According to the Reputation Institute, people living in the USA rate the USA highly.
But, according to the same institute, the World gives the USA a low score.
It could be argued that Americans do not know too much about things like Operation Gladio and Operation Mockingbird.
The World is more likely to know the truth.
On 16 January 2010, the Financial Times had an article on : How countries see themselves
Residents of more than 30 countries were asked to rate their home country, and other countries, on the basis of:
The Australians awarded themselves a high score of 92 out of 100 (Australians like their own country)
The Japanese awarded themselves a relatively low score of 57.
Residents of the USA, China, Russia and India all think more of themselves than do others.
Possibly, they are the most brainwashed.
Typical Americans (abutamam.blogspot.com/2005_10_01_archive.html)
Here are some scores:
How they rate themselves 79
How others rate them 38
How they rate themselves 74
How others rate them 36
How they rate themselves 82
How others rate them 50
How they rate themselves 77
How others rate them 48
How we rate ourselves 72
How others rate us 63
How they rate themselves 80
How others rate them 73
How they rate themselves 68
How others rate them 63
How they rate themselves 57
How others rate them 61