We have our number one here, and it happens to be Vietnam. It turns out this southeast Asian nation loves The United States the very most out of everyone. With a favorability rating of 84%, Vietnam is supposedly in a “new phase ” of a strategic and economic relationship with America.
Despite their painful history, today’s Vietamenese media holds the United States in high regard.
A 72% disapproval rating is pretty bad, but the number of people who think well of the United States has actually improved among Palestinians. Back in 2013, it was up at eighty percent, the worst rating at the time.
The biggest problem here is that the United States continues to support Israel and favors a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Relations are not likely to improve quickly, thanks to the long and sordid history of the relationship.
According to the U.S. State Department, Pakistan has received well over four billion dollars in civilian assistance from the U.S. between the years of 2009 and 2013. They've also received about thirteen billion in military aid over the past thirteen years. So why the bad blood?
Thanks to harboring Osama Bin Laden, the U.S. has focused a lot of its military presence on the country, leading to more disapproval. The Pakistani disapproval of U.S. leadership is one of the lowest at 65%.
Some nations just adore The United States. With an 81% favorability rating, Israel is number two in the list of countries that love America. That's some solid love right there!
The countries share a lot of common interests. American pop culture, music, and entertainment are soaked up by Israelis, making them big admirers of the American way of life.
The Philippines falls at number 3 in the top 10 countries that love America, giving them a 78% favorability rating. While there have been some issues in the past, the resilience in the relationship is strong and has always bounced back after rockier periods.
That's a comforting piece of information. Let's hope it stays like that down the line.