Calm every body, that is just survey. The result shows thinking ability of Western middle class, college graduates
Oh boy Indonesia is behind Lebanon, but OK this is good to see Western educated folks quality
Methodology: How the 2022 Best Countries Were Ranked
Here's a look at the global perception data
behind our rankings.
By U.S. News Staff
Sept. 27, 2022, at 12:01 a.m.
Choosing Survey Participants
To understand how countries are perceived, we endeavored to survey engaged citizens who are broadly representative of the global population, with an emphasis on those who would deem the topic and findings most relevant to their lives.
Self-identification in demographic questions distinguished respondents into three defined groups: informed elites – college-educated individuals who consider themselves middle-class or higher and who read or watch the news at least four days a week; business decision-makers – senior leaders in an organization or small-business owners who employ others; and general public – adults at least 18 years old who were nationally representative of their country in terms of age and gender.
Individuals who were likely to fit these descriptions were targeted and sent the link to an online survey powered by the Kantar Profiles Audience Network. A total of 17,991 individuals from 36 countries in regions spanning the globe – the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East – were surveyed. Of the respondents, 8,061 were informed elites, 4,536 were business decision-makers and 8,035 were considered general public. Some respondents were considered both informed elites and business decision-makers.
Regardless of demographics or participant type, each individual's responses weighed equally in the results.
Data Source: About the Survey
Survey participants were given a random subset of countries and country attributes to consider. The combinations were presented in a grid form where participants were prompted to associate countries with various characteristics. If a participant indicated that they were not familiar with a country, it was removed from their survey.
Each participant considered about half of the country attributes for about a third of the countries. The more times an attribute-country pair was checked off, the higher the attribute score was for that country.
In addition to considering countries in terms of attributes, each survey participant was asked to respond to a set of questions gauging perceptions of the state of the world today on a variety of topics, including world events, the economy, the environment, leadership and social issues.