Who are the sexiest, rudest, funniest people in Europe?

According to a Reader's Digest survey, the Italians are the most popular and they are the sexist as well – maybe there's a connection.

Italy is also the country Europeans would most like to live in, and Italian the nationality they would most like to be.

The British are top of the poll on two fronts. They have the best sense of humor, say fellow Europeans, who seem to judge the Britons by Basil Fawlty, Monty Python and Mr. Bean.

And Britons are thought to have contributed most to the world, with respondents citing football, medicine and industry among others as the reason.

The survey was carried out by Reader's Digest magazine to mark the accession of ten new states to the European Union in May 2004.

It was felt a good time to ask Europeans what they felt about each other. To find out, the Digest dispatched researchers to 19 countries across Europe, from the UK to Russia, inviting nearly 4,000 respondents to comment on any country but their own.

They asked them questions like which Europeans they liked most and least, who were the sexiest, most efficient, who had the best sense of humor and the best food, and where they'd really like to live.

The answers – some of them surprising – were published in the July issue of the Digest. Italy came out of it smelling of roses, with Europeans in love with the country, its people and its food.

Some of the main ratings:

  • Sexiest – Italians, followed by Spain, then France
  • Least sexy – Belgians
  • Funniest – British
    Least funny - Swiss
  • Most efficient – Germans
  • Rudest – Germans, with French second
  • Least rude – Norway and Switzerland
  • Most open-minded – Dutch
  • Favorite European city – Paris
  • Favorite country – Italy, with Spain second, France third

Some respondents' comments:

  • Middle-aged Belgian woman – "The Germans make too much noise and are too chauvinistic."
  • Young Dutch woman – "The English do not seem to know how to behave when they're on holiday. All they do is drink and yell."
  • Spanish shop assistant on Italians – "They party and have a great sense of humor."
  • Young Briton on Italians – "They know they're sexy, which is annoying, but it makes them even more attractive."
  • Briton on contribution of Irish – "They gave the world Guinness."
  • Elderly Swiss man on British contribution to world – "They created football."

- July 1, 2004


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Date: 23 Aug 2008 | Author: mesmerX | Category: News | Views: 7351

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Comments: 5

Guest
The French are very rude and have a arrogance all of there own. If your English especially they treat you like crap.
Spanish are rude too if you go away from tourist areas.

The med countries inc France also can't drive. They don't give a dam. Germans, Dutch, UK and northern Europe countries have better drivers and road safety.

But yeah France by far is the worst. They hate the fact English is the second language to many Europeans too.

Guest
Austrians are just horrible!!! Too many bad experiences in that country.

adz
i like germans even if most the ones i have met are in denial about the war wink

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tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue tongue germany fucking suckscrying

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smile smile smile smile smile smile smile

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