Countries That Love Americans 2020

Just like we have different attitudes towards other countries, other countries have specific feelings about Americans.

If you’re looking for a new vacation destination or looking to travel or study abroad, your best options are likely ones where the residents view Americans favorably. No matter where you travel, it’s important to be respectful of each country’s cultures, traditions, and people.

Global Attitude Towards Americans

According to a report by the Pew Research Center, the share of the global public that has a favorable view of the United States is on the decline. Some countries oppose American-style democracy and President Trump’s leadership and many others oppose the spread of U.S. ideas and culture around the world.

Globally, a median of 49% holds a favorable view of the United States. This is significantly lower than the 64% during the final years of the Obama administration.

Pew Research Center has tracked 37 countries for favorability of the United States. Of these, the favorability of Americans has only increased in Russia, Vietnam, Greece, Nigeria, Jordan, and Hungary. Russia had the largest improvement with an increase of 26 percentage points from 15% to 41%. Favorability in Western Europe and Latin America has taken the hardest hit. Of the ten European Union countries surveyed, only four have positively inclined feelings towards the United States: Poland (73%), Hungary (63%), Italy (61%), and the United Kingdom (50%).

Countries with the Most Favorable Attitudes of Americans

1. Vietnam

Vietnam loves the United States the most. Vietnam has the most favorable view of Americans with a favorability of 84%. Despite the immense damage from the Vietnam War decades ago, both the United States as a whole and Donald Trump remain popular in Vietnam.

2. Israel

Israel’s favorability of the United States is at 81%. While Israel did not like the U.S. in its first few decades, it has since taken a liking to it. Favorability remained at 81% from the end of the Obama presidency to the Trump presidency. This has been especially Israel stands alone in the Middle East in its favorability of the United States, whereas the other Middle Eastern countries surveyed have very low favorability of the United States.

3. Philippines

The Philippines is the third country that loves America the most. About 78% of survey respondents expressed positive attitudes towards the United States. About 57% of respondents reported liking American democratic ideas.

4. South Korea

South Korea has a favorability rating of 75%. South Korea and the United States have been allies for 70 years; however, recent events in North Korea have put a strain on the relationship between South Korea and the U.S.

5. Poland

About 73% of respondents gave the United States a favorable response. This favorability rating is the highest in Europe. Poland’s positive attitudes toward the United States is rooted in President Reagan’s stance against the USSR and America’s help when Poland left the Soviet bloc.

6. Nigeria

Nigeria ranks sixth for the countries that loved the United States the most. About 69% of respondents have favorable opinions of the U.S. Nigeria is the world’s fourth-largest democracy and has obvious signs of American cultural influence, such as its “Nollywood” film industry. Nigeria also imports over $5.5 billion in American goods every year.

7. Hungary

Hungary has a favorability rating of 63%. Hungary is one of the few countries where Trump’s presidency is believed to have the possibility of strengthening the relationship between the United States and Hungary. Favorability from the end of the Obama presidency to the Trump presidency rose by one percentage point from 62% to 63%.

8. Italy

Italy has a favorable view of the United States despite some confusion about Americans, specifically American clothing choices and the foods Americans label as “Italian.” Italy’s favorability rating for the United States is 61%. Since the Obama presidency, favorability fell 11 percentage points from 72% to 61%.

9. Ghana

Ghana has the ninth-highest favorability of America of 59%. Since the end of the Obama presidency, Ghana’s favorability rating has dropped by 30 percentage points from 89% to 59%. This is likely in part because of President Trump’s public comment about African countries that were vile and racist.

10. Tanzania

Tanzania ranks tenth for the countries that love Americans the most. Tanzania’s favorability rating is 57%. Tanzania’s favorability of the United States dropped 21 points from 78% to 57%. Only about 27% of survey respondents in Tanzania think that the spread of American influence and culture is a good thing.

11. Japan

Japan also has a favorability ranking of 57% for Americans. The Japanese are known for being kind and patient towards American visitors and believe that the United States would use military force to aid Japan in conflict with China or North Korea. Japan’s favorability has been declining, however, with a 15-point drop from the Obama presidency to the Trump presidency.

