Poll: Americans rank North Korea as least favorable foreign country

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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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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