India 6th Most Favourable Nation for Americans; Pakistan 3rd Least Favourite: Poll
By IB Times Staff Reporter | March 8, 2013 8:00 PM EST
The research also shows that Americans strongly favor Israel making it the seventh nation with 66 percent after India.
The website stated that Americans show widely diverse attitudes toward a group of 22 countries around the world. It was also found that "Americans are most positive about countries that are democracies and US allies, and least positive about countries that are seen as threats to the US, those that are involved in major turmoil, and those that are not traditional democracies."
The survey was conducted through telephonic interviews taken between 7 to 10 February with a random sample of 1,015 adults, aged 18 and older, living in all 50 US states and the District of Columbia.
Nearly nine out of 10 Americans have an unfavourable view of Iran, making it the worst rated country in the list, followed by North Korea with 84 percent.
"Eight countries with the most negative ratings are currently or over the past decade were involved in wars, disputes, or turmoil -- in a number of instances, in ways that are hostile to the US," Gallup said.
"The US-Pakistani relationship is beset with rockiness despite the strained cooperation between the two on military matters. Americans also strongly favour Israel's enduring conflict with Palestinian Authority."
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