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Ripclawe
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(02-19-2012, 01:42 AM)
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http://www.gallup.com/poll/152735/Am..._term=Politics

PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans are feeling more favorably toward several of the United States' major allies in 2012 than they have in the past. This year's ratings for Canada (96%), Australia (93%), Germany (86%), Japan (83%), and India (75%) are all record highs for those countries in Gallup trends that stretch back at least a decade. Additionally, the survey finds Great Britain (90%), France (75%), and Israel (71%) rated near their all-time highs.

A whopping 96% of Americans have a generally favorable view of Canada, while 3% view it unfavorably. That favorable rating is the highest Gallup has measured for any country in more than 20 years of asking this question. Canada's 93% ratings in 1987 and 1989 were the previous high favorable for any country. Complete country-by-country results are found on page 2.

Ratings Improve for Cuba, Egypt, Mexico, and Saudi Arabia

Four countries that are not well reviewed nevertheless enjoyed some improvement in their U.S. image this year:

Cuba's favorable rating rose to a new high of 37%, up from 30% in 2011. This contrasts with 10% viewing it favorably in 1996.

Egypt's rating recovered somewhat to 47%, after slipping to 40% in 2011 from 58% in 2010.

Mexico is now viewed favorably by 51% of Americans, up from 45% in 2011, but still below the 67% to 74% ratings seen from 2001 to 2005.

Saudi Arabia's rating has increased to 42% from 37% a year ago and is the highest for that country since February 2001, when it was 47%.

SoulPlaya
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(02-19-2012, 01:43 AM)
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Saudi Arabia has increased? What?

Honestly, I'm amazed Americans even know about it, lol.
Takao
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Have you heard the good news about Medabots?!
(02-19-2012, 01:43 AM)
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I wonder what that 3% are up to...
Kuro Madoushi
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(02-19-2012, 01:44 AM)
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We're America lite anyways.
entrement
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(02-19-2012, 01:45 AM)
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Mexico is a beautiful country. Sad that the drug trade and gangs have really besmirched the country.
Einbroch
(02-19-2012, 01:46 AM)
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Canada seems pretty sweet to me. I'm shocked that many people positively view Mexico. Between the drugs and "damn aliens", I thought America would view them very negatively.
BocoDragon
or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Realize This Assgrab is Delicious
(02-19-2012, 01:48 AM)
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And with bagged-milk awareness at an all time high! I'm shocked!
shagg_187
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(02-19-2012, 01:50 AM)
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Welcome Americans. My door is always open to you all, literally...
Truth101
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(02-19-2012, 01:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by BocoDragon

And with bagged-milk awareness at an all time high! I'm shocked!

If bagged milk is half as good as bagged wine then Canada must be a pretty nice place to live.
Count of Monte Sawed-Off
gimme some of that "black man dap"! hey, where are you all going? guys? guys
(02-19-2012, 01:51 AM)
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Feel the love
Shurs
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(02-19-2012, 01:51 AM)
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Canada is awesome.
blame space
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(02-19-2012, 01:51 AM)
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my favorite country is france! fuck you metalalien~!

does anyone from france need a roommate

EDIT: or canada for that matter
RoadHazard
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(02-19-2012, 01:52 AM)
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So, I'm gonna guess loads of countries were just left out of this survey? Because surely Americans don't feel more favorably toward Afghanistan, North Korea and Iran than Sweden, Norway, etc.?
Last edited by RoadHazard; 02-19-2012 at 01:54 AM.
clearacell
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(02-19-2012, 01:52 AM)
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Canaduh has those lovely ketchup chips and loonies and toonies! Who wouldn't love them?
Stinkles
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(02-19-2012, 01:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by entrement

Mexico is a beautiful country. Sad that the drug trade and gangs have really besmirched the country.

None of those things is visible in Mexican tourist destinations any more than Boyz n the Hood is visible from Disneyland.
Conceited
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(02-19-2012, 01:53 AM)
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I'm glad you guys like us. :D
Admiral Bone to Pick
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(02-19-2012, 01:53 AM)
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Thought this was interesting:

Only one country this year -- China -- suffered a real decline among Americans, with its favorable rating falling from 47% in 2011 to 41% today. However, China's favorable rating has been in this range for the past decade.

U.S. favorability toward China had dipped to even lower levels in the decade after the June 4, 1989, Tiananmen Square massacre. China achieved its highest U.S. favorable rating, 72%, just a few months earlier, after then-President George H.W. Bush returned from a state visit to China.

Bloodbeard
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(02-19-2012, 01:53 AM)
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WTF is up with that 3%?
saelz8
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(02-19-2012, 01:54 AM)
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Australia <3
Xeke
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(02-19-2012, 01:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by RoadHazard

So, I'm gonna guess loads of countries are just left out of this list? Because surely Americans don't feel more favorably toward Afghanistan, North Korea and Iran than Sweden, Norway, etc.?

