The World’s Most Reputable Countries, 2015

Which countries have the best reputations? What does that even mean? Reputation Institute, a global private consulting firm based in Boston and Copenhagen, has just released its sixth annual “Country RepTrak” of what it calls “The World’s Most Reputable Countries,” a tool the firm uses to help it advise countries on how to bolster their reputations around the globe. It also counsels companies that want to know how their country of origin influences their reputation overseas, and companies interested in doing businesses abroad.

The list ranks the 55 countries with the highest GDPs. In the No. 1 slot this year: Canada, which has been the winner four out of six times. The other two years, in 2014 and 2010, it was No. 2. This year Norway moved up to second place from sixth in 2014 and Sweden is third, as it was last year. The Scandinavian countries and Finland have ranked in the top 10 all six years, as have Switzerland, Australia and the Netherlands. The U.S. is down in 22nd place, behind Thailand and just above Poland (more on the U.S. below).

To compile its data, RI ran online surveys of 48,000 consumers in G8 countries from February through April of this year. To flesh out the data, it interviewed 30,000 additional people in the 12 non-G8 countries with the biggest economies, including China, India and Brazil.

Sable bitumineux, retraits de conventions internationales de l’ONU, rejet du protocole de Kyoto, support inconditionnel à Israël, restructuration de l’aide étrangère, guerre contre les syndicats… À lire nos bons chroniqueurs québécois, le Canada de Stephen Harper serait devenu la lie de l’humanité, un pays infréquentable, universellement détesté et une source inépuisable de honte pour ses citoyens…

Bref, encore une fois, nos bons chroniqueurs gauchistes se sont couverts de ridicule…