Which countries have a positive influence in the world?
The number of people who see Brazil and South Africa as having a positive influence in the world is rising rapidly, according to a BBC World Service poll. Do you agree?
The report, which polls more than 28,000 people in 27 countries, suggests that Brazil is regarded positively by 49% compared to 40% last year. South Africa, host of the 2010 World Cup, posted the second biggest rise. "The growing credibility of middle powers is the story this year" said Doug Miller, chairman of international polling firm GlobalScan.
Meanwhile, the average ratings of the three most negatively viewed countries - Iran, North Korea and Pakistan - went from bad to worse. The US, which in 2007 was among the countries with the lowest ratings, has climbed quickly up through rankings since then.
What makes you view a country positively or negatively? Are the "middle powers" more credible? Has your perception of the US changed in the last few years?
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