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Allies and Enemies

Gallup Poll. Feb. 6-9, 2014. N=1,023 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

.

"What one country anywhere in the world do you consider to be the United States' greatest enemy today?" Open-ended

.

2/6-9/14 2/2-5/12
% %

China

20 23
North Korea/Korea 16 10

Iran

16 32
Russia 9 2
Iraq 7 5
Afghanistan 5 7
Syria 3 -
Other 13 8
None (vol.) 2 1
Unsure 9 11

 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 2-5, 2012. N=1,029 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

.

"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. Is your overall opinion of [see below] very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

.

Favorable Unfavorable
% %

Canada

2/2-5/12

96 3

2/2-5/11

92 6
2/9-12/09 90 6
2/11-14/08 92 6
2/1-4/07 92 5
2/6-9/06 89 9
2/9-12/04 87 11

.

Australia

2/2-5/12

93 2
2/1-4/07 89 5
2/9-12/04 88 7

.

Great Britain

2/2-5/12

90 5

2/2-5/11

88 7

2/1-3/10

87 7
2/9-12/09 89 7
2/11-14/08 89 7
2/1-4/07 89 8
2/6-9/06 88 8
2/9-12/04 87 10
3/14-15/03 86 9
2/3-6/03 89 6

.

Germany

2/2-5/12

86 9

2/2-5/11

82 12

2/1-3/10

80 12
2/9-12/09 79 12
2/11-14/08 82 13
2/1-4/07 83 11
2/6-9/06 79 15
2/9-12/04 69 26
3/14-15/03 49 44
2/3-6/03 71 21

.

Japan

2/2-5/12

83 13

2/2-5/11

80 15

2/1-3/10

77 16
2/9-12/09 81 13
2/11-14/08 80 15
2/1-4/07 82 13
2/6-9/06 81 13
2/9-12/04 75 20

.

India

2/2-5/12

75 20

2/2-5/11

72 20

2/1-3/10

66 25
2/9-12/09 64 25
2/11-14/08 69 22
2/1-4/07 69 22
2/6-9/06 66 23
2/9-12/04 61 29

.

France

2/2-5/12

75 21

2/2-5/11

71 24

2/1-3/10

63 31
2/9-12/09 64 30
2/11-14/08 69 27
2/1-4/07 57 38
2/6-9/06 54 40
2/9-12/04 47 49
3/14-15/03 34 64
2/3-6/03 59 33

.

Israel

2/2-5/12

71 24

2/2-5/11

68 27

2/1-3/10

67 25
2/9-12/09 63 29
2/11-14/08 71 25
2/1-4/07 63 30
2/6-9/06 68 23
2/9-12/04 59 35

.

Greece

2/2-5/12

62 28

.

Mexico

2/2-5/12

51 48

2/2-5/11

45 51

2/1-3/10

49 46
2/9-12/09 51 43
2/11-14/08 58 40
2/1-4/07 60 36
2/6-9/06 64 32
2/9-12/04 68 27

.

Russia

2/2-5/12

50 44

2/2-5/11

51 42

2/1-3/10

47 45
2/9-12/09 40 53
2/11-14/08 48 46
2/1-4/07 53 41
2/6-9/06 58 35
2/9-12/04 59 35
3/14-15/03 41 52
2/3-6/03 63 26

.

Egypt

2/2-5/12

47 47

2/2-5/11

40 50

2/1-3/10

58 29
2/9-12/09 59 27
2/11-14/08 62 26
2/1-4/07 60 28
2/6-9/06 58 27
2/9-12/04 58 32

.

Saudi Arabia

2/2-5/12

42 54

2/2-5/11

37 53

2/1-3/10

35 58
2/9-12/09 31 60
2/11-14/08 31 61
2/1-4/07 35 58
2/6-9/06 31 62
2/9-12/04 28 66

.

China

2/2-5/12

41 56

2/2-5/11

47 50

2/1-3/10

42 53
2/9-12/09 41 51
2/11-14/08 42 55
2/1-4/07 48 47
2/6-9/06 44 49
2/9-12/04 41 54

.

Cuba

2/2-5/12

37 57

2/2-5/11

30 62

2/1-3/10

29 64
2/9-12/09 29 60
2/11-14/08 27 67
2/1-4/07 25 68
2/6-9/06 21 71
2/9-12/04 28 67

.

Libya

2/2-5/12

25 66
2/6-9/06 22 58
2/9-12/04 25 63

.

Iraq

2/2-5/12

24 72

2/2-5/11

25 70

2/1-3/10

23 73
2/9-12/09 28 66
2/11-14/08 20 77
2/1-4/07 15 82
2/6-9/06 21 75
2/9-12/04 21 74
3/14-15/03 5 93
2/3-6/03 5 90

.

