It’s no secret that there are a lot of countries not particularly fond of America and are not afraid to voice their displeasure. So let’s take a look at which countries these are. But, before we move on with this list there are a few things we need to clarify. First, trying to figure out what people think of a country like the US is complicated. Consider that many people in the world probably dislike America for the same reasons that Americans dislike America. But you wouldn’t say that those Americans hate America right? Of course not. One person might dislike the President, another might dislike some specific foreign policies, others might dislike some stereotypical (and probably inaccurate) American attitude. In fact, in many places you’ll have extreme love and hate living side by side. So just like you can’t stereotype by saying that all Americans are fake, trigger happy, overly friendly, and fat, you can’t generalize by saying that every (insert your favorite nationality) hates America. That would be a gross oversimplification. With that said, there have been several polls taken lately (in a small number of countries) to determine what people think of America. These polls were primarily conducted by Pew Research and BBC. For the sake of our list we created a composite. Because the various polls didn’t come to exactly the same conclusions (some countries were rated differently on each one) we only included countries that expressed negative opinions of the US in more than one poll. With all of that said, these are 25 Countries Not Particularly Fond Of America.
So it might seem odd to see one of the US’s strongest allies on this list. But you need look no further than the recent NSA scandals to figure out why.
Ever since World War II the Argentinian public has been split on polls concerning America. These days they’re not too negative but they’re not all that positive either.
Ever since the NATO bombings in 1999 there have been hot spots of extreme anti-American sentiment in this small balkan nation.
Although Greek opinions of the United States are at record lows, opinions of the European Union are even lower.
Most likely due to a dislike of American policies towards other Muslim nations only 27% of Malaysians view America favorably.