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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 52.707 144,229
2   UNITED STATES 49.785 3,228,886
3   MEXICO 31.902 50,595

Central America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   COSTA RICA 55.282 2,292
2   BELIZE 51.435 734
3   NICARAGUA 50.189 1,909
4   HONDURAS 49.574 1,510
5   EL SALVADOR 48.795 3,047
6   GUATEMALA 48.409 3,398
7   PANAMA 47.533 4,440

South America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   BRAZIL 63.534 62,855
2   PERU 56.485 12,017
3   GUYANA 56.246 5,286
4   URUGUAY 54.929 4,109
5   PARAGUAY 53.249 2,361
6   CHILE 53.009 10,134
7   SURINAME 51.810 654
8   VENEZUELA 50.483 19,180
9   ARGENTINA 50.312 21,746
10   BOLIVIA 48.333 7,896
11   ECUADOR 46.685 5,135
12   COLOMBIA 39.093 22,420

Africa
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   GHANA 59.450 14,109
2   GUINEA 55.090 5,695
3   NAMIBIA 53.939 2,009
4   SEYCHELLES 53.218 680
5   TUNISIA 53.099 4,929
6   MAURITIUS 53.007 1,249
7   CAPE VERDE 52.582 1,217
8   LESOTHO 52.262 707
9   BENIN 51.995 964
10   BOTSWANA 51.822 2,582
11   MADAGASCAR 51.587 1,437
12   MALI 51.281 3,006
13   SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 51.219 183
14   MALAWI 51.189 2,010
15   TOGO 50.911 1,471
16   BURKINA FASO 50.895 1,641
17   GABON 50.841 1,252
18   ANGOLA 50.749 5,601
19   TANZANIA 50.736 3,708
20   DJIBOUTI 50.718 2,435
21   CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 50.560 1,739
22   SWAZILAND 50.464 1,279
23   MOZAMBIQUE 50.422 2,208
24   CAMEROON 50.362 3,380
25   GAMBIA 50.350 882
26   COMOROS 50.322 483
27   ZAMBIA 50.143 4,576
28   SENEGAL 49.856 4,240
29   CÔTE D'IVOIRE 49.280 3,489
30   GUINEA BISSAU 48.978 1,457
31   SIERRA LEONE 48.909 3,061
32   LIBERIA 48.906 3,378
33   SOUTH AFRICA 48.711 73,275
34   ALGERIA 48.294 11,412
35   BURUNDI 47.990 1,601
36   EQUATORIAL GUINEA 47.835 1,408
37   LIBYA 47.387 12,749
38   MORROCO 47.344 9,527
39   ERITREA 47.148 2,293
40   UGANDA 46.670 6,353
41   MAURITANIA 46.420 4,583
42   NIGER 45.995 3,535
43   KENYA 45.355 20,831
44   CHAD 44.384 8,971
45   ETHIOPIA 44.204 11,489
46   EGYPT 42.477 70,677
47   CONGO (KINSHASA) 40.381 7,207
48   CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) 39.556 15,394
49   NIGERIA 35.775 19,568
40   RWANDA 31.962 15,651
50   SUDAN 28.994 35,533
51   ZIMBABWE 28.202 64,709
52   SOMALIA 17.138 37,154

Asia
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   SINGAPORE 86.084 87,954
2   HONG KONG 75.482 90,107
3   MALAYSIA 71.003 100,145
4   TAIWAN 62.521 3,161
5   SOUTH KOREA 58.700 93,311
6   CHINA 56.645 616,935
7   MACAU 56.247 5,874
8   BHUTAN 54.387 3,870
9   BRUNEI 53.401 1,569
10   MALDIVES 52.861 1,595
11   LAOS 52.382 3,689
12   JAPAN 51.582 200,131
13   EAST TIMOR 50.887 1,819
14   MONGOLIA 50.533 4,309
15   NEPAL 44.811 16,353
16   VIETNAM 43.402 30,768
17   NORTH KOREA 43.324 46.836
18   INDONESIA 42.985 91,448
19   MYANMAR (BURMA) 40.047 45,871
20   PHILIPPINES 39.866 34,209
21   CAMBODIA 37.814 16,956
22   BANGLADESH 36.364 22,517
23   INDIA 35.553 426,737
24   THAILAND 32.039 103,019
25   SRI LANKA 31.895 22,160
26   PAKISTAN 13.697 144,225
27   AFGHANISTAN 9.767 119,469