The Palestinian Authority

2/2-5/12

19 72

2/2-5/11

19 70

2/1-3/10

20 70
2/9-12/09 15 73
2/11-14/08 14 75
2/1-4/07 16 75
2/6-9/06 11 78
2/9-12/04 15 76

.

Syria

2/2-5/12

17 72
2/1-4/07 21 66

.

Pakistan

2/2-5/12

15 81

2/2-5/11

18 76

2/1-3/10

23 71
2/9-12/09 20 73
2/11-14/08 22 72
2/1-4/07 28 64
2/6-9/06 30 59
2/9-12/04 28 64

.

Afghanistan

2/2-5/12

14 82

2/2-5/11

14 82

2/1-3/10

18 79
2/9-12/09 19 75
2/11-14/08 21 73
2/1-4/07 23 71
2/6-9/06 27 65
2/9-12/04 28 65

.

North Korea

2/2-5/12

13 82

2/2-5/11

11 84

2/1-3/10

14 80
2/9-12/09 15 77
2/11-14/08 12 82
2/1-4/07 12 82
2/6-9/06 10 81
2/9-12/04 12 83
3/14-15/03 8 86
2/3-6/03 12 80

.

Iran

2/2-5/12

10 87

2/2-5/11

11 85

2/1-3/10

10 85
2/9-12/09 12 80
2/11-14/08 8 88
2/1-4/07 9 86
2/6-9/06 7 86
2/9-12/04 17 77
3/14-15/03 13 79
2/3-6/03 13 77

 

Pew Research Center. Jan. 11-16, 2012. N=748 adults nationwide.

.

"Thinking about foreign policy, what country in the world, if any, represents the greatest danger to the United States?" Open-ended

.

%
Iran 28
China 22
North Korea 8
Iraq 7
Afghanistan 5
United States 3
Mexico 2
Russia 2
Other 8
None/Multiple 4
Unsure 13

 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 2-5, 2011. N=1,015 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

.

"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. Is your overall opinion of [see below] very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

.

Favorable Unfavorable
% %

.

South Korea

2/2-5/11

65 28
2/11-14/08 60 31
2/3-6/03 58 31

.

Jordan

2/2-5/11

50 33
2/1-4/07 51 34
2/7-10/05 54 32

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. June 16, 2010. N=534 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

.

"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. Is your overall opinion of each of the following very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? . . ."

.

Very
favorable
Mostly
favorable
Mostly
unfavorable
Very
unfavorable
Unsure
    % % % % %

.

Great Britain
6/16/10 28 57 9 4 1
4/3-5/109 40 50 5 4 1

.

Israel
6/16/10 24 43 23 9 1
4/3-5/109 29 40 21 9 -

.

India
6/16/10 12 55 22 9 2
4/3-5/109 11 59 18 9 2

.

Mexico
6/16/10 11 33 33 22 1
4/3-5/109 9 43 26 20 1

.

Pakistan
6/16/10 3 18 47 31 2
4/3-5/109 5 16 46 30 2

.

North Korea
6/16/10 4 11 31 53 -
4/3-5/109 2 11 34 52 1

.

Iran

6/16/10 2 7 40 51 -
4/3-5/109 3 9 40 47 1

 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 1-3, 2010. N=1,025 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

.

"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. Is your overall opinion of [see below] very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

.

Favorable Unfavorable
% %
Yemen

2/1-3/10

21 56

 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 1-3, 2010. N=1,025 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

.

"I am going to read you a list of possible threats to the vital interest of the United States in the next 10 years. For each one, please tell me if you see this as a critical threat, an important but not critical threat, or not an important threat at all. . . ."

.

Critical Important Not
Important
Unsure

.

% % % %

.

"International terrorism"

2/1-3/10 81 16 2 1

.

2/9-12/04 82 16 2 -

.

.

"The military power of Iran"

2/1-3/10 61 29 8 2

.

.

"The military power of North Korea"
2/1-3/10 61 29 8 2

.

.

"The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians"
2/1-3/10 47 41 10 2

.

2/9-12/04 58 32 8 2

.

.

"The military power of China"
2/1-3/10 46 43 9 3

.

2/9-12/04 39 46 11 4

.

.

"The conflict between India and Pakistan"
2/1-3/10 32 49 15 4

.

2/9-12/04 32 52 11 5

.

.

"The military power of Russia"
2/1-3/10 23 52 22 3

.

2/9-12/04 18 50 29 3

.


 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. June 26-28, 2009. N=1,026 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Would you say that the following represent a very serious threat to the United States, a moderately serious threat, just a slight threat, or no threat at all? . . ."

.

Very serious
threat
Moderately
serious threat
Just a slight
threat
No threat
at all
Unsure
% % % % %

North Korea

6/26-28/09 52 28 14 6 -

.

