Placing in the top 10 countries to have the most positive opinions towards the United States, France is currently one of the most americanophile countries in the world.
According to a study by the Pew Research Center published on July 15th, a survey found that 75% of French people have a “favorable” or “very favorable” opinion of the United States, which ranks France as the 10th most pro-American country in the world.
France’s results are higher than in 2013 (when 64% reported positive opinions of the US), they’ve taken an even bigger leap from the years 2003-2008. Following the war in Iraq, the tally of French people’s positive opinions towards Americans plunged to 37% in 2004, and hardly passed 43% until 2008.
According to this study, the most pro-American country in the world in the spring of 2014 is the Philippines, where 92% of survey participants reported having a good opinion of the United States. In Europe, only Italy exceeds France in its admiration (the survey found 78% from the peninsula had positive opinions of the US).
But not everyone’s too happy with the United States right now–at the very bottom of the rankings are Russia, Turkey, Jordan, and Egypt. In this last country, 85% of survey participants have a negative opinion of the United States. In Europe, Germany and Greece also crop up among the top 10 countries that are critical of the United States.
Each year, the Pew Research Center surveys the entire planet on their opinion of the United States.