Americans: The coolest people in the world

We invented cool.

Great news! We are the coolest people in the world!

The social networking site Badoo.com (yeah, we know) asked 30,000 people across 15 countries to name the coolest nationality and Americans took the #1 spot.

“We hear a lot in the media about anti-Americanism,” says Lloyd Price, Badoo’s Director of Marketing. “But we sometimes forget how many people across the world consider Americans seriously cool.”

The survey also found that the Spanish were considered the coolest Europeans and Brazilians the coolest Latin Americans. Belgians were ranked the globe’s least cool nationality, which surprises us because personally we think waffles and chocolate are really cool.

This little boost to our self-esteem comes at just the right time. America has suffered several hits lately, from turmoil on Wall Street to Hurricane Irene and wildfires in Texas to Eddie Murphy being chosen to host the Oscars. We needed this.

“America,” says Price, “boasts the world’s coolest leader, Obama; the coolest rappers, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg; and the coolest man in technology, Steve Jobs of Apple, the man who even made geeks cool.”

We still got it, America!


The 10 coolest nationalities

1. Americans

2. Brazilians

3. Spanish

4. Italians

5. French

6. British

7. Dutch

8. Mexicans

9. Argentinians

10. Russians



The 5 least cool nationalities

1. Belgians

2. Poles

3. Turks

4. Canadians

5. Germans


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