Countries who like us and Countries who don’t – a nice surprise!


An interesting poll was conducted by Pew Research surveying the world and the love/hate they have for the United States. Pew has a pretty good reputation, and if true, this should give us a lift. If true, then there is much of the world who admires us and believes we are more than a free handout. Now if they would just get their governments on board. So guys, why don’t you throw the bums out? Well worth the full read and analysis.

France makes the list of top 10 fans of the U.S. and Germany makes the list of the top 10 critics.

A decade ago anti-Americanism was on the rise around the world, in large part thanks to public opposition to the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Today, despite recent revelations of U.S. National Security Agency spying on foreign leaders and global opposition to U.S. drone strikes, there is little evidence of profound anti-Americanism except in a handful of countries, according to a new Pew Research Center survey of 44 nations. Foreigners’ love affair with the United States remains strong in Africa and most of Asia, Europe and Latin America. But who likes Uncle Sam, who doesn’t and whose affections are evolving paints a pretty accurate road map of the overseas challenges facing Washington in the years ahead.

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But there are still corners of the world where America is held in high regard. In European countries surveyed, half or more of the publics in seven of nine nations say they see the U.S. in a positive light. Top of the list are Italians (78%), French (75%) and Poles (73%). Only in Germany, where U.S. favorability is down 13 points since 2009, has the positive image of the United States slipped significantly. And, despite this slippage, roughly half of Germans (51%) still see America favorably.

The U.S. is also feeling the love from Latin America, where majorities see the U.S. in a favorable light in eight of nine countries surveyed. Salvadorans (80%) are particularly positive in their assessment, as are Chileans (72%) and Nicaraguans (71%). Notably, despite all the tensions between Washington and Caracas, more than six-in-ten Venezuelans have a favorable opinion of the U.S.  Ed. Now that is a surprise!

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More over at Pew Research and another interesting interactive poll: Pew Global  lets you explore public opinion in countries around the world on a range of issues and attitudes.

19 Responses to “Countries who like us and Countries who don’t – a nice surprise!”

  1. Jersey McJones Says:

    Well, at least those poor refugees you guys want to just send right back to those hell holes in Central America like us!

    JMJ

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    • bunkerville Says:

      That is the main reason they packed their bags and grabbed a coyote.

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      • Jersey McJones Says:

        I think the main reason people flee their country is usually because of their country.

        JMJ

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Their families are already here for the vast majority. We fly them back to their illegal moms and pops. Great. Do you pay school taxes? Then you will pay for these illiterates.

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  2. Paladin Says:

    Thank you for posting this, my friend. It is good to hear that we are not as reviled around the world as we are told. We have always tried to be there for our neighbors when tragedy strikes. From tidal waves to earthquakes, we have sent aid and relief to those in need. While it is not required, it is welcome to be appreciated for it.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Most interesting was the finding of France and Vietnam in the top ten of fans. Vietnam has a forgiving heart. Or something. I have had friends visit Thailand and Vietnam and say the people could not be more hospitable. Philippines number one, after hearing all of the hatred they hold.

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  3. Petermc3 Says:

    According to news reports I have heard today we are sending an additional $3 Billion to the Iranian mullahs for being good boys and pretending to adhere to the Lurch (Kerry ) initiative. Surely this money won’t be used for advancing Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Everyone despises a fool so why wouldn’t those around the world who collect the vig from us not hate and disrespect us?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      A bit cynical but an interesting speculation.

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  4. bydesign001 Says:

    Excellent post. I think like us, the rest of the world is counting down the days until January 20, 2017.

    Now living in a sanctuary city, most of the immigrants, illegal and otherwise that I have encountered throughout the years (except Muslims) like the United States. They like the American people but finds the government a pain in the rear.

    As for the Muslims, omigosh, I can’t even get into that right now.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Strange isn’t it. Apparently it is the many Americans that seem to have the most trouble with America. One often doesn’t appreciate what one has.

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  5. zip Says:

    If other countries consider America – real Americans, who have moral and more godly based values – what’s not to like … unless you’re ungodly and hate for a living. But, the USA leaders who manage drugs (Afghanistan poppy fields), arm & support terrorist, drone citizens, perform/allow false flags, etc. etc., how can people of different countries not ‘dislike’ America! Even real American’s hate that – the use and abuse of power and lives for personal gain and profit. If big bankers, corps, and politicians are America, then we’ve believed the wrong story. People are people, no matter what country they were born in or live presently. A Country is noted by it’s leaders. If the leaders stink of corruption, the Nation will suffer, regardless of ‘well intended’ citizens.
    Here’s another consideration of what we’ve been told to believe vs reality:

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Things are upside down these days.

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  6. silverfiddle Says:

    Wow. This is some rare good news. I was most surprised at European opinions, as well as those from Latin America (I knew Colombians liked us). I never would have predicted above 50% in many of the other countries.

    No big surprise the muslim countries hate us. The quicker we can untangle ourselves from them and let them carry on with bombing, murdering and decapitating one another, the better.

    George Bush has some noble ideals, but he implemented them very poorly, and it hurt us. Obama has swung in the opposite direction, to the point of being dangerously disengaged. Hopefully, the next US President can bring it back to center and return us to speaking softly, but carrying a big stick.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Well said Silver. If we had just left Sadam in place how much different it would have been. Same with Egypt and Libya. These countries need a dictatorship. At least they left the Christians alone for the most part. Rice started the nonsense with “Free” elections for Palestine. Look what we got. We keep hearing about the Ugly Americans. This was indeed a breath of fresh air.
      The real lesson these countries got was that Libya and Syria gave up or lost their Nukes. Iran had learned the lesson well. They will never give them up.

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  7. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks

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      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.

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  8. Paul Lemmen Says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks

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