Central Asia
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KAZAKHSTAN

56.648

8,275
2   UZBEKISTAN 53.237 4,721
3   TURKMENISTAN 52.918 3,195
4   TAJIKISTAN 51.634 3,161
5   KYRGYZSTAN 50.265 2,805

Europe
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   ITALY 62.863 129,007
2   UNITED KINGDOM 61.758 896,830
3   POLAND 60.852 37,437
4   PORTUGAL 60.642 26,193
5   FRANCE 60.249 290,445
6   SWEDEN 59.709 25,984
7   NORWAY 59.613 17,015
8   IRELAND 59.349 91,655
9   NETHERLANDS 59.270 48,342
10   MONACO 59.287 4,898
11   FINLAND 58.246 13,392
12   CZECH REPUBLIC 57.949 23,521
13   GREECE 57.747 45,293
14   DENMARK 57.647 23,990
15   SPAIN 57.130 138,229
16   SWITZERLAND 56.758 53,178
17   KOSOVO 56.552 9,995
18   MONTENEGRO 56.312 3,047
19   HUNGARY 54.916 11,087
20   VATICAN CITY 54.851 7,440
21   CYPRUS 54.812 8,393
22   ROMANIA 54.657 13,209
23   UKRAINE 54.037 32,305
24   LUXEMBOURG 54.005 4,439
25   AUSTRIA 53.966 30,775
26   GERMANY 53.609 167,031
27   SLOVENIA 53.287 5,523
28   SLOVAKIA 53.113 6,245
29   ALBANIA 51.902 3,183
30   MOLDOVA 51.838 1,631
31   SAN MARINO 51.548 488
32   MALTA 51.175 2,130
33   ANDORRA 51.130 1,588
34   LIECHTENSTEIN 51.063 1,162
35   BELGIUM 51.023 37,329
36   LATVIA 50.174 4,648
37   MACEDONIA (F.Y.R.O.M.) 50.156 5,033
38   LITHUANIA 49.981 7,354
39   CROATIA 49.741 16,700
40   ESTONIA 49.587 4,118
41   ICELAND 48.760 14,922
42   BULGARIA 48.143 7,546
43   BELARUS 47.642 7,374
44   SERBIA 42.487 36,283
45   RUSSIA 36.901 281,701
46   BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 32.501 12,747

Middle East and North Africa
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 67.445 40,774
2   QATAR 67.008 22,652
3   KUWAIT 55.341 12,927
4   JORDAN 55.268 23,814
5   OMAN 54.754 3,633
6   TUNISIA 53.099 4,929
7   BAHRAIN 52.065 5,185
8   SAUDI ARABIA 49.427 41,673
9   ALGERIA 48.294 11,412
10   LYBIA 47.387 12,749
11   MOROCCO 47.344 9,527
12   TURKEY 45.938 47,756
13   SYRIA 45.817 52,479
14   EGYPT 42.477 70,677
15   LEBANON 38.438 98,252
16   ISRAEL 34.186 210,102
17   YEMEN 26.856 18,251
18   IRAN 26.288 129,677
19   PALESTINE (GAZA, WEST BANK) 25.986 121,066
20   IRAQ 24.786 224,249

Oceania
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   AUSTRALIA 69.269 319,420
2   NEW ZEALAND 60.393 72,008
3   FIJI 54.552 23,218
4   SAMOA 52.465 2,523
5   TONGA 51.952 2,278
6   MICRONESIA 51.899 78
7   SOLOMON ISLANDS 51.674 624
8   PALAU 51.476 146
9   VANUATU 51.335 1,019
10   TUVALU 51.304 272
11   MARSHALL ISLANDS 51.210 145
12   NAURU 50.994 150
13   PAPUA NE GUINEA 50.949 2,335
14   KIRIBATI 50.801 255

Caribbean
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   JAMAICA 58.124 9,175
2   GRENADA 53.809 1,427
3   TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 53.332 3,547
4   DOMINICA 53.059 1,613
5   BARBADOS 52.672 1,582
6   ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 51.998 1,655
7   SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 51.961 336
8   SAINT LUCIA 51.661 372
9   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 49.653 1,613
10   THE BAHAMAS 49.486 3,128
11   HAITI 42.587 5,360
12   CUBA 31.573 36,861

Commonwealth of Independent States
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KAZAKHSTAN 56.648 8,275
2   UKRAINE 54.037 32,305
3   AZERBAIJAN 53.956 6,110
4   UZBEKISTAN 53,237 4,721
5   TURKMENISTAN 52.918 3,195
6   ARMENIA 52.153 6,919
7   TAJIKISTAN 51.634 3,161
8   KYRGYZSTAN 50.265 2,805
9   BELARUS 47.642 7,374
10   RUSSIA 36.901 281,701
11   GEORGIA 29.054 103,404


RANKED BY REGION FOR 2011, 2010, 2009


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