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    Post Europeans losing faith in America

    [Hardly news, but it is interesting to note the varying opinions in the different countries surveyed.]



    Europeans losing faith in America
    Majority in France, Germany have an unfavorable view of U.S. citizens; many abroad worried by Bush's re-election
    By WILL LESTER, Associated Press
    First published: Tuesday, December 14, 2004

    WASHINGTON -- International resentment of the Bush administration has spilled over to include bad feelings for the American people, too -- at least in some European countries that opposed U.S. policies in Iraq.

    People in France and Germany are more likely to have an unfavorable than favorable view of Americans, Associated Press polling found.

    Slightly more than half those surveyed in France and Germany said they viewed Americans unfavorably. Almost half in Spain felt that way, while one-third of Spaniards viewed Americans favorably.

    The U.S. rift with longtime allies France and Germany is the most serious in years, and relations with Spain have been particularly frosty since Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero withdrew Spanish troops from Iraq last April.

    President Bush pledged soon after his re-election victory on Nov. 2 that he would work to "deepen our trans-Atlantic ties with the nations of Europe." He plans a trip to Europe in February.

    But the President, and Americans generally, have plenty of work to do to win over Europeans, according to international AP-Ipsos polls.

    Polling in the United States, as well as in Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Spain, was done for the AP by Ipsos, an international polling company.

    A majority of people in Britain, France, Germany and Spain said they were disappointed by Bush's re-election.

    "Above all, they appear to be worried about the consequences of this election," Corman said. "The predominant feelings about Bush's re-election in the European countries are disappointment and surprise more than anger."

    In Spain, relations with the United States have deteriorated since Zapatero's Socialist party unexpectedly won the March 14 general election just three days after the Madrid commuter train bombings. The terror attacks turned public opinion against conservative Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, a staunch Bush ally.

    In Australia, Canada, Britain and Italy, people had a negative view of Bush, but a majority in those countries said they viewed Americans favorably.

    "The negative view that Canadians have of George Bush does not extend to Americans in general," said Darrell Bricker, president of Ipsos-Reid Public Affairs-North America.

    In Canada, about 6 in 10 Canadians said they were disappointed with the re-election.

    The President was asked last month during a trip to Canada about various polls that show Canadians and Americans drifting apart.

    "We just had a poll in our country where people decided that the foreign policy of the Bush administration ought to stay in place for four more years," Bush replied.

    As reflected by his re-election, a majority in the United States view Bush favorably. Just over half in this country said they were hopeful and were not disappointed after the election.

    The AP-Ipsos polls of about 1,000 adults in each country were taken Nov. 19-27 and have margins of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

    Summaries of public attitudes about President Bush, Americans and the President's re-election:

    Australia: Australia has been an ally of the United States in the Iraq war. Australians lean toward disliking President Bush, with 55 percent having an unfavorable view. More than two-thirds, 69 percent, have a favorable view of Americans. Just over half of Australians said they feel worried after Bush's re-election.

    Britain: Nearly two-thirds of Britons, 64 percent, have an unfavorable view of Bush, but almost that many, 61 percent, have a favorable view of Americans. About 6 in 10 said they are disappointed with the U.S. presidential election results.

    Canada: Almost two-thirds of Canadians, 64 percent, have an unfavorable view of Bush, but most, 80 percent, have a favorable view of people in the United States. Six in 10 Canadians say they were disappointed with Bush's re-election.

    France: Two-thirds of the French, 68 percent, said they are worried about Bush's re-election. Three-fourths of the French have an unfavorable view of Bush; just over half, 52 percent, have an unfavorable view of Americans.

    Germany: Almost 8 in 10 Germans say they have an unfavorable view of Bush, and more than half, 53 percent, have an unfavorable view of Americans. Almost three-fourths of Germans, 72 percent, said they are worried after Bush's re-election.

    Italy: Just over half of Italians, 53 percent, have an unfavorable view of Bush, while a majority, 56 percent, have a favorable view of Americans. Spain: Seven in 10 Spaniards, 70 percent, say they have an unfavorable view of President Bush and nearly half have an unfavorable view of Americans. More than four in 10 Spaniards said they were angry about Bush's re-election.
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    http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories...StoryID=314126

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    Post Re: Europeans losing faith in America

    There wasn't any faith in America by Europeans.Just pitty.
    And even this has been lost.

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    Post Re: Europeans losing faith in America

    A bunch of impotent countries whose citizens continue to buy american products and watch mtv. It does not matter, European opinions havent mattered in the past 75 years, and they still don't.
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    Post Re: Europeans losing faith in America

    Quote Originally Posted by anti-climacus
    A bunch of impotent countries whose citizens continue to buy american products and watch mtv. It does not matter, European opinions havent mattered in the past 75 years, and they still don't.
    "SEMPER FI DEVIL DOGS HOOAH!

    USA! USA!"

    Go back to eating your 'freedom fries' and watching Fox News.

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    Post Re: Europeans losing faith in America

    Quote Originally Posted by Stríbog
    "SEMPER FI DEVIL DOGS HOOAH!

    USA! USA!"

    Go back to eating your 'freedom fries' and watching Fox News.
    Just pointing out the fact that "modern" Europeans (not Brits) are walking contradictions. I assume you can go back to finding sarcastic avatars to fulfill your yearning for pseudo-American stupidity.
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    Post Re: Europeans losing faith in America

    Quote Originally Posted by anti-climacus
    Just pointing out the fact that "modern" Europeans (not Brits) are walking contradictions. I assume you can go back to finding sarcastic avatars to fulfill your yearning for pseudo-American stupidity.
    Oh of course, great Britannia is incapable of any wrongdoing, as is America!

    You might stop for a second and reflect on the fact that Europe's imminent doom is a direct result of the actions of Britain and America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stríbog
    Oh of course, great Britannia is incapable of any wrongdoing, as is America!

    You might stop for a second and reflect on the fact that Europe's imminent doom is a direct result of the actions of Britain and America.
    America has been doing everything wrong since 1854, Britain however, has not. The imminent doom of Europe has been the secularization of society, something France and Germany have done quite well.
    "People demand freedom of speech as compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use" - Soren Kierkegaard

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    Post Re: Europeans losing faith in America

    Everyone say "Gracias" to El Presidente Jorge W. Boosh!


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    Post Re: Europeans losing faith in America

    I, along with half of the country, did not vote for W the first or second time. I hope you all have been on apologyaccepted.com where there are a number of like minded humans who know that the american people tried and are still trying to hold fair elections in our country. Yes Bush cheated again. I can't even blame the people who voted for him because they do not have access to uncorrupted media, working two, three jobs just to take care of their children; the working calss that is. I blame our media for not reporting the truth about king george and his evil cabinet. I feel like moving to a different country often times, but I can not get discouraged. I must stay and fight against the evil empire along side my brothers and sisters who stay informed and act out to try and restore hope to those who have lost faith and open the eyes of sheep.

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    Post Re: Europeans losing faith in America

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAppalachian
    Everyone say "Gracias" to El Presidente Jorge W. Boosh!

    When was this thread about the U.S.A.? I could could care less about what happens to America. I guess wage-slaves just wanna piece of da Amerikun pie.....right?
    Last edited by Telperion; Thursday, December 16th, 2004 at 04:54 AM.
    "People demand freedom of speech as compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use" - Soren Kierkegaard

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