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Poll: U.S. Seen as Greatest Threat to Peace, Iran and Israel Tied in 4th Place

A new poll of attitudes in 65 countries found that the U.S. topped the list of countries seen to be the greatest threat to peace, with 24 per cent, three to four-times greater than runners-up Pakistan, with eight per cent, and China, with six per cent, CNS News reported on Tuesday. The new WIN/Gallup International poll found a three-way tie for fourth place, with North Korea, Iran and Israel each with five percent of the votes.

The poll has been repeated since 1977, sampling views of about 1,000 people in each of the 65 countries polled, for a total of 66,806 respondents this year.

The survey confirmed global anti-American sentiment, in that the U.S. received up to 54 percent of votes from respondents in Russia, China, Turkey, Pakistan and Greece. But the same poll showed that, paradoxically, many of those same people want to move to America.

“The pollsters also asked, ‘If there were no barriers to living in any country of the world, which country would you like to live in?’ Some countries where the U.S.-as-greatest-threat view holds strong are also those where America would be a prized destination as a new home country,” CNS News said.

In the Islamic countries polled, the U.S. and Israel generally received the first and second place as the world’s greatest threat, CNS News reported:

“Algerian respondents picked the U.S. (37 per cent) followed by Israel (22 per cent); Indonesians named the U.S. (34 per cent), followed by Israel (27 per cent), as did Malaysians – the U.S. (25 per cent), then Israel (22 per cent). For Iraqis, the greatest threat came from Israel (24 per cent), then the U.S. (21 per cent); Lebanese selected Israel by a large margin (41 per cent), followed by the U.S. (23 per cent), as did Moroccan respondents – Israel (45 per cent), then the U.S. (17 per cent), and those in Tunisia – Israel (38 per cent), followed by the U.S. (27 per cent).”

American respondents named Iran as the greatest threat to peace (20 per cent), followed by Afghanistan (14 per cent). North Korea (13 per cent) – and the U.S., itself (13 per cent).

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Source: The Algemeiner

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One Response to Poll: U.S. Seen as Greatest Threat to Peace, Iran and Israel Tied in 4th Place

  1. Rachmiel ben Ariel

    January 2, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    And the USA still continues to provide these ganafs with foreign aid and disaster relief on demand? This is insanity. Let the Muslim world and the Red Crescent help its own. But this will never occur. Islamophiles everywhere are well aware of the inconvenient truth that throughout its history, Islam has never provided aid to anyone–except, that is, when it comes to supplying explosives to terrorists–as evidenced yesterday by the death of Jamal al-Jamal, the Palestinian Authority envoy to the Czech Republic!