Thursday, January 25, 2007

World view of US handling of North Korea

A new BBC poll released, which polled more than 26,000 people in 25 countries, found:
Only 30% of worldwide respondents approved of Washington's handling of North Korea's nuclear program (compared to 54 percent who said they disapproved).

50 % of U.S. respondents in this same poll said they approved of the government's handling of North Korea's nuclear program.

49 % of worldwide respondents overall believe the U.S. is playing a "mainly negative" role in the world today.

Whereas with respondents from the States:
57 % of U.S. respondents in this poll said the country's overall influence on the rest of the world was "mainly positive."

[Source: Survey conducted by Steven Kull, director of the University of Maryland's Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) which, along with Canada-based Globescan.]

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