Poll: Americans rank North Korea as least favorable foreign country

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People in the U.S. consider North Korea to be the least favorable foreign country, according to a recent Gallup poll.

The organization reports that only 11 percent of respondents said they had favorable views of the Asian country which edged out Iran (12 percent), Syria (17 percent), Afghanistan (17 percent), and Iraq (19 percent) for the lowest ratings.

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 17: South Korean conservative protesters burn an effigy of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during an anti-North Korea protest marking the second anniversary of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's death on December 17, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. The tension is heightened in South Korea since the report that North Korea has executed Jang Song-Thaek, Kim Jong Un's uncle on December 13, 2013. On December 17, 2013 North Korea also commemorates two years since the death of former leader Kim Jong-il. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - DECEMBER 17: South Korean conservative protesters shout slogans during an anti-North Korea protest marking the second anniversary of former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's death on December 17, 2013 in Seoul, South Korea. The tension is heightened in South Korea since the report that North Korea has executed Jang Song-Thaek, Kim Jong Un's uncle on December 13, 2013. On December 17, 2013 North Korea also commemorates two years since the death of former leader Kim Jong-il. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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Gallup points out that North Korea has maintained a consistently low ranking since 2003.

The news release also notes that the recent poll was conducted in early February before "the alleged assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-brother and North Korea's testing of a ballistic missile in violation of U.N. resolutions."

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Meanwhile, scoring highest on Gallup's favorable list of foreign countries are Canada and Great Britain which scored 92 percent and 91 percent respectively.

Japan, France, and Germany round out the top 5 of 21 possible choices.

The survey involved telephone interviews with 1,035 adults living in the U.S.

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