The survey asked citizens on their perception of various nations. Two countries the United States was fighting against during WWII marked a rise in Americans' inclination – Japan came in third with 70% finding it favorable, and Germany came in fourth, with 67%.
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Some 61% noted to have liked Israel, and 26% of Americans see the Jewish State unfavorably.
In keeping with US tradition, the survey indicates that Republicans hold a more favorable view of Israel than do Democrats. Some 74% of Republicans see Israel in a positive light, compared to 55% of Democrats.
Though considered the most prominent Arab ally of the US, Saudi Arabia was marked at the bottom of the list, garnering 27% favorable views and 57% unfavorable views.
The complete ranking list named Canada in first place (81% favorable views versus 9% unfavorable); UK second (79% vs. 9%); then Japan (70% vs. 20%); Germany (67% vs. 16%); Brazil (61% vs. 15%); Israel (61% vs. 26%); France (59% vs. 24%); India (46% vs. 33%), Mexico (39% vs. 52%); China (33% vs. 55%); Russia (32% vs. 54%); and Saudi Arabia coming in last (27% vs. 57%).
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