Daily Revolt

October 23, 2007

World Poll: Iran, U.S. Should Have Less Power

More evidence that under Bush America has lost respect worldwide:
Iran is the country most people around the world would like see having less power, followed closely by the United States, a new opinion poll showed on Wednesday.

The survey, which polled 57,000 people from 52 countries, showed 39 percent of respondents wanted to see the influence of Iran diminished, compared with 37 percent for the United States.

[...]"The poll results show that the public does not yearn for a world order where U.S. hegemony is simply replaced by the rivalry of other military powers such as Russia and China," the ECFR said in a news release announcing the poll's findings.

"There seems to be increasing support for countries whose rise is not connected in the global imagination with military might," it said, noting India, South Africa and Brazil all received positive overall approval ratings.

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