According to the survey, 55 percent of respondents have an excellent or good overall impression of "germany" – significantly more than in the previous survey in 2009, when 48 percent of respondents expressed such enthusiasm. Overall, the embassy says it’s the best result since 2002. At that time, the first survey of this kind was conducted on behalf of the germany center in washington.
The survey shows that shared values are seen as the cornerstone of german-american relations. When asked which country shares the most values with the U.S., germany ranked first among non-english speaking countries. Overall, germany ranks fourth, after canada, great britain and australia.