Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Mexicans Like Americans the Least

Check out the results of this poll on world public opinion.

Some of the highlights.
  • Of all 31 nations surveyed, Mexicans likes America the least. Only 10% of Mexicans have a favorable view of teh United States. Quite a strange position for a citizenry who flocks to our borders looking for a better life. Why are they in such a hurry to get here if they have such a disdain for the USA?
  • In Europe, we are liked most by the Poles. This was my experience at World Youth Day in Germany this past summer. The Poles were a great people, eager to get to know us and eager to trade for USA flags and pins. To top it off, they sang and danced all night, so they must be a great people.
  • South Korea has a mainly negative view of the USA. Hmmm, I wonder what would happen if we stopped supporting Seoul. Do you think Kim Jung Il would want to make a "visit"? I do too. It's a pretty sad state of affairs when a nation owes their very existence to you, and they still don't like you.
  • The Philippines has the most favorable view of America, with 85% having a positive view of our nation? Is this due to our common religion?
  • 72% of those in Afghanistan have a favorable view of the USA, but only 27% of those in Iraq share that view.
  • 62% of Chinese have a mainly negative view of the USA. Don't the Chinese people have any concept of "customer appreciation"?
  • Finally, notice the support for the USA in Africa. All 8 nations survey have a more positive than negative view of the USA. Finally, a people who truly appreciate humanitarian assistance. A dollar spent in Africa is clearly money well spent.
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