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Monday, July 28, 2008

Hate Hurts

posted by on July 28 at 8:57 AM

Another result of the Bush decade:

More Americans now say that the United States is less respected in the world than it has been in the past, and a growing proportion views this as a major problem for the country. More than seven-in-ten Americans (71%) say that the United States is less respected by other countries these days, up from 65% in August 2006.
What’s significant is not that Americans are aware of the sharp drop in international respect but that they think it’s a problem.

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Actually, what I think is more significant is your use of an apostrophe in your pluralization of the word "American".

Posted by AMB | July 28, 2008 9:06 AM

What's even more significant is that this is a straight-forward post from Charles, with no implications about Marxism, architecture, or hot African ladies.

Posted by dreamboatcaptain | July 28, 2008 9:09 AM

This excerpt does not say what percentage actually views it as a problem. You have to link to the other page to find only 56% do, which means that a full 15% of Americans think they are less respected, but do not care. Still, 56% is pretty high, I guess.

Posted by ams | July 28, 2008 9:15 AM

Actually, what's MOST significant is that the people polled seemed to be aware that there were actually other countries in the world at all.

Posted by Wowza | July 28, 2008 9:23 AM

what @2 said. And there are other posts by Charles today of the same nature.

Yay Charles.

Posted by PC | July 28, 2008 9:51 AM

@2 FTW.

But it is interesting, a sea change if you will.

And probably the only thing other than the economy that will get through to older voters.

Posted by Will in Seattle | July 28, 2008 10:30 AM

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