Poll: In wake of Iraq war, allies prefer China to U.S.

A little disturbing:

In Britain, almost two-thirds of Britons, 65 percent, saw China favorably, compared with 55 percent who held a positive view of the United States.

In France, 58 percent had an upbeat view of China, compared with 43 percent who felt that way about the U.S. The results were nearly the same in Spain and the Netherlands.

The United States’ favorability rating was lowest among three Muslim nations which are also U.S. allies — Turkey, Pakistan and Jordan — where only about one-fifth of those polled viewed the U.S. in a positive light.

Only India and Poland were more upbeat about the United States, while Canadians were just as likely to see China favorably as they were the U.S.

Why is China seen in such a good light?

One thought on “Poll: In wake of Iraq war, allies prefer China to U.S.”

  1. I’d guess it’s just ignorance of the political situtaion in China. Those people need to read Amnesty International’s report on China’s human rights record.

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