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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 No. of Responses Margin of Error (95%)
1 Egypt 7.38 241 6.31%
2 China 7.38 533 4.24%
3 Hong Kong 7.34 146 8.11%
4 Iran 7.03 235 6.39%
5 Lebanon 6.95 155 7.87%
6 El Salvador 6.93 881 3.30%
7 Chile 6.89 1532 2.50%
8 Mexico 6.77 6024 1.26%
9 Peru 6.71 1854 2.28%
10 Bangladesh 6.70 473 4.51%
11 India 6.62 3403 1.68%
12 Philippines 6.56 786 3.50%
13 Guatemala 6.54 975 3.14%
14 Honduras 6.47 649 3.85%
15 Pakistan 6.45 1737 2.35%
16 Madagascar 6.40 121 8.91%
17 Indonesia 6.35 272 5.94%
18 Macedonia 6.35 92 10.22%
19 Dominican Republic 6.31 754 3.57%
20 Colombia 6.29 4954 1.39%
21 Azerbaijan 6.21 221 6.59%
22 Vietnam 6.19 149 8.03%
23 Nepal 6.16 256 6.13%
24 Haiti 6.14 107 9.47%
25 Venezuela 6.12 2102 2.14%
26 Nigeria 6.10 595 4.02%
27 Paraguay 5.99 315 5.52%
28 Afghanistan 5.97 545 4.20%
29 Angola 5.94 128 8.66%
30 Puerto Rico 5.89 427 4.74%
31 Aruba 5.87 121 8.91%
32 Ghana 5.85 238 6.35%
33 Cote d'Ivoire 5.85 110 9.34%
34 Thailand 5.83 139 8.31%
35 Nicaragua 5.82 404 4.88%
36 Bolivia 5.81 727 3.63%
37 Argentina 5.80 3777 1.59%
38 Senegal 5.79 94 10.11%
39 Cambodia 5.78 98 9.90%
40 Kazakhstan 5.70 105 9.56%
41 Ecuador 5.69 1297 2.72%
42 Albania 5.68 189 7.13%
43 Kenya 5.63 248 6.22%
44 Spain 5.56 2098 2.14%
45 Ukraine 5.54 200 6.93%
46 Panama 5.53 276 5.90%
47 Cameroon 5.43 150 8.00%
48 Tanzania 5.43 151 7.98%
49 Korea, South 5.42 105 9.56%
50 France 5.41 1476 2.55%
51 Armenia 5.41 133 8.50%
52 Belgium 5.38 519 4.30%
53 Malaysia 5.37 606 3.98%
54 Uganda 5.36 122 8.87%
55 Italy 5.34 554 4.16%
56 Zimbabwe 5.32 185 7.21%
57 Jamaica 5.31 166 7.61%
58 Tunisia 5.31 162 7.70%
59 Morocco 5.29 288 5.77%
60 Saudi Arabia 5.29 182 7.26%
61 Brazil 5.27 1086 2.97%
62 Russia 5.26 275 5.91%
63 Greece 5.26 169 7.54%
64 Bahamas, The 5.22 118 9.02%
65 Trinidad and Tobago 5.22 200 6.93%
66 Turkey 5.15 280 5.86%
67 South Africa 5.12 628 3.91%
68 Zambia 5.11 107 9.47%
69 Algeria 5.11 310 5.57%
70 Romania 4.97 226 6.52%
71 Mauritius 4.94 166 7.61%
72 Bulgaria 4.90 122 8.87%
73 Costa Rica 4.88 422 4.77%
74 United States 4.84 6005 1.26%
75 Sri Lanka 4.78 233 6.42%
76 Belize 4.75 111 9.30%
77 Ethiopia 4.73 196 7.00%
78 Japan 4.71 126 8.73%
79 United Arab Emirates 4.66 177 7.37%
80 Austria 4.57 280 5.86%
81 Uruguay 4.47 625 3.92%
82 United Kingdom 4.38 1561 2.48%
83 Poland 4.29 244 6.27%
84 Czech Republic 4.25 110 9.34%
85 Hungary 4.18 114 9.18%
86 Portugal 4.09 477 4.49%
87 Germany 3.98 812 3.44%
88 Canada 3.97 2112 2.13%
89 Netherlands 3.78 918 3.23%
90 Lithuania 3.67 99 9.85%
91 Australia 3.58 1860 2.27%
92 Singapore 3.52 403 4.88%
93 Switzerland 3.35 282 5.84%
94 Norway 3.20 166 7.61%
95 Croatia 3.18 96 10.00%
96 Ireland 3.07 268 5.99%
97 Sweden 2.95 172 7.47%
98 New Zealand 2.65 232 6.43%
99 Denmark 2.62 277 5.89%
100 Finland 2.48 127 8.70%