Nope. None are left off. Those are all the countries in the world.
ThoseDeafMutes
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(02-19-2012, 01:56 AM)
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Australia in the house. We're coming for you, Canada.
SoulPlaya
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(02-19-2012, 01:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Xeke

Nope. None are left off. Those are all the countries in the world.

How about Papua New Guinea?
AOA
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(02-19-2012, 01:57 AM)
Everybody loves Canada <3
sikkinixx
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(02-19-2012, 01:58 AM)
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All about the Ketchup chips! *rips open a bag* Come visit us! We have lots.
mavs
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(02-19-2012, 02:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bloodbeard

WTF is up with that 3%?

Single-payer health care.
Kazerei
(02-19-2012, 02:00 AM)
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3% of Americans are just jelly
yankeeforever2
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(02-19-2012, 02:02 AM)
If you speak English, Americans like you automatically.
MetatronM
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(02-19-2012, 02:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Bloodbeard

WTF is up with that 3%?

Damn commie health care.
tokkun
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(02-19-2012, 02:03 AM)
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I am willing to tolerate Canada for the sake of Unibroue.
Stinkles
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(02-19-2012, 02:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Conceited

I'm glad you guys like us. :D

Gravy, fries, cheese curds and ample weather protection for America's head. What's not to love?
yankeeforever2
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(02-19-2012, 02:04 AM)
Oh yeah, gratz NK you are no longer the most hated country by us!
StudioTan
Hold on, friend! I'd love to share with you some swell news about the Windows 8 Metro UI! Wait, where are you going?
(02-19-2012, 02:04 AM)
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So only 3% are currently aware of our secret agenda. Good. GOOOOOOOOOOD!
ElectricBlue187
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(02-19-2012, 02:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by StudioTan

So only 3% are currently aware of our secret agenda. Good. GOOOOOOOOOOD!

Our satellites already see your lumberjack bear mounties. Only 3% are worried
Hours Left
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(02-19-2012, 02:06 AM)
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Poutine, ketchup chips and (chocolate) Smarties for everyone! :D
ThoseDeafMutes
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(02-19-2012, 02:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by SoulPlaya

How about Papua New Guinea?

PNG was subject to Australia until 1975, but even here nobody knows much or cares about it.
Brian Fellows
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(02-19-2012, 02:07 AM)
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Canada gave us Coby Smulders. They are cool with me.
Trurl
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(02-19-2012, 02:09 AM)
Canada loves you too, America.

I'm honored that my country is viewed so favorably by such an amazing people.
Divvy
Canadians burned my passport
(02-19-2012, 02:11 AM)
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Muahahaha, this is just to pacify you lot while we slip bagged milk into your markets.
giga
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(02-19-2012, 02:12 AM)
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We like to wear hats, yes.
Spiffy_1st
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(02-19-2012, 02:13 AM)
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In what context do they judge the countries? The politics of the country? The environment? The culture? The people? Saying "I don't like Mexico" doesn't mean anything without a context.

For example North Korea is pretty messed up but I'd still love to go, so...I like North Korea?
StudioTan
Hold on, friend! I'd love to share with you some swell news about the Windows 8 Metro UI! Wait, where are you going?
(02-19-2012, 02:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by ElectricBlue187

Our satellites already see your lumberjack bear mounties. Only 3% are worried

Dammit!
Alligatorjandro
MONEY UP, BITCH
(02-19-2012, 02:14 AM)
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Whats it like in Canada?
BertramCooper
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(02-19-2012, 02:14 AM)
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Thanks for the T-Ho's Iced Capps, our frosty friends up north.
Korey
Juniored for the safety and protection of the United States of America. U S A U S A U S A
(02-19-2012, 02:14 AM)
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I think that to other countries, having America like them is like winning the Nobel Prize, while Americans couldn't care less if other countries like them or not
Xeke
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(02-19-2012, 02:15 AM)
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The US is closer to Russia than Germany is. Never really thought about it.
CTE
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(02-19-2012, 02:15 AM)
Well, We DO have the better Corn Pops up here. Also still have French Toast Crunch. Combine that with a sack 'o' milk and you got some good eatin'.
BertramCooper
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(02-19-2012, 02:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alligatorjandro

Whats it like in Canada?

TylerD
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(02-19-2012, 02:17 AM)
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Canada is definitely my favorite other than USA, USA, USA!
Conceited
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(02-19-2012, 02:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alligatorjandro

Whats it like in Canada?

It's like a lite version of USA.
Pollux
formerly zmoney
(02-19-2012, 02:18 AM)
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Every American drunk on a bet makes it to Canada.

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