Slow Learners

AKA, “Republikkkans”.

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.

For the first time since Pew began asking this question in 2004, a majority of Americans now sees the loss of international respect for the United States as a major problem. The percentage of Americans saying the loss of international respect is a major problem has risen from 43% in 2005 to 48% in 2006 and 56% currently.

The most recent national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted May 21-25 among 1,505 adults, finds that majorities of Democrats (81%), independents (72%) and Republicans (60%) believe that the United States has lost global respect in recent years.

In particular, Republican opinion about international respect for America has shifted substantially over the past two years. A clear majority of Republicans (60%) now say the nation is less respected in the international community, an increase of 12 points since August 2006. Moreover, 43% of Republicans say the loss of global respect represents a major problem, compared with just 26% two years ago.

4 thoughts on “Slow Learners

  1. SO 71 % think this is a problem? So, 29 % do not. Hmmm, the same 29 % that think Der Feuhrer is doing a good job?

  2. I believe that Shrub “no child left behind” is a firm believer in obtaining metrics.
    One of his campaign promises was to restore the dignity of the WH and the standing of the USA in the world.
    According to these metrics, looks like he failed again.

  3. Sorry Pansy, but I can’t say it. Fatigue means you are tired about it. My feelings towards the Bush WH take a much stronger tone.

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