Of all the world's workers, Americans get along best with their employers, a recent survey found.

In a poll of 5,500 employees around the world by a European market research firm BPI and BVA Research, 86 percent of American employees said they liked their managers, compared to 66 percent among all other employees. U.S. employees were also most likely to say their employers gave them the information and support needed to do their jobs.

As a result, Americans were least likely to disregard a supervisor's directions, giving their employers a competitive advantage of having tasks done more efficiently, researchers said.

According to the study, workers in France had the worst relationship with their employers, followed by Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.