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Canada and Great Britain are again the countries Americans view most favorably, while Russia has slipped to join North Korea as the least favorably rated of 21 countries.
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Americans view Canada, Great Britain, France and Japan the best of 19 countries asked about -- and North Korea, Afghanistan, Iran, Russia and Iraq the worst.
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Gallup's Regional Director for the World Poll in Asia, Nicole Naurath, shares her thoughts on problems facing women in her region.
Seven percent of Japan's working population is engaged at work, one of the lowest engagement rates in the world. This means that only one in 14 employees enter their workplace every day feeling motivated, enthusiastic, and committed to adding value and innovation to their work -- a concern as leaders in Japan continue their search for growth amid reports of a halved GDP growth rate in Q3 of 2013. With economic policies dubbed "Abenomics" after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the concept of "engaged employees" should enter the national dialogue and be added as the fourth arrow in the leader's proposed "three arrow" attack to boost Japan's economy.