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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 63.916

353,871

2   UNITED STATES 54.480 3,472,147
3   MEXICO 18.761 84,233

Central America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   COSTA RICA 52.802 5,039
2   BELIZE 50.981 607
3   GUATEMALA 49.980 2,676
4   EL SALVADOR 49.235 4,925
5   NICARAGUA 48.800 3,875
6   PANAMA 45.832 6,818
7   HONDURAS 42.990 18,507

South America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   BRAZIL 58.629 88,212
2   CHILE 52.444 16,655
3   GUYANA 52.418 5,065
4   ARGENTINA 51.631 23,170
5   FRENCH GUIANA 51.351 1,356
6   URUGUAY 51.320 3,983
7   PARAGUAY 51.249 2,213
8   SURINAME 50.893 278
9   BOLIVIA 49.059 9,340
10   ECUADOR 48.444 7,333
11   VENEZUELA 47.306 19,595
12   PERU 47.221 10,755
13   COLOMBIA 42.260 15,676

Africa
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   GHANA 66.660 28,712
2   SOUTH AFRICA 65.810 106,668
3   MAURITIUS 54.436 2,418
4   MOZAMBIQUE 52.640 3,282
5   BURKINA FASO 52.271 1,469
6   BOTSWANA 52.201 2,647
7   MALAWI 52.029 3,333
8   EGYPT 51.998 70,926
9   NAMIBIA 51.985 2,591
10   TUNISIA 51.730 3,533
11   ANGOLA 51.705 5,516
12   MOROCCO 51.626 11,534
13   BENIN 51.615 1,092
14   CAMEROON 51.259 3,361
15   CAPE VERDE 51.019 908
16   TOGO 51.016 1,410
17   ZAMBIA 50.943 2,803
18   LESOTHO 50.901 1,582
19   SENEGAL 50.824 4,933
20   WESTERN SAHARA 50.788 527
21   SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 50.769 192
22   SWAZILAND 50.748 766
23   DJIBOUTI 50.672 1,001
24   MALI 50.243 4,251
25   EQUATORIAL GUINEA 50.099 745
26   GAMBIA 50.062 892
27   GABON 49.857 4,559
28   SEYCHELLES 49.707 1,139
29   CÔTE D'IVOIRE 49.676 3,728
30   CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 49.628 2,270
31   TANZANIA 49.557 3,419
32   BURUNDI 49.493 1,538
33   ZIMBABWE 49.292 20,822
34   GUINEA BISSAU 49.094 1,584
35   SIERRA LEONE 48.984 6,254
36   ETHIOPIA 48.958 8,316
37   ERITREA 48.889 1,839
38   MAURITANIA 48.812 2,343
39   COMOROS 48.593 2,197
40   LIBERIA 48.549 3,245
41   GUINEA 48.350 7,069
42   UGANDA 47.635 6,509
43   MADAGASCAR 47.091 6,296
44   ALGERIA 46.935 9,350
45   NIGER 46.514 5,280
46   CONGO (KINSHASA) 46.082 4,397
47   LIBYA 45.991 17,927
48   CHAD 45.175 9,406
49   CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) 44.305 8,616
50   KENYA 42.303 19,828
51   NIGERIA 38.192 21,307
52   RWANDA 37.135 11,789
53   SUDAN 28.789 35,198
54   SOMALIA 24.287 29,755

Asia
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   SINGAPORE 95.465 133,782
2   SOUTH KOREA 78.077 180,754
3   HONG KONG 71.619 89,487
4   MALAYSIA 64.833 101,757
5   JAPAN 60.431 245,412
6   THAILAND 57.462 136,794
7   TAIWAN 57.097 42,445
8   INDIA 56.947 777,994
9   CHINA 56.893 570,410
10   MACAU 54.105 8,372
11   BHUTAN 53.426 5,202
12   MONGOLIA 53.057 3,534
13   BRUNEI 52.753 1,997
14   INDONESIA 52.410 216,298
15   LAOS 52.341 7,431
16   MALDIVES 51.228 1,595
17   EAST TIMOR 51.062 843
18   NEPAL 50.591 16,736
19   VIETNAM 44.058 30,510
20   BANGLADESH 42.055 21,393
21   PHILIPPINES 40.933 82,040
22   MYANMAR (BURMA) 38.546 47,136
23   CAMBODIA 36.633 19,160
24   SRI LANKA 34.629 45,550
25   NORTH KOREA 33.263 73,322
26   AFGHANISTAN 11.824 192,553
27   PAKISTAN 4.783 190,730

