Germanys' influence in the world - a pollEnlarge image Berlin - popular among foreign visitors (© picture-alliance/Wolfram Steinberg)
Good marks for Germany: according to a survey conducted by the British broadcaster BBC, Germany’s reputation around the world is second to none. Over 26,000 people took part in the poll. They were asked to rate 16 countries and the European Union and say whether their influence was “mainly positive” or “mainly negative”. Some 59% viewed Germany’s influence as mainly positive. Canada and Britain took second and third place.
Randomly selected people in 25 countries took part in the survey, which was conducted for the BBC by GlobeScan and Pipa. Germany received a top rating in every country except Greece, where its influence was generally viewed as mainly negative.
The lowest ratings went to North Korea, Pakistan and – in bottom place – Iran.
Check the BBCs webpage for further information
For an analysis of the poll checkthe GlobeScan webpage