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What The World Thinks Of America  
User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1406 posts, RR: 5
Posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/america/index.html

Interesting report, includes views from all over the world. Check it out.

Regards.

31 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2357 times:

Interesting, but think about this. How does America present itself to the world speaking of modern terms (anti-ballistic treaty, global warming(not attending), war with Iraq)

And then think about how America thinks of itself (ONLY thinking about its' interests instead of a more worldly solution)



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2349 times:

Yes, actuallty I saw it on the television last night. Very interesting. I'm not surprised at all.

EmiratesA345  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



You and I were meant to fly, Air Canada!
User currently offlineCharleslp From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2337 times:

Well, that poll clears up a lot of things. I thought practically the whole world (95%+) was against the U.S. Maybe I've just been watching too many protests on CNN  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineSuper Em From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 442 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

I think there's hatred and distrust towards the American government and not the people.

User currently offlineSebolino From France, joined May 2001, 3681 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

That's funny:


4 out of 5
Proportion of overall respondents who said they would not like to live in the United States if given the chance.

An overwhelming majority of American respondents (96 per cent) said people outside the U.S. want to come and live there.


No comment


User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

I'm guessing this is the programme the BBC made which was shown here on Tuesday:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/wtwta/default.stm

It was good  Big thumbs up

Josh


User currently offlineContinental From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5499 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

Dude, if they gotta go and get all jealous why don't they come and fight us???

BTW no I'm not serious, so don't give me anything.

co


User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2241 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2192 times:

Watch out, Jordan and Brazil...you're next!  Big grin


"On spaceship earth there are no passengers...only crew."
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

My attitude with people liking America, is like my attitude toward people liking me. I am a likeable guy, if you don't like me, your loss. I don't care.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineQANTASFOREVER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

Pretty obvious Stuff.

One could assume from the beginning that the USA, Israel, Canada and Australia would be with the US. South Korea and Brazil had a few surprises. Never knew there was such an anti-american sentiment in those countries. Jordan and France - no surprises there. Bien sur.

QANTASFOREVER


User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2132 times:

I am wondering if any of the 11,020 people polled, that think the USA is not such a good place, have any contact for first-hand opinions with the 1,064,318 people that immigrated here in 2001 or the approx 275,000 people that sneak in here illegally every year? Regards...Jack


all best; jack
User currently offlineSchoenorama From Spain, joined Apr 2001, 2440 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2130 times:

And this is what the Americans think (about the War).

- A third of the American public believes U.S. forces have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq
- Before the war, half of those polled in a survey said Iraqis were among the 19 hijackers on Sept. 11, 2001

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/front/6085261.htm

"Given the intensive news coverage and high levels of public attention, this level of misinformation suggests some Americans may be avoiding having an experience of cognitive dissonance."

That is, of having their beliefs conflict with the facts. Kull noted that the mistaken belief that weapons had been found "is substantially greater among those who favored the war."

I guess they also interviewed Dubya...  Wink/being sarcastic



Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!
User currently offlineCharleslp From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2111 times:

Before the war, half of those polled in a survey said Iraqis were among the 19 hijackers on Sept. 11, 2001

If 9/11 never happened, does anyone think the US would still have gone to Afghanistan and Iraq?


User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5479 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

The essay written by Alain de Chalvron gives a good feel for how President Bush has brainwashed the US citizens and I believe Time Magazine reported that the French tourism stands to lose 500 million(can't remember if it was the euro or the USD) in lost revenues. Everybody in the United States points to D-Day, but somehow they forget Lafayette. Had the French not helped the United States in Lafayette, the United States would not have existed to return the favor in 1944. Essentially, D-Day was about the United States paying France back, not the French owing the US.

There were a few surprises, namely Russia. I can see why the Russians feel an anti-american sentiment, but does jealousy have anything to do with it? The author of the article, Vladimir Pozner, pointed out that Russia is no longer a super-power, and the United States is. The last sentence was chilling, "let the US not forget that Russia remains a nuclear superpower."

South Korean civilians have every right to feel the way they do. If a South Korean soldier ran over 2 american junior high girls in the United States, they'd be sitting in a jail cell knowing that in a couple of years they will recieve a lethal injection.

