Evaluation of the influence of selected countries 2013

The survey focuses on assessing the influence of selected countries in the world in 2013. In 2013, 59 percent of respondents had the opinion that Germany had a positive influence in the world.

Do you think the following countries have a positive or negative influence on the world?

Mainly positiveMainly negative
United Kingdom55%18%
United States45%34%
South Korea36%31%
South Africa35%30%
North Korea19%54%
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Release date

May 2013



Survey time period

December 10, 2012 to April 9, 2013

Number of respondents

26,299 respondents

Special properties

Citizens across 25 countries

Method of interview

Face-to-face interviews, telephone interviews

Supplementary notes

Average ratings exclude the target country's rating of itself, meaning some of the averages are based on 21 and not 22 countries.
In total 26,299 citizens in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States were interviewed.
Countries were rated by half samples in all countries except for Egypt, India, Japan, and Poland.
The question was asked in the following wording: "Please tell me if you think the following countries have a mostly positive or mostly negative influence in the world."
Missing percentage points out of 100 percent include the following responses: "Depends", "Neither/neutral", "Don't know/no answer".

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