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Posted 8/18/08 , edited 9/19/08
Are Britons thinking of Americans? Why? We want to hear from the British here.==Is the poll seriously conclusive to what the majority of Britons feel about Americans? To the Americans how do you feel about the poll? To the other international readers==What is the sentiment toward Americans in your respective countries? Stereotypes? Can Obama or McCain change the perception of the Britons? Reason?
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You Gov / Daily Telegraph Survey Results
http://britainandamerica.typepad.com/britain_and_america/files/uk_views_on_america.pdf

The findings:

* By 54% to 39% Britons felt more positive about America than negative.
* 70% said that they liked Americans a little or a lot. 19% said they didn’t like Americans very much. 2% said not at all.
* 40% thought America a reliable ally. 41% thought it unreliable as an ally.

The negative findings…

* 22% thought current American policy was helping to make the world a better place to live in. 75% said a worse place.
* By 52% to 36% the overall view of American culture was negative.
* 20% of respondents were more positive about America over recent years. 69% were less positive.
* By 74% to 9% Britons thought US actions were resulting in greater INSTABILITY in the Middle East rather than greater STABILITY.
* 1% saw George W Bush as a “great leader” and 43% thought of him as a “terrible leader”. 15% deemed him “reasonably satisfactory”. 34% thought him “pretty poor”.
* 58% agreed that America is essentially an “imperial power”. 28% thought it unfair to describe America in that way.
* Only 11% thought America cares what the rest of the world thinks. 83% thought it didn’t care.
* 90% thought it had a lot of violent crime and was dominated by big business, 60% thought it uncaring, 72% unequal, 65% vulgar, 75% badly led.




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Please stay on topic by animoo_x forum moderator (at 2nd page of the thread)

For those people who are saying that the media cannot be relied upon all the time - let me just inform you that the poll given in the link in the first post is from YouGov which is the most reliable and unbiased polling organisation in the UK. Their findings are always weighted and measured to make sure they are representative of the population.

I know this cos I had to study polling as part of my Mod St course....-_-



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Posted 8/19/08 , edited 8/19/08
wtf is up with all the fucking american threads? Like seriously if you don't like the US then stfu. I'm fucking tired of these pointless threads, all it's going to do is cause flame wars.

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Don't believe everything the media and a stupid ass poll says.
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Posted 8/19/08
Most british don't really care, to be honest, we just think americans are americans...... nothing complex about it.... theres more discrimination between english people and welsh people... trust me, I live in wales...
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Posted 8/19/08 , edited 8/19/08
Brits > Americans

btw OP it's British.
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Posted 8/19/08
america fuck yeah
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Posted 8/19/08

Chance16 wrote:

Brits > Americans

btw OP it's British.


Isn't it Bretons?
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Posted 8/19/08
Overall (positively),

British - loyal, good behavior, look smart but also become lazy, not so straight (because they think of something little different in their mind), human rights - human rights on top

Americans - Cool, Open-minded, look lazy but get active, straight, human rights - who cares?
Posted 8/19/08
The media exaggerates a lot of this shit, to be honest we don't really care.
Posted 8/19/08
Actually it may be British but it also Briton

Anyway I found the view by United Kingdom on America mostly true
lol @ Paris Hilton and Michael Jackson rate.

United Kingdom and USA declared each other, Best allied (Said by Leader, President Bush). Although there is good view between each other, public view is mostly negative. I am sure USA Entered a lot of conflict, and due to USA War and Economy problems, USA can't help the world a better place.

I read BBC news that the result from the world view is about 30% Positive, so 70% is Negative. Since USA mostly attack nation where USA demand other super power nation to stay away, USA is known as the Imperial nation, viewed by the Public of the outside world, which = the view that American do not care, although on the vote: Did you visit America? Most of them didn't visit America. I wonder if there a poll of USA view on United Kingdom.... probably not.
Posted 8/19/08
=__=;; How is the US an "imperial power"? We're in a bloody recession right now. Hundreds of thousands are loose there homes and jobs. There was a whole news segment on how the majority of Americans are having to use credit cards for small purchases because no one has any money. I work at a fast food place and couldn't tell you how many people use a card just so they can buy a cheeseburger :\

Although I'm not sure if the UK is going through the same thing. That is something I'll have to look up.
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Posted 8/19/08

xO_Skittles_Ox wrote:

wtf is up with all the fucking american threads? Like seriously if you don't like the US then stfu. I'm fucking tired of these pointless threads, all it's going to do is cause flame wars.

