Skip to comments.Germany Is The 'Most Popular Country in the World' (BBC Polling)
Posted on 05/23/2013 2:42:13 PM PDT by drewh
Europe's largest economy, Germany, which has been criticized for not doing enough to help struggling euro zone countries, has topped a poll as the world's most popular country.
The survey, carried out for the BBC, polled 26,000 people in 25 countries and asked them to rate 16 countries and the European Union as a whole on whether their influence on the world was mainly positive or negative.
Germany came out on top, with 59 percent of survey participants giving it a positive rating. The country moved up three percentage points from its 2012 position. It displaced Japan, which saw its positive rating fall from 58 percent last year to 51 percent, going from first to fourth place.
The most negatively perceived country was Iran, with only 15 percent of respondents giving it a positive rating. Pakistan and North Korea also received low ratings.
Germany's increased popularity was helped by positive reviews from people in Spain, France, Ghana and Australia.
Alastair Newton, political analyst at Japanese investment bank Nomura, said Germany's popularity in the survey is not surprising given the alternative choices.
"There are lots of reasons why Germany is admired," Newton said. "It is a large and important world economy, a world-class manufacturer and has a chancellor who demonstrates genuine leadership. The question also is, where else would it be? It is hardly likely to be the U.S., given their attitude to the Middle East, or China given Western and Japanese concerns on the country," he added.
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Hardly the most popular country in the whole world.
“polled 26,000 people in 25 countries and asked them to rate 16 countries and the European Union”
That’s a pathetic sample for a world survey, typical of the BBC.
Also, how is Germany the “most popular country in the world” when the only choices were the 16 Soviet republics of the EUSSR? I know they think the universe revolves around them, but...
I predict if the survey included ALL countries, the result would be Barbados or something similar.
I don’t see Yemen getting a single vote in a real survey, even from its own people.
They seem to have come a long way since 1946.
And, likewise, the US - still the greatest democracy in the entire history of the world - has fallen a long way since 1946.
I’d be interested to hear an explanation.
Let’s do it !!
“We taught them a lesson in 1918 and they’ve hardly troubled us since then.”
Of COURSE it is:
In the sand-blown Turd World only RICH muzzies can afford multiple wives. But in GERMANY you officially marry ONE, and then send each of the next three to the local ward office.
There, peering out from her BEE-KEEPER GARB and baby bump, she spins ridiculous story about ONE NIGHT LOVE at the local disco, and the multiKulty idiots who work there won’t let out one peep.
FRITZ CAN PAY..!!
Did she get married at the Mosque? Why yes, and it’s quite the grand affair, too, but there is NO NEED AT ALL to register marriages at mosques in Germany, so as far as the taxpayers are concerned she REALLY IS “single”.
It’s a total scam, and literally on the national scale.
Hey, a feller who opens his wallet and lets other people take money out of it is bound to be pretty popular.
LOL. Next time they invade their neighbors and set up extermination camps, they will be welcomed with open arms and flowers.
Deutschland Uber Alles!
Jew haters if fits Nazi’s RULE.
it fits, that is
But..But...Obama changed all that ....the world hated Bush not US!!!!!
Thatz plumb stoopit.
More peope in shear nimbers and as a percentage of expatriates come to Amerika ©
In spite of all the horrible things Germany did in the war, they don't have the kind of troubled colonial past as other countries -- at least not outside Europe and not within living memory -- so countries outside Europe might think quite well of them.
“....they will be welcomed with open arms and flowers.”
The Nazis were initially welcomed in the Ukraine in WWII but, stupidly, they showed their ingratitude.
Had the Nazis incorporated the Ukraine in a more honorable way, the two nations would have conquered Russia and the people in Europe would all be speaking German.
So, was the USA not included in the survey? The article does not make that clear - crappy journalism, for an article appearing in a USA news agency.
Frum Wurst to First!!!! Ja!
Oh, they would have incorporated Ukraine, all right...by using it’s occupants as fertilizer.
“Don’t Mention the War.”
Maybe Germany is the nation that Obama is thinking of when he claims it is a fallacy that America is the best nation on Earth.
That or Saudi Arabia.
Make people decline adjectives and nouns in English like they do in German...that will keep them out of the US!
Morgen die ganze Welt
Hitler wanted to colonize the fertile grain-producing areas of Eastern Europe with Germans. That would be at the expense of Poles and Ukrainians.
That some Ukrainians initially welcomed the Germans was because of how badly they had been treated by Stalin (upwards of 3 million killed by starvation thanks to his policies in the 1930s), and perhaps ignorance of what the Nazi ideology was. It might have made sense for Hitler to treat the captive nations of the USSR well, but it would have gone contrary to his ideology. From a practical perspective, the Holocaust itself was stupid--killing healthy productive people for no reason beyond an obsession in Hitler's own mind.