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Which Countries Do Americans Love and Hate Most?

Published On 03/26/2015 Published On 03/26/2015
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Foreigners like to make fun of America as a nation made up of “Spring Break woo woo girls” and “beered-up jocks.” But what do we make of other countries? There are clear favorites -- and whatever the opposite of that is, too.

Turns out, America has the most international love for… Canada.

Yep, despite all the jokes we make aboot our northern neighbors, 92% of respondents to Gallup's World Affairs Survey said the land of Celine Dion and Igloos was their favorite country. The United Kingdom comes in next, with 90% of respondents bonkers for sexy British accents and full English breakfasts. Next up, France got the third-most amour; 82% of Americans have fallen under the spell of the cheese-eating country’s je ne sais quois.

While Americans remain on the fence about the ever-weird China (44%) and taboo Cuba (46%) -- though, like laws on traveling there, that’ll probably change soon -- Americans show the most disdain for North Korea, with a staggering 87% saying they're not feeling Kim Jong-un’s new hairdo or despot tactics. Iran is the second-worst (with 84% of the vote), followed by Afghanistan and Syria, tied for third-worst, with 80% of unfavorable results.

Before you move “abroad” to discover how the locals live in Toronto, check out the full results below...

Most favorable:
7. Israel - 70%
6. India - 71%
5. Japan - 80%
4. Germany - 81%
3. France - 82%
2. UK - 90%
1. Canada - 92%

Favorable:
4. Egypt - 49%
3. Ukraine - 52%
2. Mexico - 55%
1. Jordan - 57%

Mixed:
3. Cuba - 46%
2. China - 44%
1. Saudi Arabia - 28%

Very unfavorable:
8. Russia - 24%
7. The Palestinian Authority - 17%
6. Pakistan - 15%
5. Iraq - 11%
3. Syria - 14%
3. Afghanistan - 14%
2. Iran - 11%
1. North Korea - 9%

Head here for more information about the results.

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