Skip to comments.U.S. most admired country globally: survey
Posted on 10/05/2009 8:35:19 PM PDT by myknowledge
NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - The United States is the most admired country globally thanks largely to the star power of President Barack Obama and his administration, according to a new poll.
It climbed from seventh place last year, ahead of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan which completed the top five nations in the Nation Brand Index (NBI).
"What's really remarkable is that in all my years studying national reputation, I have never seen any country experience such a dramatic change in its standing as we see for the United States for 2009," said Simon Anholt, the founder of NBI, which measured the global image of 50 countries each year.
He believes that during the previous administration of George W. Bush the United States suffered in the world ranking with its unpopular foreign policies but since Obama was elected, and despite the recent economic turmoil, the country's status has risen globally.
"There is no other explanation," Anholt said in an interview, referring to the impact of Obama.
(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...
Revelation 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
Nobody likes the winner. Everybody likes the underdog.
They apparently did not poll any Americans.
Yeah, that’s why Chicago got the 2016 Olympics. Oh wait, they didn’t.
This is ridiculous and pointless.
And who gives a rat’s @$$ what they think anyway?
America was always popular the media just portray something different.
Where oh where is the BARF ALERT?
LOL, Just makes it more fun in what is coming.
I guess they figure its Hollywood party time all across america, we are so lucky.
As a former general used to say “bovine scatology.”
Guess they did not pool our president.
He hates us.
[cough] [choke] [snort] No barf alert?
I’d like to see the polling sample. Can we get cross-tabs for anyone who has the equivalent of a forth grade education?
Can we get cross-tabs on people who have invested their own money in a way that created employment for someone else?
That’s because the world wants to see us WEAKENED and be as mediocre as they are.
“there is no other explanation”
How about this. The world is in economic meltdown and the thinking folks in the real world understand that America represents the best chance for economic upward mobility in history. I dunno, as a conservative, I’m not supposed to be able to think too deeply but I think that is a better answer than the one provided by the article...
What a load.
They love our 10% unemployment and rising! It gives them something to love and laugh about.
Popularity isn’t going to fix our economy.
I don’t care what the world thinks as long as we do what is right. Screw the socialist and dictators.
Yet, our President keeps telling the world how much we suck.
There’s some 200 or so different countries. Being the 7th most “popular” (whatever that means) seems fairly reasonable to me. Where does the obsession for being number one even come from? Especially when it comes to something as ephemeral as being liked or not?
America has been number one since the beginning of America
How about a PROJECTILE ALERT?
Whoopee. From seventh to first. Guess the world really likes the recession and the abuse.
Sure there is. The various state-controlled media stopped lying about George Bush and started lying about Baraq ibn al-Obama.
Someone set the alert to Barfcon 5.
See,,, people really do prefer fascism.
They’re the fish we should fry.
Too bad you won’t see this on FOX. They must have forgot about ‘em.
Time to bring them back.
Yup, most admired globally thanks to Hollywood stars like Pitt, Smith, Clooney and Obama.
Team Hollyweird has done it again.
Loved by all the wrong, uninformed or politically/media indoctrinated people.
I’d rather be respected in the world, than ‘loved’ any day.
Enjoy it while you can, Obama is making sure there won’t be an America soon.
Oh, yeah, the networks are thrilled when he wants air time.
He’s boring, self centered and incompetent - totally lost without his teleprompter - some ‘star’.
Find it interesting that there is NO data given from the poll, no list of the audit house for the poll and no date/time frame given for this poll...all we know it could have been done in 1986 or 2003....
A little more:
Incredible timing...what a remarkable coincidence. The poll has come along to save the day...
Gee, guess one of those NEA grants has borne fruit.
I never bought the idea, and still don’t, that most of the world hates us. (Except maybe the “extremist” muslims)
They might envy us but i think that they see how we are letting our politicians ruin the best country in the world and maybe they think we’re a bunch of fools for taking for granted what we’ve got. They see, from the outside looking in, how we’re being sold a bill of goods and we’re falling for it hook, line, sinker.
They may be frustrated with our stupidity but they don’t hate us.
We’re the last refuge for freedom and they all know it. If we blow it, the whole world is screwed.
The world will never enjoy freedom again without the United States.
Everything to gloat about, because to them, the United States will be ‘disposed of’.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.