Daily Positive (D+), an exclusive online media for positive news, is
pleased to announce the top 10 winners of the World’s Most Positive Countriesfor 2012. In the second year of the award series, the United States of America took the top position from last year’s winner Australia.
The World’s Most Positive Countries
initiative recognizes the positive achievements, initiatives and actions
accomplished by each country of the world.
Based on the accomplishments, D+ publishes an annual list of 10 most
positive countries. The top 10 World’s Most Positive Countries 2012 along with
respective ranking points are as follows:
The points were calculated based on a global
expert panel rating, D+ journalists-volunteers rating, a global social media
survey, and the number of positive news entries in 2012 in the D+ website. This
multifaceted positive news publications, analysis and global survey feedback of
2012 generated some great reviews for the winners. The USA maintained strong sense of
innovation throughout the year, such as the Nobel Prize wins to Mars Rover of
NASA. It has shown some positive signs of economic recovery. The presidential
election campaigns attracted positive attitude towards the USA, which also
demonstrated the great and stable political system of the USA amid fierce
contest between the President and his opponent.
- United States of America (905)
- Australia (831)
- England (778)
- China (734)
- Japan (648)
- Germany (602)
- Canada (593)
- France (575)
- India (541)
- Sweden (520)
Australia, despite the
apparent political backlog, continued to
maintain a strong economy compared to the other developed countries in 2012.
The country was also praised for its contribution in medical science, efficient
natural disaster management and for introducing tax on carbon emitters. It is
the first country in the world to do this.
England has been in the
news for positive reasons, thanks to the 2012 Olympic Games and Queen’s Diamond
Jubilee. Insights for Scotland's independence also improved the English image
in general. China found its position
in the top 10, being considered as a major driving force in the world economy,
despite its economy showing signs of slowing down.
Japan was hailed for their
continuous progress in science, infrastructure and research despite the burden
of natural disasters. Apart from these facts Japan was also praised for
contribution in socio-economic development and humanitarian work.
Germany and France are leading the current European
Union crisis and to some extent considered as positive due to their impact on
the world economy. Canada's
involvements in global leadership issues were seen as somewhat limited. Nevertheless,
its people kept maintaining better lifestyle. Canada was also acknowledged for
political stability and humanitarian work.
India's successful fight
against polio stood out. Apart from that India has been creating positive image
with their consistent economic growth despite alleged widespread corruptions. Sweden's winning of the Eurovision song
contest title, as well as success in medical science and information technology
helped the country to get into the list. People have shown great satisfaction
in their lifestyle in Sweden.
Apart from the top 10 winners, there was also positive news elsewhere.
Burma had a year of positive political
changes and reforms. Despite Russia's
negative media coverage it established itself as frontrunner of the space
programs, which also includes collaborative programs with the old rival
America. Brazil not only kept
showing leadership in the Latin American region, but also led with
environmental initiatives to create examples for the rest of the world.
Upon announcing the top 10 winners of the
World’s Most Positive Countries for 2012, Dr. Arif
Jubaer, founder of D+, stated “I feel that D+ is making a positive impact on
people by reporting positive news. The initiative of World’s Most Positive
Countries will encourage individuals and countries to take more positive
actions for a positive future.”