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World Poll: Attitude Towards Countries
 
February 4th, 2006  
mmarsh
 
 
World Poll: Attitude Towards Countries
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Unfortuntely American unpopularity isnt just in the Muslim World, if it was that we could just demiss it a just a conflict of cultures. Unfortunely we have countries whose cultures are similar to ours that dont think very much of us either. And worse while this destain verys from simply disagreement to absolute hatred the troubling thing you can find across the globe. We need a long period of introspection (espically our Foreign and Trade policies) in relationship to other countries. And first and foremost we need stop believeing that this is 1945 and that everybody loves us, that era is long gone.

localgrizzly

Jelousy is not just it. Its issues like Isreal, its unfair trade policies, its US support for dictators such as Saudi Arabia, immigration has nothing to do with it. For every immigrant there are thousands that stay home.
February 4th, 2006  
DTop
 
 
mmarsh, I think that we've already moved on in that respect. More and more I find that Americans are caring less and less about what others think of us. It's just business, which America is very good at. If you need what we sell, buy it and the same holds true that if we need what they sell, we'll buy that.
I know that's an over simplification but, the point is that it's my observation that Americans have already tired of trying to please the world, and are quickly tiring of always trying to pay for every misfortune that happens to strike anywhere on earth. I think the guilt trip is wearing really thin. We're tired of poeple calling us all fat, lazy, loudmouthed, a-holes, and more just because we're Americans.
No mmarsh you're right it's not 194(whatever) anymore and we don't have to come to the rescue anymore, unless it is in our own best interest to do so.
BTW, we also realize that we were not overly appreciated in the 1940's either. Many of your new countrymen didn't exactly throw the GIs a welcoming party as the Germans were being pushed out of France. That veil of fantasy about WWII was long since been taken down too.
February 4th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
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Originally Posted by mmarsh
No, thats reality. Werent you watching what happened on 9/11? It was a clear message have how unpopular we have become.
to me and many others, France and in general Europeans are worse than China or former soviet union or any other evil country.

These polls are absurd and piece of nonesense.
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World Poll: Attitude Towards Countries
February 4th, 2006  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,


America because People were So conserned About it



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With Iran included in this year’s poll, it has displaced the US as the nation with the most countries giving it a negative rating. The poll shows that the US has lost ground in some key allied countries. Among the 20 nations polled in 2004 as well as this year, on average positive ratings have dropped five points; ratings have significantly declined in 10 of these tracking countries (including the US) while significantly improving in only five.


Within Europe there has been a hardening of negative attitudes toward America compared to a year ago. Those expressing a negative view have risen in France (from 54% to 65%), and Great Britain (50% to 57%) and in Italy a plurality of 46 percent now has a negative view of the US (only 34% positive) as compared to 2004 when 49 percent had a positive view and only 40 percent had a negative view. Negative views have also increased in China (from 42% to 62%), in Australia (from 52% to 60%) and in Brazil (from 51% to 60%). Interestingly, no more Iranians were negative about the US role in the world than Germans or French (each with 65% negative).


But there have also been some positive trends. In Russia, negative views are down from 63 percent to 52 percent and in Turkey, from 62 percent to 49 percent. In Poland, positive attitudes expressed by 52 percent in 2004 have risen to 62 percent.


With the addition of new countries to the current poll, especially African countries that see the US positively, the total number of countries giving the US a negative rating (18) is only modestly more than the number giving it a positive rating (13), with Saudi Arabia equally divided and the US not counted. On average across all these countries, views are evenly divided with 40 percent seeing the US role as positive and 41 percent negative.


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I wonder what the demographics of those polled are? What does it really reveal?



Polling was conducted from October 2005 to January 2006 with a total sample of 39,435 people. In 5 of the 33 countries, the sample was limited to major urban areas. The margin of error per country ranges from +/-2.5 to 4%. For more details, please see the Methodology or visit www.pipa.org.






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February 4th, 2006  
Rabs
 
 
Go afirca!
February 4th, 2006  
localgrizzly
 
 
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Originally Posted by mmarsh
DTOP
localgrizzly

Jelousy is not just it. Its issues like Isreal, its unfair trade policies, its US support for dictators such as Saudi Arabia, immigration has nothing to do with it. For every immigrant there are thousands that stay home.
My friend, I trhink you are deluding yourself. Jealousy and envy is 99 percent of it!

What is wrong with out policy towad Isreal? Should we continue Hitler's work and help the mohammadens eliminate the Jews once and for all?

Unfair trade policies? When we bend over backwards to be fair, and allow every two bit socialist country like France to take advantage of us?

And yes, Immigration has everything to do with it. Ninety percent of the world's population would live in the USA if they could.
February 5th, 2006  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

Let's See Iran



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In 24 of the 33 countries polled, majorities (in 14 countries) or pluralities (in 10) say that Iran is having a negative influence in the world. In five other countries a plurality says that Iran is having a positive influence, but in three of these the proportion who say this is less than a third. On average across the 33 countries just 18 percent say Iran is having a positive influence while 47 percent say Iran is having a negative influence.

Countries in Europe and North America have the largest majorities expressing a negative view of Iran. The most negative are Germany (84%), the US (81%), and Italy (77%); followed by Finland (74%), Great Britain (72%), Canada (73%), France (68%), Spain (66%) and Poland (60%).

Latin America is mostly negative. Majorities in Brazil (75%) and Argentina (53%) have a negative view of Iran’s influence, but Mexicans are divided (22% positive, 21% negative) with one in three not taking a position.

The only countries with a significant plurality expressing a positive view of Iran are Afghanistan (47%) and Indonesia (39%). Three other countries had small pluralities expressing a favorable view but with most not taking a position—Senegal (31%), Saudi Arabia (24%) and Sri Lanka (21%).

Steven Kull, director of PIPA says, “Iran may imagine that there are many people out there rooting for it as it defies the big powers with its nuclear program. But this poll suggests that the number of people behind it is quite small and swamped by much larger numbers who are worried about the direction Iran is going.”[/b]
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February 5th, 2006  
KC72
 
 
where's ours?
February 5th, 2006  
Italian Guy
 
 
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Originally Posted by KC72
where's ours?
Great Britain, tenth one from top. Oh you meant UK graph, I'm afraid. Damn! SwordFish please take care of that.
February 5th, 2006  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

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Originally Posted by KC72
where's ours?
Here ..... here



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Views of Britain were found to be quite positive, slipping only slightly from a year ago primarily due to dips in positive feelings among South Africans and Filipinos. Positive views of Britain plummeted in South Africa from 67 percent in 2004 to 41 percent, and in the Philippines from 57 percent to 39 percent.

Among all countries polled this year, 26 have a positive view of Britain’s influence—11 a majority and 15 a plurality. Just five have a negative view (3 majorities, 2 pluralities). On average 47 percent have a positive view of Britain and 25 percent a negative view.

The most negative countries are Muslim countries—Iran (66% negative), Iraq (57%) and Turkey (41% negative, 17% positive). However, Indonesia is positive (53%) as is Afghanistan (47%) and especially Nigeria (75%). Saudi Arabia is divided.
Two Latin American countries are negative— Argentina (51%) and Mexico (36% negative, 15% positive). But Brazil leans positively (49% to 29%).
All other countries are positive on Britain’s role. Especially positive are the US (71%), Poland (72%), South Korea (75%), Ghana (67%) and Nigeria (75%).
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