A new study shows that when we look at the world through a lens of visual communication, the U.S. looks like a nation that is, on average, more likely to look like Canada than it does.
Researchers looked at images of Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
They used data from the International Centre for the Study of Countering Violent Extremism (ICSTEC) to determine which countries looked more like the U, and which looked less like Canada.
The results, published in the journal Intelligence Report, show that the United states looks more like Canada, and less like Germany.
In addition, the researchers found that when Canadians look at images that have a more positive tone, they’re more likely than Germans to judge the image as positive.
When Canadians look through a negative lens, they are more likely not to judge a photograph as positive, and to attribute the image to a terrorist.
The study also found that if Germans look at an image that has a neutral tone, that image is viewed more favorably by Germans.
In contrast, if Canadians look around a neutral image, Germans rate the image more favorably, and Canadians rate it less favorably.