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Don't believe everything the media and a stupid ass poll says.


nicely said.
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thenatureofthings wrote:

=__=;; How is the US an "imperial power"? We're in a bloody recession right now. Hundreds of thousands are loose there homes and jobs. There was a whole news segment on how the majority of Americans are having to use credit cards for small purchases because no one has any money. I work at a fast food place and couldn't tell you how many people use a card just so they can buy a cheeseburger :\

Although I'm not sure if the UK is going through the same thing. That is something I'll have to look up.


Kind of agree with the credit cards for small purchases but ouch... credit cards at fast food places... I can understand having to use an ATM card but thats a lil extreme.

<sigh> All these "american" threads just make the USA look overrated. I'd rather try to judge someone on they person they are than rather where their from. You can take all the statistics you want but unless you were to poll every single britian and american it isn't going to be completely true or accurate.
Posted 8/19/08

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thenatureofthings wrote:

=__=;; How is the US an "imperial power"? We're in a bloody recession right now. Hundreds of thousands are loose there homes and jobs. There was a whole news segment on how the majority of Americans are having to use credit cards for small purchases because no one has any money. I work at a fast food place and couldn't tell you how many people use a card just so they can buy a cheeseburger :\

Although I'm not sure if the UK is going through the same thing. That is something I'll have to look up.


Kind of agree with the credit cards for small purchases but ouch... credit cards at fast food places... I can understand having to use an ATM card but thats a lil extreme.

<sigh> All these "american" threads just make the USA look overrated. I'd rather try to judge someone on they person they are than rather where their from. You can take all the statistics you want but unless you were to poll every single britian and american it isn't going to be completely true or accurate.


I'm am irritated with the fact that these anti-american threads are here just so a bunch of people that may have never seen or talked to an american can complain about them. How can you possibly say that a whole population of 300 million of one nation are lazy or greedy? It is just unbelievably incredulous. :\
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Posted 8/19/08

thenatureofthings wrote:


Shmookle wrote:


thenatureofthings wrote:

=__=;; How is the US an "imperial power"? We're in a bloody recession right now. Hundreds of thousands are loose there homes and jobs. There was a whole news segment on how the majority of Americans are having to use credit cards for small purchases because no one has any money. I work at a fast food place and couldn't tell you how many people use a card just so they can buy a cheeseburger :\

Although I'm not sure if the UK is going through the same thing. That is something I'll have to look up.


Kind of agree with the credit cards for small purchases but ouch... credit cards at fast food places... I can understand having to use an ATM card but thats a lil extreme.

<sigh> All these "american" threads just make the USA look overrated. I'd rather try to judge someone on they person they are than rather where their from. You can take all the statistics you want but unless you were to poll every single britian and american it isn't going to be completely true or accurate.


I'm am irritated with the fact that these anti-american threads are here just so a bunch of people that may have never seen or talked to an american can complain about them. How can you possibly say that a whole population of 300 million of one nation are lazy or greedy? It is just unbelievably incredulous. :\


Well thats the false image that is sometimes portrayed by the media. Well as everyone knows the media is an indefinite usage of propaganda so more than likely such sentiments aren't even true. I have met several Americans and in most cases are far from the typified greedy/bombastic American that is portrayed.
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Everyones the same to me till they start showing they're personality.

I blindly think however, most Americans live in a thin bubble of over-commercialism and materialism. Howevr, I say blindly because I've never been to America and experienced how it feels. Even if I did, America has so many different states with different people and unbringing, I'd only be able to comment on a small section I had seen.
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