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chesslover
25-02-2004, 10:57 PM
Gallup Poll took a scientific poll of the american public natiowide a firtnight ago to gauge how the "average" american views selected countries of the world.

Australia was the most favoured country in the world for the americans.

Yaaaaayyyyyyyy to us. USA likes us more than any other country. Guess Little Johnny Howard's crawling to President Bush came through!! It seems the palestinians and the North Koreans are hated more than the Iranians, and the newly liberated Iraqis. American public also did not like France, China and even the long liberated Afghanistan.

Favorable vs Unfavorable
Australia - 88% vs 7% (+81%)
Great Britain - 87% vs 10% (+77%)
Canada - 87% vs 11% (+76%)
Japan - 75% vs 20% (+55%)
Brazil - 66% vs 21% (+45%)
Germany - 69% vs 26% (+43%)
Mexico - 68% vs 27% (+41%)
India - 61% vs 29% (+32%)
Egypt - 58% vs 32% (+26%)
Israel - 59% vs 35% (+24%)
Russia - 59% vs 35% (+24%)
France - 47% vs 49% (-2%)
China - 41% vs 54% (-13%)
Pakistan - 28% vs 64% (-36%)
Afghanistan - 28% vs 65% (-37%)
Libya - 25% vs 63% (-38%)
Saudi Arabia - 28% vs 66% (-38%)
Cuba - 28% vs 67% (-39%)
Iraq - 21% vs 74% (-53%)
Iran - 17% vs 77% (-60%)
The Palestinian Authority - 15% vs 76% (-61%)
North Korea - 12% vs 83% (-71%)

The margin of error is +/- 3%, so it would seem that the american public hate North Korea most and then Iran/ Palestine Authority

Kevin Bonham
25-02-2004, 11:15 PM
So much for the whimpering Liberal claims that Bob Brown's protest would turn America against us.

Gandalf
25-02-2004, 11:23 PM
Interesting to consider that a nation where half the population can't identify their closest neighbour (Canada) on a world map for some reason "likes" us.

I was once asked if Australia is "the one near Hawaii".

chesslover
25-02-2004, 11:33 PM
So much for the whimpering Liberal claims that Bob Brown's protest would turn America against us.

well for all you know, that could have been the reason why some of the 7% had an unfavourable rating for us :p

Interesting that Blair's UK fared less than us, although they were second. And also Cuba is viewed so unfavourably although it is no threat at all to the sole superpower on earth

chesslover
25-02-2004, 11:36 PM
Interesting to consider that a nation where half the population can't identify their closest neighbour (Canada) on a world map for some reason "likes" us.

I was once asked if Australia is "the one near Hawaii".

i think the americans have a favourable view of us, because of our outback image and those crocodile dundee ads of long ago.

As for canada, it is perhaps similar to the same view we hold of the Kiwis. We feel superior to them, and although we may like them we probably like other countries more than them - like UK and Ireland

Alan Shore
26-02-2004, 04:07 AM
Is there a URL with those stats CL?

(We all know Australia's the best country in the world.. it's good that the world knows it too) :cool:

arosar
26-02-2004, 08:50 AM
http://www.gallup.com/content/default.asp?ci=10681

AR

chesslover
28-02-2004, 08:22 PM
I just cannot believe people who vote in this poll, even understand the question? :confused:

This shows how unrepresentative the posters of this BB are in relation to the general community.

How on earth someone can say OVERALLL that they are unfavourable to the USA, is beyong belief. The key question is OVERALL - you may not like some of the policies of the US, but remember that they saved us in World war 2, Vietnam and Korea as well as from the communists. Also we are part of a defence alliance with them, and will benefit from their "star wars" missile shield defence. USA also is where most of our culture is influenced, and we watch their movies, tv shows and listen to their music. Most of teh companies in the world whose products we use are from the USA. and yet despite this, people say OVERALL they do not like the USA?? :confused:

Kevin Bonham
28-02-2004, 08:31 PM
USA also is where most of our culture is influenced, and we watch their movies, tv shows and listen to their music.

And you really think this is a point in their favour? :hmm: