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Other Countries Views of US Turning More Negative
    #3498557 - 12/14/04 06:49 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Polls: Europe Negative on Bush Re-Election

Dec 13, 9:11 PM (ET)

By WILL LESTER

WASHINGTON (AP) - International resentment of the Bush administration has spilled over to include bad feelings for the American people, too - at least in three European countries that opposed U.S. policies in Iraq.

People in France, Germany and Spain are more likely to have an unfavorable than favorable view of Americans, Associated Press polling found.

Just over half in France and Germany said they viewed Americans unfavorably. Almost half in Spain felt that way, while a third of Spaniards viewed Americans favorably.

The U.S. rift with longtime allies France and Germany is the most serious in years, and relations with Spain have been particularly frosty since Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero withdrew Spanish troops from Iraq last April.

President Bush pledged soon after his re-election victory on Nov. 2 that he would work to "deepen our trans-Atlantic ties with the nations of Europe." He plans a trip to Europe in February.

But the president, and Americans generally, have plenty of work to do to win over Europeans, according to international AP-Ipsos polls.

The polling suggests an increasing lack of European understanding of Americans rather than a surge of anti-Americanism, said Gilles Corman, the director of public affairs for Ipsos-Inra of Belgium.

Polling in the United States as well as Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Spain was done for the AP by Ipsos, an international polling company.

A majority of people in Britain, France, Germany and Spain said they were disappointed by Bush's re-election.

"Above all, they appear to be worried about the consequences of this election," Corman said. "The predominant feelings about Bush's re-election in the European countries are disappointment and surprise more than anger."

Bush's re-election was greeted with dismay by many in Europe and prompted negative headlines in various newspapers.

"How can 59,054,087 people be so DUMB?" asked the Daily Mirror, a liberal tabloid in Britain that opposed the war in Iraq.

In France, Bush's re-election drew headlines like the left-leaning Liberation's "L'empire empire," a play on words that means "The Empire gets worse."

In Spain, relations with the United States have deteriorated since Zapatero's Socialist party unexpectedly won the March 14 general election just three days after the Madrid commuter train bombings. The terror attacks turned public opinion against conservative Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, a staunch Bush ally.

In Australia, Canada, Britain and Italy, people had a negative view of Bush, but a majority in those countries said they viewed Americans favorably.

"The negative view that Canadians have of George Bush does not extend to Americans in general," said Darrell Bricker, president of Ipsos-Reid Public Affairs-North America.

In Canada, about six in 10 Canadians said they were disappointed with the re-election. The president was asked last month during a trip to Canada about various polls that show Canadians and Americans drifting apart.

"We just had a poll in our country where people decided that the foreign policy of the Bush administration ought to - stay in place for four more years," Bush replied.

As reflected by his re-election, a majority in the United States view Bush favorably. Just over half in this country said they were hopeful and were not disappointed after the election.

The AP-Ipsos polls of about 1,000 adults in each country were taken between Nov. 19-27 and have margins of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20041214/D86V4NJ00.html


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Re: Other Countries Views of US Turning More Negative [Re: Ravus]
    #3498590 - 12/14/04 06:52 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Just over half in France and Germany said they viewed Americans unfavorably. Almost half in Spain felt that way, while a third of Spaniards viewed Americans favorably.

i can't imagine that half of all french, germans, and spaniards have even met an american.


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    #3498636 - 12/14/04 06:59 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I can't imagine half of all Americans have even met a Frenchman or Iraqi or Afghani, but that doesn't stop us from stereotyping them. The experience doesn't matter in cases like polls, but what they see from the American's actions and what they hear of them through news and information is how they judge them


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Re: Other Countries Views of US Turning More Negative [Re: Ravus]
    #3498659 - 12/14/04 07:02 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

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Ravus said:Just over half in France and Germany said they viewed Americans unfavorably. Almost half in Spain felt that way, while a third of Spaniards viewed Americans favorably.






I guess it just goes to show what those countries have in common with the U.S. right now: that just over half the people are inclined to anger and bigotry...


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    #3498667 - 12/14/04 07:04 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)



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    #3498716 - 12/14/04 07:12 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

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I can't imagine half of all Americans have even met a Frenchman or Iraqi or Afghani, but that doesn't stop us from stereotyping them. The experience doesn't matter in cases like polls, but what they see from the American's actions and what they hear of them through news and information is how they judge them




An Afgani came to our office yesterday. I've known him for years. He's now an American citizen. When I asked him what he thought about the Taliban being overthrown he said "Whatever". I've known Iranians who are now American citizens. I know Pakistani Americans. I've seen some Frenchmen talking to each other a couple years ago. I couldn't hear them too well (too far away) and thought they were speaking Russian (I know and work with many Russian Americans). When I talked to them, they said they were French and were very nice. I've seen Germans speaking German on the Subway and other places. I talked to some Germans who were in the German Navy. Some people from the German Navy work in Crystal City, Virginia, along with the US Navy and Air Force. It was in Crystal City that I saw the smoke coming from the Pentagon. I see all kinds of people from all over the world where I am. Also, there's a lot of South Koreans working in shops and stores. Many of them are owned by South Koreans.


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    #3498720 - 12/14/04 07:12 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

it's ok. i don't really like americans either.


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    #3499214 - 12/14/04 08:23 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)



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    #3499487 - 12/14/04 08:59 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

less links and more content please.


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