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Serious US image problem abroad

Let me warn you, this is all about numbers, which don’t usually make for light reading. But this is an especially chilling set of numbers for anyone who cares what the rest of the world thinks of us.They were compiled by Daniel Yankelovich, an opinion expert who is the chairman and founder of Public Agenda. Here goes: Only 12 percent of Muslims believe that the United States respects Islamic values. And only 7 percent believe the West understands Muslim culture. Eleven percent approve of President Bush. The invasion of Iraq deepened anti-American animosity in Arab countries. Thirteen percent of Egyptians, 6 percent of Jordanians, and 3 percent of Saudi Arabians hold a favorable opinion of the United States. Full Story

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