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Interesting Macleans poll

May 11, 2004 @ 10:05 pm 🔗 Post Link

Canada, politics, U.S.A.

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I found this article in Macleans very interesting. It polled a bunch of Canadians about very American issues. Some results:
-38% of Canadians say their attitude toward the U.S. has worsened since 9/11. Of those, 45% say this is because of the war in Iraq or dislike of the Bush administration.
-12% of Americans say their attitude toward Canada has worsened. Of those, 47% say this is because Canada didn’t support the war or isn’t committed to fighting terrorism.
-49% of Canadians see the U.S. as arrogant, bullying or dangerous. 1% think Americans are funny or humorous.
-45% of Americans see Canadians as tolerant or compassionate. 11% think we’re funny or humorous.
-68% of Canadians think America’s global reputation has worsened over the past 10 years. Only 7% think it has improved.
-9% per cent of Americans think Canada’s reputation has worsened. 25% say it has improved.
-If the U.S. was attacked by its enemies, 75% of Canadians support Canadian troops being deployed in America’s defence. 18% oppose that.
-If Canada was attacked, 84% of Americans support their troops being sent to help us. 12% are opposed….’

Certainly not very flattering. Personally… I have nothing against Americans as people… They are in may cases as decent or more so than many Canadians I’ve met (people are people…) It is their foreign policy and President I can’t stand. (And I’ve spoken to Americans who feel the same way…many are embarrassed to have Bush as their leader…) Certainly makes you wonder what direction this relationship will go in the future.

Updated: macleans link is 404. Now removed.

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