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USAs popularitet er synkende, etter en liten opptur ifjor, viser Pews globale gallup.

As the war in Iraq continues for a fourth year, the global image of America has slipped further, even among people in countries closely allied with the United States, a new global opinion poll has found.

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(pdf) Favorable views of the United States dropped sharply over the past year in Spain, where only 23 percent now say they have a positive opinion, down from 41 percent in 2005, according to the survey, which was carried out in 15 nations this spring by the Pew Research Center.

In Britain, Washington’s closest ally in the Iraq war, positive views of America have remained in the mid-50’s in the past two years, down sharply from 75 percent in 2002.

Other countries where positive views dropped significantly include India (56 percent, down from 71 percent since 2005); Russia (43 percent, down from 52 percent); and Indonesia (30 percent, down from 38 percent). In Turkey, a NATO ally of the United States, only 12 percent said they held a favorable opinion, down from 23 percent last year.

Det er Irak-krigen som har tæret mest på tilliten. Folk føler at Irak har gjort verden mer utrygg. Det fører også til manglende oppslutning om krigen mot terror.

Man kunne nesten fryktet at støtten og sympatien med USA ville vært enda lavere, gitt strømmen av negative nyheter.

Utrolig nok vet folk å skille på myndigheter og folk. Amerikanerne som folk er fortsatt meget populære.

Many respondents distinguished between their largely negative feelings about President Bush and their feelings about ordinary Americans. Majorities in seven countries polled had favorable views of Americans, led by Japan, at 82 percent, and Britain, at 69 percent.

World’s Image of U.S. Slips Further, Survey Shows

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