Born in the USA: Netflix, Disney and Coca Cola ‘among best things’ to come out of America – study

Netflix, Disney and Coca Cola named ‘the best things to ever come out of America’ – with Donald Trump comfortably topping the poll as the worst

A recent survey found the streaming giant Netflix was the favoured export for a cool 38% of respondents putting it top of the pile.

McDonalds came fourth, ahead of iPhone maker Apple, Colonel Sanders’ KFC and former president Barack Obama.

Hollywood movies came eighth on the list, with Elvis Presley and NASA rounding out the top 10 best things to originate in the US.

But other US flops included their ‘obsession’ with guns, pumpkin pie – and the Kardashians.

A spokesperson from Lottoland, which commissioned the research to highlight its US Jackpot giants duo, PowerBall and MegaMillions, said: “There is definitely great affection for the exports of the USA in this country, and it might be true that no other country does it bigger or better.’’

“Much of it will come from the TV shows and movies we grew up with, which paints a picture of American life as being somehow more exciting or glamorous.’’

“Many of the things Maltese love and use on a daily basis, including Netflix, Facebook or Levi’s jeans come from the states, so we wanted to celebrate them and introduce Malta to its lotteries which, like most things from the US, are much bigger than we’re used to.”

Other US exports to appear on the ‘best of’ list include The Simpsons, Marvel and DC comics, and New York-style hot dogs.

But some things respondents wish had stayed on the other side of the pond were their confusing political system, calling football ‘soccer’ – and Kanye West.


1. Netflix
2. Disney
3. Coca Cola
4. McDonald’s
5. Apple
6. KFC
7. Barack Obama
8. Hollywood movies
9. Elvis Presley
10. NASA


1. Donald Trump
2. Obsession with guns
3. The Kardashians
4. Racial inequality
5. Their politics in general
6. Their confusing political system
7. Kanye West
8. Calling football ‘soccer’
9. They deep fry everything
10. Children can drive – at 15 in some places

However, one in five adults like the states so much they’d up sticks and move there, while seven in 10 are happy to visit on holiday.

New York is the American city most would most like to live in, with 26 per cent selecting the Big Apple – leaving sunny LA in second place with 20 per cent.

And despite loving the land of the free, 35 per cent admitted they’ve confused a Canadian with someone from America.

In fact, one in four didn’t know pop star Justin Bieber was a Canuck, while 40 per cent didn’t know the seemingly all-American sweetheart Pamela Anderson was born north of the border.

And while Donald Trump was one of the things respondents like least about the USA, former President Barack Obama was voted the best of recent times, in the research carried out via OnePoll.

Lottoland’s spokesman added: “You can get your American fix by watching Netflix, chowing down on burgers and maybe even becoming a lotto multimillionaire!”

America’s Powerball is responsible for more record payouts than any other lottery in the world and for a limited time only, Lottoland is boosting the top prize to €232,000,000 should there be a lucky winner from Malta this Sunday.

To help bring home this amazing jackpot, in addition to the boosted top prize available for all players, Lottoland are also running a 2-for-1 offer for all new customers when they try their luck on for the first time. Effectively doubling their chances of winning this huge Jackpot for just €3.50.

Here’s how you can claim this exclusive offer:

  1. Sign up to Lottoland using this link.
  2. Pick your US Powerball numbers (x2)
  3. You will only be charged €3.50 

Next draw takes place this Sunday 6th March, good luck!

The boosted jackpot is available to all customers and exclusive to Lottoland. The 2-for-1 offer must be redeemed by clicking on and signing up through the link provided in the article above. The 2-for-1 offer is available to new players only and only redeemable once per player. 

The promotion expires on the 15th March 2022 at 23:59 CET. These terms are supplemental to Lottoland’s Promotional Terms and Conditions which are found here. Lottoland is operated by European Lotto and Betting Limited and is licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority, license number MGA/B2C/609/2018. 

Gambling can be harmful if not controlled. Please play responsibly 18+. For help visit *US Powerball tiers 1-3 are subject to 38% reduction as per T&Cs. Tier 1 winning bets are paid out as a 30-year annuity or discounted lump sum at Lottoland’s election.