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09-28-2011, 09:53 PM

Canada has best reputation in the world: study
The Reputation Institute study measures the trust, esteem, admiration and good feelings the public holds towards 50 countries, as well as perceptions of peoples' quality of life, safety and attention to the environment. Results from 42,000 respondents worldwide ranked Canada first, Sweden next, followed by Australia, Switzerland and New Zealand

09-28-2011, 11:29 PM
I could say "well, duh!" ... but that might harm our reputation. :cool:

09-29-2011, 12:27 AM
That's pretty much my list too. I think I would've added Norway in there too.

09-29-2011, 12:30 AM

That's pretty much my list too. I think I would've added Norway in there too.

Norway is in 6th place. :)

09-29-2011, 12:46 AM
I would put Sweden above Canada.

09-29-2011, 01:01 AM
I'll admit to no corporate background...but can anyone tell me what the Reputation Institute actually does? :shuffle:


Kind of seems like they have a big Canadian firm they're hyping.

09-29-2011, 01:54 AM
Kind of seems like they have a big Canadian firm they're hyping.

Must be something like that. Our quality of life in Canada is not as high in Sweden and European countries in terms of social services and programs. In BC at any rate the minimum wage is well below the poverty line and our government assistance has been severely cut.

Not to mention, our conservative and right wing Prime Minister won't be doing anything to improves the lives of the poor or disadvantaged. His latest move has been new crime legislation which increases penalties for a variety of crimes, including possession of pot.

09-29-2011, 04:17 AM
On 60 Minutes the survey (I don't know the name of it) ranked the Danes as the happiest people on earth. I'm surprised they are not top 5.

Aussie Willy
09-29-2011, 05:00 AM
WTF is the Reputation Institute? Is that like the Ponds Institute?

09-29-2011, 05:18 AM

Norway is in 6th place. :)

Norway, Denmark, Finland, Austria and the Netherlands rounded out the top 10.

I'd say that's a pretty good vote for Scandinavia in general.

09-29-2011, 02:22 PM
YAY CANADA! :cheer2:

09-29-2011, 04:11 PM
I've visited other countries, but I've never lived anywhere but the U.S. so I couldn't say. One thing that strikes me about the top countries other than maybe Austria and the Netherlands, is that they are not densely populated.

09-29-2011, 04:24 PM
It's a corporate marketing business, folks. :lol: Not that I don't love Canada but it's not an objective survey by any stretch of the imagination.

09-29-2011, 05:51 PM
Maybe a few years ago Canada could have ranked high. Not so sure anymore. I'd have had any Scandinavian country above ours. So, it's not surprising the survey isn't so much of a real survey.

09-30-2011, 12:08 AM
Canada has best reputation in the world

Evidence to the contrary (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SDrqa-eTXU&feature=related)