Ceoworld Magazine has included Canada in its roundup of the world's most influential countries in 2021.
The international business magazine determined the ranking by using a global perception-based survey. Countries are ranked based on the highest scores among more than 280,600 experts including politicians and business leaders in a compilation of 11 country attributes: military power; strong international alliances; well-respected country’s leadership; international trade and travel; economic might; country’s culture; diplomatic influence; global diaspora; media influence; being helpful to other countries in need; and how connected those countries are to the rest of the world.
The United States is ranked the world's most influential country, followed by China in second. Narrowly behind China, Russia ranked third. Germany followed in fourth, with France placing fifth.
The United Kingdom took the number six spot, with Japan in seventh. India lands in eighth, with Italy in ninth. Israel rounds out the top 10.
Canada just missed placing in the top 10, placing eleventh.
The countries seen to make the most impact on the global stage are located in North America, Europe, and Asia.
"The United States of America undoubtedly tops the chart of the world’s most influential countries, leading the world in science, sports, technology, etc. The country features the world’s most powerful economy and military followed by a huge economy," remarks Ceoworld.
"While homing numerous entrepreneurs, the country is the creator of various exemplary products like Apple and Facebook. The USA’s cultural influence extends across the world. With the largest naval fleet in the world, the US continues to be the world’s only superpower in terms of military influence."
The survey for the ranking was conducted between Dec. 12, 2020, and Jan. 20, 2021, gathering over 280,600 replies. Each attribute was graded on a 1-100 scale.
Top 20 most influential countries in the world
|1||United States||North America||98.53|
|2||China||Asia & Pacific||98.39|
|7||Japan||Asia & Pacific||89.67|
|8||India||Asia & Pacific||89.11|
|12||Saudi Arabia||Middle east||85.08|
|14||South Korea||Asia & Pacific||78.49|
|15||United Arab Emirates||Middle east||77.95|
|17||Australia||Asia & Pacific||77.75|