Special Report

Countries With the Most and Least Disrespect for America

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8. Sierra Leone
> Approval rating: 63%
> GDP per capita: $1,760
> Unemployment rate: 4.4%
> Life expectancy: 51.8 years

In Sierra Leone, 63% of residents approve of the Trump administration. The United States, one of the largest donors to Sierra Leone, helped the country manage the devastating Ebola outbreak in 2014. The U.S. government and American NGOs donated an estimated $600 million to fight the outbreak.

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7. Ghana
> Approval rating: 65%
> GDP per capita: $4,650
> Unemployment rate: 2.4%
> Life expectancy: 62.7 years

According to the U.S. Department of State, the United States and Ghana share a history of promoting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law dating back to Ghana’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1957. The United States has provided aid to the country to promote its development. In 2018, however, the United States threatened to impose visa restrictions on Ghana in retaliation for the nation’s unwillingness to cooperate with immigrant deportations.

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6. Niger
> Approval rating: 67% (tied)
> GDP per capita: $1,154
> Unemployment rate: 0.4%
> Life expectancy: 60.1 years

More than two out of every three Nigeriens approve of the job performance of U.S. leadership. Approval of the Trump administration jumped 14 points in the West African nation in 2018, the largest increase of any country on the continent. That same year, Niger received $437 million in U.S. aid to improve infrastructure and strengthen the country’s agriculture sector.

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5. Israel
> Approval rating: 67% (tied)
> GDP per capita: $36,379
> Unemployment rate: 3.8%
> Life expectancy: 82.4 years

The United States and Israel have long maintained strong diplomatic relations. The American government sends billions of dollars in aid and diplomatic support to the Middle Eastern nation. Currently, 67% of Israelis approve of U.S. leadership.

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4. Guinea
> Approval rating: 69% (tied)
> GDP per capita: $1,315
> Unemployment rate: 4.5%
> Life expectancy: 60.0 years

Almost 70% of those surveyed in Guinea approved of U.S. leadership, and only 7% disapproved. The U.S. government and other U.S. bodies provide substantial aid to the relatively poor nation. In 2011, the U.S. government renewed Guinea’s status as a beneficiary of the African Growth and Opportunity Act, which grants the nation substantial trade freedoms with the United States.