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Israel, Iran Garner Most Negative Ratings
Date: Friday, March 09 2007

Global Poll

Israel, Iran Garner Most Negative Ratings
March 8, 2007

Views of countries' influence from participants in 27 nations. BBC World Service/Globescan international poll. (Graphic: Globescan)

Most people believe Israel and Iran have a mainly negative influence in the world, according to a BBC World Service poll of 28,000 people across 27 countries. Poll participants were asked to rate 12 countries Canada, China, France, Great Britain, India, Iran, Israel, Japan, North Korea, Russia, the United States, Venezuela and the European Union, as having a positive or negative influence.

The poll was conducted for the BBC by the international polling firm GlobeScan ( together with the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland. In total, 28,389 individuals in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Lebanon, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the United States were interviewed between Nov. 3, 2006 and Jan. 16, 2007. In 10 of the 27 countries, the sample was limited to major urban areas.

The country with the highest number of mostly negative responses overall was Israel (56 percent negative, 17 percent positive, followed by Iran (54 percent negative, 18 percent positive); the United States (51 percent negative, 30 percent positive); and North Korea (48 percent negative, 19 percent positive).

[Editors note, Most positive and least negative raings go to Canada. DrC] http://www.worldpress.o...

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