In a first, Britain has come as runner-up in the new annual global popularity poll.
The UK's positive rating rose from 53 per cent in 2010 to 58 per cent this year.
The BBC World Service Country Rating Poll asked nearly 29,000 people to rate the global influence of 16 major nations and the European Union, reports the Daily Mail.
One country, Turkey, remained divided.
Those with the most positive views of Britain were the U.S., at 80 per cent, followed by Australia at 79 per cent and Canada at 69 per cent.