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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 73.052

351,053

2   UNITED STATES 54.108 4,180,999
3   MEXICO 20.753 113,676

Central America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   COSTA RICA 56.530 3,623
2   BELIZE 49.710 971
3   NICARAGUA 47.092 2,244
4   HONDURAS 46.237 5,055
5   EL SALVADOR 44.634 3,867
6   PANAMA 39.556 6,982
7   GUATEMALA 38.733 4,817

South America
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   BRAZIL 65.717 105,823
2   URUGUAY 60.772 12,335
3   ARGENTINA 59.595 37,573
4   PARAGUAY 54.988 7,094
5   GUYANA 54.869 4,889
6   FRENCH GUIANA 53.545 1,962
7   BOLIVIA 51.017 6,708
8   SURINAME 50.710 287
9   CHILE 48.060 29,605
10   ECUADOR 44.568 7,786
11   PERU 44.379 13,523
12   VENEZUELA 42.141 18,819
13   COLOMBIA 40.300 20,001

Africa
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   SOUTH AFRICA 68.337 155,799
2   MAURITIUS 59.554 2,318
3   GUINEA 55.302 6,242
4   MOROCCO 55.151 11,453
5   BOTSWANA 54.726 1,630
6   SENEGAL 53.958 3,621
7   ZIMBABWE 53.717 13,400
8   CAMEROON 52.764 6,401
9   TUNISIA 52.403 3,265
10   GABON 52.253 1,216
11   LESOTHO 51.916 561
12   BURKINA FASO 51.663 1,387
13   SWAZILAND 51.344 670
14   ZAMBIA 51.299 2,915
15   ETHIOPIA 51.039 8,704
16   NAMIBIA 50.994 2,027
17   MADAGASCAR 50.895 1,722
18   SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE 50.580 110
19   EQUATORIAL GUINEA 50.468 542
20   MOZAMBIQUE 50.438 2,837
21   CAPE VERDE 50.419 705
22   DJIBOUTI 50.318 380
23   GAMBIA 50.307 437
24   BENIN 50.218 1,112
25   GUINEA BISSAU 50.111 411
26   COMOROS 50.003 173
27   SEYCHELLES 49.766 1,096
28   MALAWI 49.739 2,732
29   WESTERN SAHARA 49.632 559
30   BURUNDI 49.340 1,091
31   KENYA 49.011 16,253
32   SIERRA LEONE 48.517 7,299
33   CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC 47.871 2,054
34   ERITREA 47.865 980
35   TANZANIA 47.713 4,286
36   EGYPT 47.220 61,807
37   CHAD 46.639 7,630
38   MAURITANIA 46.620 1,652
39   CÔTE D'IVOIRE 46.287 10,840
40   LIBERIA 46.268 3,175
41   GHANA 45.689 35,861
42   MALI 45.609 4,356
43   LIBYA 44.903 12,578
44   CONGO (KINSHASA) 44.831 2,616
45   NIGER 43.350 4,517
46   ALGERIA 42.889 13,746
47   ANGOLA 42.367 7,695
48   TOGO 39.573 3,962
49   UGANDA 38.550 10,398
50   CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) 37.073 7,925
51   SUDAN 34.309 24,953
52   RWANDA 33.324 10,106
53   NIGERIA 32.793 29,663
54   SOMALIA 21.239 21,054

Asia
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   SINGAPORE 100.852 126,237
2   MALAYSIA 79.527 121,652
3   HONG KONG 64.684 58,483
4   JAPAN 59.460 337,565
5   TAIWAN 59.298 36,502
6   CHINA 59.033 696,040
7   SOUTH KOREA 57.597 229,141
8   BHUTAN 57.534 2,181
9   LAOS 57.473 5,387
10   MONGOLIA 57.041 4,092
11   INDIA 56.627 922,659
12   BRUNEI 56.455 2,039
13   PHILIPPINES 54.145 95,422
14   MALDIVES 53.957 1,917
15   NEPAL 53.666 26,622
16   MACAU 53.491 2,755
17   EAST TIMOR 52.117 1,041
18   INDONESIA 49.405 146,911
19   VIETNAM 47.670 34,200
20   BANGLADESH 47.422 28,788
21   CAMBODIA 46.074 16,546
22   SRI LANKA 44.033 27,338
23   MYANMAR (BURMA) 42.997 42,104
24   THAILAND 42.291 152,210
25   NORTH KOREA 22.183 85,699
26   AFGHANISTAN 19.416 246,460
27   PAKISTAN 15.960 219,871

Central Asia
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KAZAKHSTAN

66.948

11,134
2   TURKMENISTAN 51.654 1,181
3   TAJIKISTAN 43.546 2,427
4   KYRGYZSTAN 33.082 17,196
5   UZBEKISTAN 32.583 9,673

