12,328
6   FRANCE 59.283 79,831
7   AUSTRIA 57.634 3,903
8   NETHERLANDS 57.411 11,918
9   DENMARK 57.099 4,778
10   SLOVAKIA 56.277 2,536
11   GERMANY 55.812 57,513
12   NORWAY 55.281 4,785
13   FINLAND 55.103 3,581
14   ICELAND 54.731 1,133
15   CROATIA 54.217 1,812
16   MONACO 54.041 745
17   LUXEMBOURG 53.522 1,363
18   MALTA 52.590 656
19   CYPRUS 52.568 1,274
20   BULGARIA 52.564 1,085
21   MONTENEGRO 52.428 844
22   ANDORRA 52.416 714
23   RUSSIA 51.652 53,219
24   MACEDONIA (F.Y.R.O.M.) 51.590 378
25   HUNGARY 51.412 3,804
26   MOLDOVA 51.288 214
27   VATICAN CITY 51.279 1,611
28   ESTONIA 51.200 1,191
29   LIECHTENSTEIN 51.074 153
30   ROMANIA 51.049 1,749
31   KOSOVO 50.677 872
32   SAN MARINO 50.564 231
33   SLOVENIA 50.299 717
34   LATVIA 50.230 601
35   ALBANIA 50.078 551
36   LITHUANIA 49.257 930
37   BELARUS 49.148 1,072
38   SERBIA 48.545 2,645
39   BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 46.421 1,928
40   UKRAINE 46.270 4,734
41   POLAND 45.303 6,627
42   SPAIN 44.200 82,979
43   ITALY 43.917 68,485
44   PORTUGAL 43.473 10,234
45   BELGIUM 43.216 8,301
46   GREECE 31.466 45,484

Middle East and North Africa
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KUWAIT 67.129 7,781
2   UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 61.355 7,226
3   QATAR 57.637 4,394
4   TUNISIA 54.735 5,648
5   OMAN 54.477 1,453
6   MOROCCO 54.449 3,512
7   ALGERIA 49.719 1,264
8   JORDAN 47.662 7,512
9   BAHRAIN 44.233 2,415
10   ISRAEL 40.857 62,434
11   PALESTINE 39.539 26,938
12   SAUDI ARABIA 38.609 10,427
13   LIBYA 34.303 24,611
14   YEMEN 34.169 7,356
15   TURKEY 33.788 22,622
16   LEBANON 32.826 6,243
17   EGYPT 26.952 34,810
18   IRAQ 19.122 26,694
19   SYRIA 7.087 40,760
20   IRAN 2.893 44,328

Oceania
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   AUSTRALIA 79.186 182,344
2   NEW ZEALAND 70.071 62,685
3   NAURU 52.387 664
4   VANUATU 51.440 705
5   FIJI 51.281 2,983
6   FED STATES OF MICRONESIA 51.123 24
7   MARSHALL ISLANDS 51.073 37
8   KIRIBATI 51.018 60
9   SOLOMON ISLANDS 50.627 173
10   TUVALU 50.178 221
11   PAPUA NEW GUINEA 49.831 1,178
12   SAMOA 49.310 1,910
13   TONGA 49.241 1,267
14   PALAU 49.158 500

Caribbean
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   JAMAICA 53.296 1,930
2   SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 52.852 196
3   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 52.561 682
4   BARBADOS 52.230 211
5   SAINT LUCIA 51.898 90
6   GRENADA 51.381 267
7   DOMINICA 51.289 53
8   THE BAHAMAS 51.253 745
9   CAYMAN ISLANDS 51.183 501
10   TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 50.738 637
11   HAITI 50.583 1,132
12   CUBA 47.770 4,968
13   ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINES 43.631 326
14   ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 41.407 1,914

Commonwealth of Independent States
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   AZERBAIJAN 51.947 385
2   GEORGIA 51.741 5,756
3   KYRGYZSTAN 51.733 559
4   RUSSIA 51.652 53,219
5   TURKMENISTAN 51.568 101
6   MOLDOVA 51.288 214
7   UZBEKISTAN 50.944 646
8   TAJIKISTAN 50.243 496
9   KAZAKHSTAN 49.918 1,242
10   BELARUS 49.148 1,072
11   ARMENIA 47.170 1,219
12   UKRAINE 46.270 4,734


RANKED BY REGION FOR 2010, 2009, 2008


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