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Air Pollution Perceptions Index

The purpose of the Air Pollution Perceptions Index is to provide a subjective measure of the magnitude of the problem in a given country as perceived by its inhabitants.

Question asked: How big of a problem is air pollution in the country where you live?

Rank Country Average  
1 Egypt 7.38
 
2 China 7.38
 
3 Hong Kong 7.34
 
4 Iran 7.03
 
5 Lebanon 6.95
 
6 El Salvador 6.93
 
7 Chile 6.89
 
8 Mexico 6.77
 
9 Peru 6.71
 
10 Bangladesh 6.70
 
11 India 6.62
 
12 Philippines 6.56
 
13 Guatemala 6.54
 
14 Honduras 6.47
 
15 Pakistan 6.45
 
16 Madagascar 6.40
 
17 Indonesia 6.35
 
18 Macedonia 6.35
 
19 Dominican Republic 6.31
 
20 Colombia 6.29
 
21 Azerbaijan 6.21
 
22 Vietnam 6.19
 
23 Nepal 6.16
 
24 Haiti 6.14
 
25 Venezuela 6.12
 
26 Nigeria 6.10
 
27 Paraguay 5.99
 
28 Afghanistan 5.97
 
29 Angola 5.94
 
30 Puerto Rico 5.89
 
31 Aruba 5.87
 
32 Ghana 5.85
 
33 Cote d'Ivoire 5.85
 
34 Thailand 5.83
 
35 Nicaragua 5.82
 
36 Bolivia 5.81
 
37 Argentina 5.80
 
38 Senegal 5.79
 
39 Cambodia 5.78
 
40 Kazakhstan 5.70
 
41 Ecuador 5.69
 
42 Albania 5.68
 
43 Kenya 5.63
 
44 Spain 5.56
 
45 Ukraine 5.54
 
46 Panama 5.53
 
47 Cameroon 5.43
 
48 Tanzania 5.43
 
49 Korea, South 5.42
 
50 France 5.41
 
51 Armenia 5.41
 
52 Belgium 5.38
 
53 Malaysia 5.37
 
54 Uganda 5.36
 
55 Italy 5.34
 
56 Zimbabwe 5.32
 
57 Jamaica 5.31
 
58 Tunisia 5.31
 
59 Morocco 5.29
 
60 Saudi Arabia 5.29
 
61 Brazil 5.27
 
62 Russia 5.26
 
63 Greece 5.26
 
64 Bahamas, The 5.22
 
65 Trinidad and Tobago 5.22
 
66 Turkey 5.15
 
67 South Africa 5.12
 
68 Zambia 5.11
 
69 Algeria 5.11
 
70 Romania 4.97
 
71 Mauritius 4.94
 
72 Bulgaria 4.90
 
73 Costa Rica 4.88
 
74 United States 4.84
 
75 Sri Lanka 4.78
 
76 Belize 4.75
 
77 Ethiopia 4.73
 
78 Japan 4.71
 
79 United Arab Emirates 4.66
 
80 Austria 4.57
 
81 Uruguay 4.47
 
82 United Kingdom 4.38
 
83 Poland 4.29
 
84 Czech Republic 4.25
 
85 Hungary 4.18
 
86 Portugal 4.09
 
87 Germany 3.98
 
88 Canada 3.97
 
89 Netherlands 3.78
 
90 Lithuania 3.67
 
91 Australia 3.58
 
92 Singapore 3.52
 
93 Switzerland 3.35
 
94 Norway 3.20
 
95 Croatia 3.18
 
96 Ireland 3.07
 
97 Sweden 2.95
 
98 New Zealand 2.65
 
99 Denmark 2.62
 
100 Finland 2.48