Wednesday, November 12, 2014
You Americans Have No Idea...
Canadians are such reasonable, polite, and very insightful people!
(Disclaimer: Those compliments in no way suggest how I feel about The Habs!)
From our Canadian neighbors in Victoria, British Columbia:
"In one of Dick Cheney’s monthly 'criticize the president' national tours, he remarked that he thought America’s image around the world was 'increasingly negative.' The Atlantic decided to fact check that idea and found… well… you’ll see: For more than a decade, the Pew Research Center has been asking people around the world about their opinion of the United States. The upshot: In every region of the globe except the Middle East (where the United States was wildly unpopular under George W. Bush and remains so), America’s favorability is way up since Obama took offic:
In Spain, approval of the United States is 29 percentage points higher than when Bush left office.
In Italy, it’s up 23 points.
In Germany and France, it’s 22.
With the exception of China, where the numbers have remained flat, the trend is the same in Asia.
The U.S. is 19 points more popular in Japan,
24 points more popular in Indonesia, and
28 points more popular in Malaysia."--Jameson Parker, Addicting Info