Countries That Love Americans 2020

Rank Country Population 2020
1China1,439,323,776
2India1,380,004,385
3United States331,002,651
4Indonesia273,523,615
5Pakistan220,892,340
6Brazil212,559,417
7Nigeria206,139,589
8Bangladesh164,689,383
9Russia145,934,462
10Mexico128,932,753
11Japan126,476,461
12Ethiopia114,963,588
13Philippines109,581,078
14Egypt102,334,404
15Vietnam97,338,579
16Dr Congo89,561,403
17Turkey84,339,067
18Iran83,992,949
19Germany83,783,942
20Thailand69,799,978
21United Kingdom67,886,011
22France65,273,511
23Italy60,461,826
24Tanzania59,734,218
25South Africa59,308,690
26Myanmar54,409,800
27Kenya53,771,296
28South Korea51,269,185
29Colombia50,882,891
30Spain46,754,778
31Uganda45,741,007
32Argentina45,195,774
33Algeria43,851,044
34Sudan43,849,260
35Ukraine43,733,762
36Iraq40,222,493
37Afghanistan38,928,346
38Poland37,846,611
39Canada37,742,154
40Morocco36,910,560
41Saudi Arabia34,813,871
42Uzbekistan33,469,203
43Peru32,971,854
44Angola32,866,272
45Malaysia32,365,999
46Mozambique31,255,435
47Ghana31,072,940
48Yemen29,825,964
49Nepal29,136,808
50Venezuela28,435,940
51Madagascar27,691,018
52Cameroon26,545,863
53Ivory Coast26,378,274
54North Korea25,778,816
55Australia25,499,884
56Niger24,206,644
57Taiwan23,816,775
58Sri Lanka21,413,249
59Burkina Faso20,903,273
60Mali20,250,833
61Romania19,237,691
62Malawi19,129,952
63Chile19,116,201
64Kazakhstan18,776,707
65Zambia18,383,955
66Guatemala17,915,568
67Ecuador17,643,054
68Syria17,500,658
69Netherlands17,134,872
70Senegal16,743,927
71Cambodia16,718,965
72Chad16,425,864
73Somalia15,893,222
74Zimbabwe14,862,924
75Guinea13,132,795
76Rwanda12,952,218
77Benin12,123,200
78Burundi11,890,784
79Tunisia11,818,619
80Bolivia11,673,021
81Belgium11,589,623
82Haiti11,402,528
83Cuba11,326,616
84South Sudan11,193,725
85Dominican Republic10,847,910
86Czech Republic10,708,981
87Greece10,423,054
88Jordan10,203,134
89Portugal10,196,709
90Azerbaijan10,139,177
91Sweden10,099,265
92Honduras9,904,607
93United Arab Emirates9,890,402
94Hungary9,660,351
95Tajikistan9,537,645
96Belarus9,449,323
97Austria9,006,398
98Papua New Guinea8,947,024
99Serbia8,737,371
100Israel8,655,535
101Switzerland8,654,622
102Togo8,278,724
103Sierra Leone7,976,983
104Hong Kong7,496,981
105Laos7,275,560
106Paraguay7,132,538
107Bulgaria6,948,445
108Libya6,871,292
109Lebanon6,825,445
110Nicaragua6,624,554
111Kyrgyzstan6,524,195
112El Salvador6,486,205
113Turkmenistan6,031,200
114Singapore5,850,342
115Denmark5,792,202
116Finland5,540,720
117Republic Of The Congo5,518,087
118Slovakia5,459,642
119Norway5,421,241
120Oman5,106,626
121Palestine5,101,414
122Costa Rica5,094,118
123Liberia5,057,681
124Ireland4,937,786
125Central African Republic4,829,767
126New Zealand4,822,233
127Mauritania4,649,658
128Panama4,314,767
129Kuwait4,270,571
130Croatia4,105,267
131Moldova4,033,963
132Georgia3,989,167
133Eritrea3,546,421
134Uruguay3,473,730
135Bosnia And Herzegovina3,280,819
136Mongolia3,278,290
137Armenia2,963,243
138Jamaica2,961,167
139Qatar2,881,053
140Albania2,877,797
141Puerto Rico2,860,853
142Lithuania2,722,289
143Namibia2,540,905
144Gambia2,416,668
145Botswana2,351,627
146Gabon2,225,734
147Lesotho2,142,249
148Macedonia2,083,374
149Slovenia2,078,938
150Guinea Bissau1,968,001
151Latvia1,886,198
152Bahrain1,701,575
153Equatorial Guinea1,402,985
154Trinidad And Tobago1,399,488
155Estonia1,326,535
156Timor Leste1,318,445
157Mauritius1,271,768
158Cyprus1,207,359
159Swaziland1,160,164
160Djibouti988,000
161Fiji896,445
162Reunion895,312
163Comoros869,601
164Guyana786,552
165Bhutan771,608
166Solomon Islands686,884
167Macau649,335
168Montenegro628,066
169Luxembourg625,978
170Western Sahara597,339
171Suriname586,632
172Cape Verde555,987
173Maldives540,544
174Malta441,543
175Brunei437,479
176Guadeloupe400,124
177Belize397,628
178Bahamas393,244
179Martinique375,265
180Iceland341,243
181Vanuatu307,145
182French Guiana298,682
183Barbados287,375
184New Caledonia285,498
185French Polynesia280,908
186Mayotte272,815
187Sao Tome And Principe219,159
188Samoa198,414
189Saint Lucia183,627
190Guam168,775
191Curacao164,093
192Kiribati119,449
193Micronesia115,023
194Grenada112,523
195Saint Vincent And The Grenadines110,940
196Aruba106,766
197Tonga105,695
198United States Virgin Islands104,425
199Seychelles98,347
200Antigua And Barbuda97,929
201Isle Of Man85,033
202Andorra77,265
203Dominica71,986
204Cayman Islands65,722
205Bermuda62,278
206Marshall Islands59,190
207Northern Mariana Islands57,559
208Greenland56,770
209American Samoa55,191
210Saint Kitts And Nevis53,199
211Faroe Islands48,863
212Sint Maarten42,876
213Monaco39,242
214Turks And Caicos Islands38,717
215Saint Martin38,666
216Liechtenstein38,128
217San Marino33,931
218Gibraltar33,691
219British Virgin Islands30,231
220Palau18,094
221Cook Islands17,564
222Anguilla15,003
223Tuvalu11,792
224Wallis And Futuna11,239
225Nauru10,824
226Saint Barthelemy9,877
227Saint Pierre And Miquelon5,794
228Montserrat4,992
229Falkland Islands3,480
230Niue1,626
231Tokelau1,357
232Vatican City801