While economists and political pundits talk about the declining power of the U.S. on the world stage, people from across 15 countries named Americans the world's coolest nationality in an international poll conducted among 30,000 participants.
Poll conducted by the social networking site Badoo.com, voted Belgians the globe's least cool nationality, while Spanish were considered the coolest Europeans, Brazilians the coolest Latin Americans.
We hear a lot in the media about anti-Americanism, Lloyd Price, Badoo's Director of Marketing was quoted by Reuters. But we sometimes forget how many people across the world consider Americans seriously cool.
America, birthplace of celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Lady Gaga, Samuel L. Jackson, Johnny Depp and Quentin Tarantino did invent the definition of cool in many ways, Price said.
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.
Brazilians are ranked the second coolest nationality in the Badoo poll and the coolest Latin Americans, ahead of Mexicans and Argentinians. The Spanish, in third place, are the coolest Europeans, Reuters reported.
The French are voted cooler than the British, and Canadians cooler than the Belgians.
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