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U.S. most admired country globally: survey
Reuters ^ | October 5, 2009 | Patricia Reaney

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 ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: admiredcountry; antichrist; magicnegro; popularity; worldopinion
Popularity of America has risen thanks to this Antichrist.

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?

1 posted on 10/05/2009 8:35:20 PM PDT by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge

Nobody likes the winner. Everybody likes the underdog.


2 posted on 10/05/2009 8:36:33 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: myknowledge

They apparently did not poll any Americans.


3 posted on 10/05/2009 8:36:49 PM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: myknowledge

Yeah, that’s why Chicago got the 2016 Olympics. Oh wait, they didn’t.

This is ridiculous and pointless.


4 posted on 10/05/2009 8:37:07 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: myknowledge

And who gives a rat’s @$$ what they think anyway?


5 posted on 10/05/2009 8:37:13 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Thank You Mr. Thompson, I'm Series.)
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To: myknowledge

Who votes?


6 posted on 10/05/2009 8:39:14 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: myknowledge

America was always popular the media just portray something different.


7 posted on 10/05/2009 8:40:48 PM PDT by the_daug
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To: myknowledge

Where oh where is the BARF ALERT?


8 posted on 10/05/2009 8:43:00 PM PDT by 43north (11.04.08: the day America committed voluntary suicide)
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To: myknowledge

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.


9 posted on 10/05/2009 8:43:21 PM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the government spending you demand stupid")
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To: myknowledge

As a former general used to say “bovine scatology.”


10 posted on 10/05/2009 8:45:42 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (We are an Oligarchy)
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To: myknowledge

Guess they did not pool our president.

He hates us.


11 posted on 10/05/2009 8:48:01 PM PDT by edcoil (If I had 1 cent for every dollar the government saved, Bill Gates and I would be friends.)
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To: myknowledge
thanks largely to the star power of President Barack Obama and his administration

[cough] [choke] [snort] No barf alert?

12 posted on 10/05/2009 8:48:17 PM PDT by murphE ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." - GK Chesterton)
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To: myknowledge

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?


13 posted on 10/05/2009 8:49:42 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Get rid of the dirty moderates. Get rid of them,)
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To: myknowledge

That’s because the world wants to see us WEAKENED and be as mediocre as they are.


14 posted on 10/05/2009 8:50:56 PM PDT by max americana (i)
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To: ABQHispConservative
The Obama “star power” at work. He stopped the sea levels from rising too. Just ask the people in Samoa.
15 posted on 10/05/2009 8:54:07 PM PDT by eggman (Obama's Spread the Wealth will work just as well as Spread the Liabilities (sub-prime mortgages))
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To: myknowledge

“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...


16 posted on 10/05/2009 8:54:53 PM PDT by Crapgame (What should be taught in our schools? American Exceptionalism, not cultural Marxism...)
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To: myknowledge

What a load.


17 posted on 10/05/2009 8:55:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America! We're spending our grandchildren's inheritance!)
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To: myknowledge

They love our 10% unemployment and rising! It gives them something to love and laugh about.


18 posted on 10/05/2009 8:58:03 PM PDT by avacado
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To: myknowledge
Never mind the methodology, sampling, etc, the timing of this poll is suspicious.
19 posted on 10/05/2009 8:58:19 PM PDT by Mobties
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To: myknowledge

Popularity isn’t going to fix our economy.


20 posted on 10/05/2009 8:58:35 PM PDT by RWB Patriot ("Need has never produced anything. It has only been an excuse to steal from those with ablity.")
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To: myknowledge

I don’t care what the world thinks as long as we do what is right. Screw the socialist and dictators.


21 posted on 10/05/2009 8:59:37 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: myknowledge
. most admired country globally: survey.

Yet, our President keeps telling the world how much we suck.

22 posted on 10/05/2009 9:01:04 PM PDT by doc1019 (The CIA waterboards, Obama wordboards.)
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To: myknowledge

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?