The others were predictable.

blink



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineMagicMan_841 From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Perhaps they should have asked what people from Nicaragua, Guatemala and Salvador think...  Insane

User currently offlineCharleslp From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

Perhaps they should have asked what people from Nicaragua, Guatemala and Salvador think...

Okay then, what do they think? Do they dislike the US Gov't?


User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2770 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

Americans are very very interesting. Not only by the people, but also by the colossal amounts of influence they inflict upon the rest of the world.

I saw the program as well and I found it interesting. All I can say for my thoughts are that for certain things, the world relies on American influence and for other things, the world does not need American influence.
Perhaps in this real world that we all live in, there needs to be one superpower to "father" or keep watch for the rest of the powers of the world.
Although what just was said sounds a little weird, to a certain degree, it makes sense.

I was surprised that more South Koreans fear USA than their neighbors N Korea. That was interesting.



Expanding my global domination one spotter at a time..
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2050 times:

That some people fear America more than what might seem more obvious candidates is not actually surprising. Whilst other nations may be rogue states, the fact remains that the US has the power to act, and most others do not. Put it into context, if you have a group of people and one of them is generally benevolent but extremely strong and capable of beating everybody up, you are going to slightly wary of him, even though you recognise he is generally well intentioned. It is not about the Americans per se, but about the degree of power that they have. Not remotely surprising.


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineMagicMan_841 From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

Charleslp, I won't write a book here so I suggest you go get yourself "What Uncle Sam Really Wants", by Noam Chomsky, and read it through. Then you might understand what those countries think of yours.

User currently offlineKFRG From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1997 times:

What does everyone think about Quebec?
I've always wondered that.  Big grin

-Tom


User currently offlineMagicMan_841 From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 182 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1995 times:

maybe it's better not to know  Insane Laugh out loud Laugh out loud Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineAC320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

Just ask yyz717, for a balanced poll on that subject  Big grin

User currently offlineB747forlife From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 392 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

Not to start a flamewar, but seriously, if one of those countries (that showed overall anti-American sentiment) were attacked by someone or another (not the US), who do you think they would run to first? The impotent UN? No, they would run right to the US and ask for help. And the thing is, as far as I can see the US would say yes, despite the anti-American sentiment, because all the actions we have taken in the past 3 years have been to protect the security of not just the US but of other countries. The US is not a horrible nation that cares only about itself (maybe it should be, but that is a completely different subject), we still do care about the peace, properity, and security of other nations.

-Nick


User currently offlineEmiratesA345 From Canada, joined Jun 2003, 2123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

as far as I can see the US would say yes, despite the anti-American sentiment

A lot of people see as the US as war-hungry, that is why the US always puts its nose where it doesn't belong, which then makes them unliked. That is also why they ALWAYS are willing to help FIGHT in a war.  Smile

we still do care about the peace, prosperity, and security of other nations

Ha, it doesn't show.

EmiratesA345  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



You and I were meant to fly, Air Canada!
25 KAUSpilot : This whole concept is somewhat lame....It's akin to asking fans of every sports team what their opinion is about the best sports team in the league th
26 Eric505 : we still do care about the peace, prosperity, and security of other nations Ha, it doesn't show. What about the whole Israel - Palestine fiasco? If we
27 Flight152 : we still do care about the peace, prosperity, and security of other nations Ha, it doesn't show. Umm. How doesn't it show? Emirates, maybe you should
28 STT757 : I have to laugh at CBC, "Do you agree with the United States' policy on terrorism? Global warming? Nuclear proliferation? World poverty? The spread of
29 SKYSERVICE_330 : A) It wasn't only the CBC B) The CBC isn't print media, it is TV, Radio, and Internet. They are not a newspaper
30 B747forlife : "Ha, it doesn't show." One of the best uninformed statements I've heard in a long time. 1. Israel/Palestine 2. War on Terror 3. Iraq (despite what any
31 Cptkrell : KAUSpilot picks up on my previous reply (#11) about "us" being so bad; why the hell are millions of people from other countries lining up to immigrate
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