What is the image of France in the world?

November 25th, 2011

v03According to a poll carried out for the BBC World Service (28,000 people questioned across 27 countries), France is one of the countries enjoying the most positive image in 2007.
This popularity seems in part linked to France’s choice of using soft power rather than force in international conflicts. 50% of those polled regard France’s influence in the world as positive. France ranks fourth behind Canada (54%), Japan (54%) and the European Union (53%).
All in all, 25 out of 27 countries polled have a favourable opinion of France.
The countries from which France gets the most votes are spread throughout the four corners of the world: Kenya (66%), Portugal (65%), Chile (64%), Russia (63%), Nigeria (63%), China (62%), Greece (60%) Lebanon (60%), etc.