23 posted on 10/05/2009 9:01:36 PM PDT by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

EXACTLY

Whats new?

America has been number one since the beginning of America


24 posted on 10/05/2009 9:03:20 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: myknowledge

The United States is the most admired country globally thanks
largely to the star power of President Barack Obama.


PART I

Once upon a time there was a Magic.............
25 posted on 10/05/2009 9:04:18 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: myknowledge

BARF!!!!!


26 posted on 10/05/2009 9:04:57 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: 43north
Where oh where is the BARF ALERT?

How about a PROJECTILE ALERT?

27 posted on 10/05/2009 9:04:58 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: myknowledge

Whoopee. From seventh to first. Guess the world really likes the recession and the abuse.


28 posted on 10/05/2009 9:10:14 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Conservatives allow the guilty to be executed but Lefties insist that the innocent be executed.)
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To: myknowledge
"There is no other explanation," Anholt said in an interview

Sure there is. The various state-controlled media stopped lying about George Bush and started lying about Baraq ibn al-Obama.

29 posted on 10/05/2009 9:11:29 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (Truth--The liberal's Kryptonite)
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To: myknowledge
not for long ...obama gave up us sovereignty to UN
30 posted on 10/05/2009 9:12:03 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: myknowledge

Someone set the alert to Barfcon 5.


31 posted on 10/05/2009 9:24:59 PM PDT by poindexter
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To: myknowledge

See,,, people really do prefer fascism.


32 posted on 10/05/2009 9:26:35 PM PDT by usshadley (It's time to choose..the empire or the republic? You can't have both. Time is running out.)
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To: myknowledge

bump


33 posted on 10/05/2009 9:34:07 PM PDT by VOA
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To: edcoil
He hates America too.
34 posted on 10/05/2009 9:38:25 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: Parley Baer

They’re the fish we should fry.


35 posted on 10/05/2009 9:39:05 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: doc1019

36 posted on 10/05/2009 9:40:04 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge

Too bad you won’t see this on FOX. They must have forgot about ‘em.

Time to bring them back.


37 posted on 10/05/2009 9:48:19 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: myknowledge

Yup, most admired globally thanks to Hollywood stars like Pitt, Smith, Clooney and Obama.


38 posted on 10/05/2009 9:53:47 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: citizencon

Team Hollyweird has done it again.


39 posted on 10/05/2009 9:54:38 PM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge

Loved by all the wrong, uninformed or politically/media indoctrinated people.

I’d rather be respected in the world, than ‘loved’ any day.


40 posted on 10/05/2009 9:57:50 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: myknowledge

Enjoy it while you can, Obama is making sure there won’t be an America soon.


41 posted on 10/05/2009 9:59:47 PM PDT by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: myknowledge

Star power?

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’.


42 posted on 10/05/2009 10:02:41 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: myknowledge

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....


43 posted on 10/05/2009 10:31:56 PM PDT by zimfam007 (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: myknowledge

Soem more info on this “poll”:

http://www.gfkamerica.com/

http://www.simonanholt.com/


44 posted on 10/05/2009 10:35:03 PM PDT by zimfam007 (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: myknowledge

A little more:

http://www.brandcameo.org/features_effect.asp?pf_id=443


45 posted on 10/05/2009 10:37:42 PM PDT by zimfam007 (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.)
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To: myknowledge

Nuts!


46 posted on 10/06/2009 12:38:38 AM PDT by CalTexan
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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.


47 posted on 10/06/2009 12:44:20 AM PDT by FreeStateYank (I want my country and constitution back, now!)
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To: myknowledge

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.


48 posted on 10/06/2009 12:50:38 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: uncitizen

The world will never enjoy freedom again without the United States.


49 posted on 10/06/2009 2:43:45 AM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: avacado

Everything to gloat about, because to them, the United States will be ‘disposed of’.


50 posted on 10/06/2009 2:46:24 AM PDT by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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