Central Asia
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KAZAKHSTAN

56.149

10,024
2   KYRGYZSTAN 50.886 4,786
3   TURKMENISTAN 49.668 2,857
4   UZBEKISTAN 49.655 5,185
5   TAJIKISTAN 49.403 2,837

Europe
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   IRELAND 74.312 264,030
2   UNITED KINGDOM 64.820 1,297,577
3   ITALY 63.648 181,634
4   DENMARK 61.682 42,331
5   FRANCE 60.558 416,462
6   SWEDEN 60.003 40,301
7   NORWAY 58.680 23,503
8   PORTUGAL 58.505 29,380
9   FINLAND 57.722 13,876
10   SPAIN 56.712 190,735
11   NETHERLANDS 55.903 58,248
12   MONACO 55.182 5,434
13   BELGIUM 54.995 44,230
14   CZECH REPUBLIC 54.131 32,549
15   AUSTRIA 53.567 29,965
16   SLOVENIA 52.707 4,537
17   MACEDONIA (F.Y.R.O.M.) 52.285 3,535
18   MONTENEGRO 52.261 1,957
19   LUXEMBOURG 52.228 4,511
20   VATICAN CITY 52.166 10,612
21   GERMANY 51.959 237,356
22   SWITZERLAND 51.949 83,356
23   LIECHTENSTEIN 51.593 1,821
24   KOSOVO 51.368 6,318
25   BELARUS 51.217 7,038
26   SLOVAKIA 51.003 6,557
27   SAN MARINO 50.877 655
28   ANDORRA 50.688 4,630
29   MALTA 50.502 2,773
30   CYPRUS 50.084 7,240
31   ESTONIA 49.178 4,029
32   CROATIA 48.984 12,758
33   BULGARIA 48.944 8,205
34   LITHUANIA 48.840 6,040
35   MOLDOVA 48.468 4,536
36   HUNGARY 48.422 15,722
37   POLAND 48.219 39,556
38   ALBANIA 48.081 4,788
39   ROMANIA 47.876 12,140
40   ICELAND 46.964 12,243
41   LATVIA 46.607 7,237
42   GREECE 44.774 40,571
43   UKRAINE 42.659 31,221
44   BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 40.820 9,741
45   SERBIA 40.759 22,785
46   RUSSIA 36.190 243,227

Middle East and North Africa
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   QATAR 61.395 15,213
2   UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 56.061 52.933
3   JORDAN 55.880 25,507
4   BAHRAIN 54.557 6,043
5   KUWAIT 54.419 16,902
6   OMAN 53.556 3,134
7   EGYPT 51.998 70,926
8   TUNISIA 51.730 3,533
9   MOROCCO 51.626 11,534
10   SYRIA 48.951 29,095
11   TURKEY 48.935 59,096
12   SAUDI ARABIA 48.058 33,795
13   ALGERIA 46.935 9,350
14   LIBYA 45.991 17,927
15   LEBANON 43.517 53,431
16   YEMEN 30.415 17,276
17   ISRAEL 30.411 337,460
18   IRAN 24.601 215,428
19   PALESTINE 22.087 159,585
20   IRAQ 5.607 154,576

Oceania
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   NEW ZEALAND 79.151 197,893
2   FIJI 61.864 45,014
3   AUSTRALIA 59.820 233,811
4   PALAU 51.968 1,354
5   COOK ISLANDS 51.675 547
6   VANUATU 51.093 1,650
7   FED. STATES OF MICRONESIA 50.970 133
8   NIUE 50.966 265
9   NAURU 50.918 186
10   TOKELAU 50.858 39
11   MARSHALL ISLANDS 50.654 280
12   SOLOMON ISLANDS 50.583 724
13   KIRIBATI 50.555 326
14   TUVALU 50.381 522
15   PAPUA NEW GUINEA 50.252 2,288
16   TONGA 49.823 3,218
17   SAMOA 48.421 6,013

Caribbean
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   JAMAICA 54.886 10,777
2   TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 52.655 4,694
3   BARBADOS 51.735 1,839
4   BERMUDA 51.687 2,330
5   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 51.632 3,623
6   SAINT LUCIA 51.615 818
7   SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 51.580 677
8   ARUBA 51.273 350
9   DOMINICA 51.095 259
10   HAITI 51.082 3,425
11   CAYMAN ISLANDS 50.946 1,470
12   THE BAHAMAS 50.910 4,015
13   BRITISH ISLANDS 50.849 734
14   GRENADA 50.828 1,204
15   ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 50.550 2,704
16   CUBA 32.028 45,739

Commonwealth of Independent States
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KAZAKHSTAN 56.149 10,024
2   BELARUS 51.217 7,038
3   KYRGYZSTAN 50.886 4,786
4   AZERBAIJAN 50.870 4,960
5   TURKMENISTAN 49.668 2,857
6   UZBEKISTAN 49.655 5,185
7   TAJIKISTAN 49.403 2,837
8   MOLDOVA 48.468 4,434
9   ARMENIA 48.361 9,829
10   UKRAINE 42.659 31,221
11   GEORGIA 36.209 36,512
12   RUSSIA 36.190 243,227


RANKED BY REGION FOR 2011, 2010, 2008


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