Europe
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   CZECH REPUBLIC 68.820 41,518
2   ITALY 68.497 213,369
3   NORWAY 68.391 30,281
4   FINLAND 66.485 20,702
5   MONACO 65.238 6,594
6   SPAIN 63.243 263,194
7   UNITED KINGDOM 63.235 1,825,567
8   FRANCE 62.080 384,341
9   IRELAND 61.173 290,978
10   NETHERLANDS 60.777 86,887
11   SLOVENIA 59.900 8,815
12   AUSTRIA 59.576 28,100
13   SWITZERLAND 58.317 92,781
14   LUXEMBOURG 56.832 4,648
15   KOSOVO 56.377 5,450
16   GERMANY 55.877 309,347
17   ESTONIA 55.874 5,794
18   DENMARK 55.046 38,721
19   SLOVAKIA 54.620 13,643
20   CROATIA 53.391 9,923
21   BELGIUM 53.265 50,060
22   MALTA 52.504 4,084
23   LEICHTENSTEIN 52.147 1,195
24   MONTENEGRO 52.024 2,652
25   ANDORRA 51.847 5,972
26   MOLDOVA 51.844 1,822
27   MACEDONIA (F.Y.R.O.M.) 51.734 1,660
28   SAN MARINO 50.538 489
29   LATVIA 49.435 5,547
30   LITHUANIA 49.269 5,449
31   UKRAINE 48.962 26,473
32   BULGARIA 48.882 8,143
33   ALBANIA 48.798 2,674
34   HUNGARY 47.933 22,242
35   CYPRUS 46.745 8,940
36   SWEDEN 46.306 53,400
37   BELARUS 45.598 9,653
38   SERBIA 44.211 26,397
39   ROMANIA 43.433 13,781
40   RUSSIA 40.279 297,054
41   PORTUGAL 39.891 54,120
42   VATICAN CITY 38.569 18,900
43   POLAND 37.402 48,854
44   BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA 36.333 9,351
45   ICELAND 32.221 19,902
46   GREECE 27.979 146,075

Middle East and North Africa
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KUWAIT 75.558 25,254
2   QATAR 74.881 19,732
3   OMAN 59.849 5,065
4   BAHRAIN 59.507 7,034
5   MOROCCO 55.151 11,453
6   JORDAN 55.139 15,865
7   TUNISIA 52.403 3,265
8   SAUDI ARABIA 50.285 39,405
9   UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 49.959 54,345
10   TURKEY 47.583 90,337
11   EGYPT 47.220 61,807
12   SYRIA 46.736 27,008
13   LIBYA 44.903 12,578
14   ALGERIA 42.889 13,746
15   ISRAEL 39.024 388,103
16   PALESTINE 36.644 155,168
17   LEBANON 33.878 37,461
18   IRAN 26.899 208,113
19   YEMEN 17.607 33,871
20   IRAQ 13.579 133,752

Oceania
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   NEW ZEALAND 68.128 269,207
2   AUSTRALIA 67.240 779,470
3   SAMOA 56.800 4,759
4   PALAU 51.843 457
5   COOK ISLANDS 51.375 605
6   TOKELAU 51.295 189
7   KIRIBATI 51.218 542
8   PAPUA NEW GUINEA 51.157 3,823
9   NIUE 50.956 208
10   NAURU 50.786 929
11   FED. STATES OF MICRONESIA 50.472 241
12   TUVALU 50.471 307
13   MARSHALL ISLANDS 50.075 395
14   TONGA 49.722 3,501
15   VANUATU 49.136 2,026
16   SOLOMON ISLANDS 49.047 1,338
17   FIJI 48.717 26,952

Caribbean
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   BARBADOS 56.103 2,617
2   TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 53.485 2,513
3   SAINT LUCIA 53.230 1,234
4   GRENADA 53.167 1,706
5   BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS 52.271 1,889
6   SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS 51.441 767
7   DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 51.352 6,179
8   ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 51.092 1,095
9   CAYMAN ISLANDS 51.073 1,464
10   DOMINICA 50.794 229
11   ARUBA 49.918 653
12   THE BAHAMAS 48.698 3,601
13   JAMAICA 48.537 14,509
14   BERMUDA 46.765 2,137
15   HAITI 40.215 74,917
16   CUBA 34.871 32,364

Commonwealth of Independent States
Rank Country Score Mentions
1   KAZAKHSTAN 66.948 11,134
2   AZERBAIJAN 52.193 3,574
3   MOLDOVA 51.844 1,822
4   TURKMENISTAN 51.654 1,181
5   UKRAINE 48.962 26,473
6   GEORGIA 48.019 24,099
7   BELARUS 45.598 9,653
8   ARMENIA 44.155 6,495
9   TAJIKISTAN 43.546 2,427
10   RUSSIA 40.279 297,054
11   KYRGYZSTAN 33.082 17,196
12   RUZBEKISTAN 32.583 9,673


RANKED BY REGION FOR 2011, 2009, 2008


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