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India falls in global popularity ranking

Last updated on: May 24, 2013 12:51 IST

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While Germany is the most positively viewed nation in the world in this year's annual Country Ratings Poll for the BBC World Service, view of India has fallen sharply around the globe over the last year, according to BBC.

The poll was conducted for the BBC by GlobeScan and Pipa, who conducted face-to-face and telephone interviews with randomly selected people, mainly in urban centres, in 25 countries around the globe, it says.

Let's have a look and see where India and other countries rank in global popularity.

Source: BBC

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Image: A view of Concorde obelisk, Champs Elysees Avenue and the Arc de Triomphe monument in Paris, France.
Photographs: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

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Germany

Mainly positive view of the country: 59 per cent

Mainly negative view of the country: 15 per cent

Change in positive since 2012: 3 per cent

Change in negative since 2012: -1 per cent

Global rank in popularity: 1

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Image: Life-size 'Barbie Dreamhouse' of Mattel's Barbie dolls in Berlin, Germany.
Photographs: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters
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Canada

Mainly positive view of the country: 55 per cent

Mainly negative view of the country: 13 per cent

Change in positive since 2012: 2 per cent

Change in negative since 2012: -1 per cent

Global rank in popularity: 2

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Image: Snowboarders ride a chair lift during night skiing on Grouse Mountain with the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, down below in Canada.
Photographs: Andy Clark/Reuters
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The United Kingdom

Mainly positive view of the country: 55 per cent

Mainly negative view of the country: 18 per cent

Change in positive since 2012: 4 per cent

Change in negative since 2012: -2 per cent

Global rank in popularity: 3

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Image: A view of Piccadilly Circus in central London, United Kingdom.
Photographs: Olivia Harris/Reuters

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Japan

Mainly positive view of the country: 51 per cent

Mainly negative view of the country: 27 per cent

Change in positive since 2012: -7 per cent

Change in negative since 2012: 6 per cent

Global rank in popularity: 4

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Image: Visitors look at landscaped fields of Shibazakura flowers at Hitsujiyama Park in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, in Japan.
Photographs: Issei Kato/Reuters
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France

Mainly positive view of the country: 49 per cent

Mainly negative view of the country: 21 per cent

Change in positive since 2012: 1 per cent

Change in negative since 2012: -1 per cent

Global rank in popularity: 5

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Image: A view of the Justice Hall in Paris, France.
Photographs: Charles Platiau/Reuters
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The European Union

Mainly positive view of the country: 49 per cent

Mainly negative view of the country: 24 per cent

Change in positive since 2012: 1 per cent

Change in negative since 2012: -1 per cent

Global rank in popularity: 6

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Image: Parc du Cinquantenaire in Brussels, Belgium.
Photographs: Sebastien Pirlet/Reuters

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The United States

Mainly positive view of the country: 45 per cent

Mainly negative view of the country: 34 per cent

Change in positive since 2012: -2 per cent

Change in negative since 2012: 1 per cent

Global rank in popularity: 7

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Image: A view of Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.
Photographs: Andy Clark/Reuters

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China

Mainly positive view of the country: 42 per cent

Mainly negative view of the country: 39 per cent

Change in positive since 2012: -8 per cent

Change in negative since 2012: 8 per cent

Global rank in popularity: 8

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Image: A view of Yintai Centre, left, and China World Trade Centre Tower III, right, in Beijing's central business district, China.
Photographs: Jason Lee/Reuters
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South Korea

Mainly positive view of the country: 36 per cent

Mainly negative view of the country: 31 per cent

Change in positive since 2012: -1 per cent

Change in negative since 2012: 4 per cent

Global rank in popularity: 9

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Image: People exit a subway station in the Gangnam area of Seoul, South Korea.
Photographs: Lee Jae-Won/Reuters

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South Africa

Mainly positive view of the country: 35 per cent

Mainly negative view of the country: 30 per cent

Change in positive since 2012: -2 per cent

Change in negative since 2012: 5 per cent

Global rank in popularity: 10

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Image: A view of Saint Georges Street in Simon's Town, a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa.
Photographs: Steve James/Reuters

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India

Mainly positive view of the country: 34 per cent

Mainly negative view of the country: 35 per cent

Change in positive since 2012: -6 per cent

Change in negative since 2012: 8 per cent

Global rank in popularity: 11

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Image: Tourists carry earthen pitchers on their heads as they participate in the 'Matka Race' competition at Ladera village, near Bikaner city, in Rajasthan.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters
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Russia

Mainly positive view of the country: 30 per cent

Mainly negative view of the country: 40 per cent

Change in positive since 2012: -1 per cent

Change in negative since 2012: 4 per cent

Global rank in popularity: 12

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Image: A view of Moscow, Russia.
Photographs: Denis Sinyakov/Reuters
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Israel

Mainly positive view of the country: 21 per cent

Mainly negative view of the country: 52 per cent

Change in positive since 2012: 0 per cent

Change in negative since 2012: 2 per cent

Global rank in popularity: 13

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Image: Israelis walk on a bridge outside the Azrieli Towers in Tel Aviv.
Photographs: Baz Ratner/Reuters

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North Korea

Mainly positive view of the country: 19 per cent

Mainly negative view of the country: 54 per cent

Change in positive since 2012: 0 per cent

Change in negative since 2012: 4 per cent

Global rank in popularity: 14

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Image: A view from the Tower of the Juche Idea in the North Korean capital Pyongyang.
Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

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Pakistan

Mainly positive view of the country: 15 per cent

Mainly negative view of the country: 55 per cent

Change in positive since 2012: -1 per cent

Change in negative since 2012: 4 per cent

Global rank in popularity: 15

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Image: A view of the 500-year-old Lahore Fort in Lahore, Pakistan.
Photographs: Mohsin Raza/Reuters
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Iran

Mainly positive view of the country: 15 per cent

Mainly negative view of the country: 59 per cent

Change in positive since 2012: -1 per cent

Change in negative since 2012: 4 per cent

Global rank in popularity: 16


Image: A view of residential buildings in north western Tehran, Iran.
Photographs: Morteza Nikoubazl/Reuters
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