London: In a first, Britain has come as runner-up in the new annual global popularity poll.
The UK’s positive rating rose from 53 percent in 2010 to 58 percent this year.
The BBC World Service Country Rating Poll asked nearly 29,000 people to rate the global influence of 16 major nations and the European Union, reports the Daily Mail.
Of the 27 countries polled, 24 took a positive position towards the UK while two, Pakistan and Mexico, had overall negative views of the country.
One country, Turkey, remained divided.
Those with the most positive views of Britain were the US, at 80 percent, followed by Australia at 79 percent and Canada at 69 percent.