Countries With the Most and Least Disrespect for America

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Countries That Respect America the Most

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19. Mali
> Approval rating: 56% (tied)
> GDP per capita: $2,361
> Unemployment rate: 8.0%
> Life expectancy: 58.0 years

The countries where the Trump administration has the highest approval rating are located almost exclusively in Africa. In the West African nation of Mali, 56% of the population approves of the Trump administration. The United States delivered $145 million in aid to Mali in fiscal 2017.

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18. Gabon
> Approval rating: 56% (tied)
> GDP per capita: $19,396
> Unemployment rate: 19.5%
> Life expectancy: 66.1 years

In the Central African nation of Gabon, 56% of those surveyed by Gallup approved of U.S. leadership. The American government also collaborates with groups providing international aid to Gabon, and also provides training to Gabonese military officers.

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17. Ivory Coast
> Approval rating: 57% (tied)
> GDP per capita: $3,842
> Unemployment rate: 2.6%
> Life expectancy: 53.6 years

In the Ivory Coast, 57% of the adult population approves of the Trump administration. The United States and the Ivory Coast in 2017 signed a pact that promised $524.7 million in aid to improve education and transportation infrastructure in an around Abidjan, the largest city in the country.

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16. Kenya
> Approval rating: 57% (tied)
> GDP per capita: $3,517
> Unemployment rate: 11.4%
> Life expectancy: 67.0 years

The Trump administration’s 57% approval rating in Kenya has likely been bolstered by the growing economic partnership between the United States and the East African nation. More American tourists visited Kenya in 2016 and 2017 than residents of any other nation, and at the end of last year, the two countries expanded bilateral trade and investment through the launch of the U.S.-Kenya Trade and Investment Working Group.

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15. Rwanda
> Approval rating: 58%
> GDP per capita: $2,090
> Unemployment rate: 1.4%
> Life expectancy: 67.1 years

The United States assists Rwanda with economic and health care matters, particularly in rural areas, according to the Embassy of Rwanda in Washington, D.C. More than half of those in the Central African country currently approve of U.S. leadership. This is 10 percentage points higher than in 2017.

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14. Nigeria
> Approval rating: 59%
> GDP per capita: $5,960
> Unemployment rate: 7.0%
> Life expectancy: 53.4 years

With over 190 million people, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation and one of the most populous in the world. African nations represent the vast majority of the 19 nations with the highest approval of U.S. leadership. In Nigeria, 59% od adults approve of the Trump administration.