Special Report

Countries With the Most and Least Disrespect for America

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3. Albania
> Approval rating: 69% (tied)
> GDP per capita: $12,568
> Unemployment rate: 15.1%
> Life expectancy: 78.3 years

The United States has long supported an independent Albania and has supported the country’s transition to a democracy and market-oriented economy following the end of communism there in 1992. Pro-American sentiment is widespread in Albania, with approval of current leadership measured at 69%. Only 20% of Albanians currently disapprove of U.S. leadership.

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2. Togo
> Approval rating: 72%
> GDP per capita: $1,620
> Unemployment rate: 1.8%
> Life expectancy: 60.2 years

Togo has the second highest approval of U.S. leadership in the world and the highest in all of Africa. The United States has had a positive relationship with Togo since its independence from France in 1960. The United States provided the country $13.5 million in aid in 2017 and has worked with the Togolese government to encourage democracy and economic growth.

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1. Kosovo
> Approval rating: 80%
> GDP per capita: N/A
> Unemployment rate: N/A
> Life expectancy: 71.6 years

The United States has an 80% approval rating in Kosovo — the highest of all nations. This positive view has its roots in the country’s 1998-1999 war with Serbia during which the United States led NATO airstrikes in defense of Kosovo’s largely ethnically Albanian population. Approval of the U.S. has increased over the past year in Kosovo by 5 percentage points.