Tuesday, January 23, 2007

World Poll on US Government

Mid-East role

The BBC has published the World Service Survey. Respondents from 26 questions were asked their opinions about the Bush administration's performance in six areas of foreign policy:

  • Detainees in Guantanamo: 67% disapproved (50% in the US). Support for the Bush administration on this issue was highest in Nigeria, where 49% approved.
  • The war in Iraq: 73% of respondents disapproved (57% in the US). Nigeria, Kenya and the Philippines were more likely to approve; disapproval was strongest in Argentina and France.
  • Israeli-Hezbollah war: 65% disapproved of Washington's policies across the 25 countries (50% in the US).Washington met with approval from respondents in Nigeria and the Philippines.
  • Iran's nuclear programme: again, support for US actions appeared strongest in Kenya (62%), Nigeria (53%) and the Philippines (52%). Overall 60% of respondents disapproved (50% in the US).
  • Global warming: In Argentina, France and Germany more than 80% of respondents disapproved compared to 56% overall (54% in the US). Nigeria, Kenya, the Philippines and South Korea gave the Bush administration 50% or more support..
  • North Korea's nuclear programme: 54% disapproved (43% in the US) across all 25 countries.. Citizens in Argentina and Brazil have the strongest opposition to US policy on this issue.
An average of 68% of respondents across the 25 countries answered that the US military presence in the Middle East "provokes more conflict than it prevents".

The polls were conducted in the following countries:
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and the United States.

Here's the source.

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