There might be a lot of anti-American sentiment circling the globe, but a worldwide poll of 30,000 respondents has named the land of the free as the world’s coolest nation. The survey, which was conducted by social network Badoo.com, also ranked the world’s least coolest nationalities, which include Canadians, Germans, and Poles.
Full disclosure: I’m not an American, so I feel obligated to disagree with the results of this poll. My countries (I’m multi-ethnic) boast the invention of noodles, the proliferation of bubble tea, and some of the best beaches in Southeast Asia.
At the same time, I will admit that a lot of “cool” things come from America — jazz, rock ‘n roll, NYC, Hollywood, and blue jeans. Lloyd Price, Director of Badoo’s Marketing department, agrees, saying, “America boasts the world’s coolest leader, Obama; the coolest rappers, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg; and the coolest man in technology, Steve Jobs of Apple, the man who even made geeks cool.”
But anyway, the remainder of the survey results:
10 Coolest Nationalities
Five least coolest:
No Asian, African, or Oceanic nations? I am le sad.
Do you agree with the outcome of this poll? [Yahoo News]