London: According to a poll conducted for BBC World Service, Iran, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel are the most negatively rated countries in the world. About 24,090 people worldwide participated in the survey.
Citizens from 22 countries were interviewed face-to-face or by telephone between December 6, 2011 and February 17, 2012. Polling was conducted by the international polling firm GlobeScan and its research partners in each country, together with the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland.
Iran topped the list with 55 per cent of the respondents rating it as the world's most negative country. Pakistan was placed second in the list with 51 per cent votes. According to the poll results, Pakistan is the only country which rated its own influence as negative.
The survey result revealed that a negative view about Pakistan is more prevalent among the Western countries. Around 75 per cent Americans, 69 per cent Canadians and 72 per cent Australians said Pakistan's influence in the world is mainly negative. The pattern of negative perception was similar in the European countries. The view of Pakistan by India was negative as well. ...more
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