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These countries have the most positive influence on global affairs

No. 12: Iran
21 per cent of 18,000 respondents thought Iran had a positive influence on world affairs. (Canadian Press)

12 countries with the most positive influence on global affairs

This week, Canada appeared at the top of the list of countries with the best civil servants. Now it’s topped the list of places with the most positive effect on the world stage.

An Ipsos MORI survey polled 18,000 people in 25 nations to see which countries they perceived as positive influences. While Canada’s score has remained the same since 2016, all other countries and organizations experienced a decline. The biggest drop was the United States, followed by France and then Russia.

You know who’s on top. Now see who else is up there.