Iran

6/26-28/09 43 36 13 7 -

.

China
6/26-28/09 20 35 26 18 1

.

Russia
6/26-28/09 11 28 29 31 1

 

Pew Research Center poll. June 10-14, 2009. N=743 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.

.

"Now, a few questions about foreign policy: I'd like your opinion about some possible international concerns for the U.S. Do you think that [see below] is a major threat, a minor threat, or not a threat to the well being of the United States?"

.

Major
Threat
Minor
Threat
Not a
Threat
Unsure  
    % % % %  

.

"China's emergence as a world power"

6/10-14/09 52 31 11 6  
1/09 46 36 13 5  
2/1-5/06 47 34 12 7  

.

"North Korea's nuclear program"

6/10-14/09 72 19 5 5  
1/09 53 32 8 7  
2/1-5/06 60 27 6 7  

.

"Iran's nuclear program"

6/10-14/09 69 20 5 5  
1/09 65 23 6 6  
2/1-5/06 65 24 5 6  

.

"Political instability in Pakistan"

6/10-14/09 50 33 7 9  
1/09 47 37 8 8  

.

"Islamic extremist groups like al Qaeda"

6/10-14/09 78 14 4 4  
1/09 77 15 4 4  

.

"The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians"

6/10-14/09 49 35 9 6  
1/09 45 40 9 6  

.

"Drug-related violence in Mexico"

6/10-14/09 59 30 7 4  

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. April 3-5, 2009. N=1,023 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. Is your overall opinion of each of the following very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable? . . ."

.

Very
favorable
Mostly
favorable
Mostly
unfavorable
Very
unfavorable
Unsure
    % % % % %
Great Britain * 40 50 5 4 1
Japan * 24 57 11 6 1
Germany * 22 57 14 6 1
India 11 59 18 9 2
Israel * 29 40 21 9 -
France * 15 52 19 13 1
Turkey 9 52 26 8 5
Mexico 9 43 26 20 1
Russia 6 41 35 16 2
China 9 37 33 20 -
Venezuela * 8 34 31 23 5
Cuba 9 29 40 21 1
Palestinian Authority * 7 20 41 30 3
Pakistan 5 16 46 30 2
North Korea 2 11 34 52 1

Iran

3 9 40 47 1

.

* N=approx. 510, MoE 4.5

 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 27-28, 2009. N=1,023 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"If you had to choose, which of the following countries do think is the most valuable ally for the United States: Canada, Great Britain, Israel, Japan, or Germany?" Options rotated

.

%
Great Britain 36
Canada 29
Japan 12
Israel 10
Germany 5
Unsure 8

 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 11-14, 2008. N=1,007 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. Is your overall opinion of [see below] very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

.

Favorable Unfavorable
% %
Kenya
  2/11-14/08 42 38

.

Venezuela
  2/11-14/08 37 50
  2/1-4/07 41 44

 

The Harris Poll. July 10-16, 2007. N=approx. 500 adults nationwide.

.

"Do you feel that [see below] is a close ally of the U.S., is friendly but not a close ally, is not friendly but not an enemy, or is unfriendly and is an enemy of the U.S.?"

.

Close Ally Friendly Not Friendly Enemy Unsure
    % % % % %

Great Britain

70 21 6 1 3
Canada 57 31 9 1 2
Australia 54 28 10 1 7
Israel 42 26 19 8 5
Japan 38 34 14 10 4
Italy 35 40 16 3 7
South Korea 29 25 20 20 6
Germany 28 39 20 6 8
Mexico 27 39 21 10 4
Norway 27 38 21 2 12
Holland 26 44 18 1 12
Spain 25 48 16 2 8
Sweden 22 50 19 2 7
Greece 20 43 24 3 10
France 20 38 27 11 4
Taiwan 20 36 27 6 11
India 18 43 21 8 9
Brazil 15 39 30 3 12
Chile 12 39 27 7 14
South Africa 10 42 31 5 12
Argentina 8 41 29 8 14
Colombia 8 24 33 23 12
Russia 6 33 37 17 6
China 5 25 40 23 6
Pakistan 4 21 32 37 5

 

Pew Research Center. Feb. 7-11, 2007. N=1,509 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.

.

"Thinking about the world for a moment -- What country in the world, if any, represents the greatest danger to the United States?" Open-ended. Multiple responses.

.

  2/7-11/07 2/1-5/06    
  % %    
Iran 25 27    
Iraq 19 17    
North Korea 17 11    
China 14 20    
Other Middle East 7 5    
United States 5 5    
Russia/Former Soviet Union 2 3    
Japan 1 1    
Al Qaeda/Terrorist groups 1 4    
Other 3 2    
None/Not just one country 3 2    
Unsure 13 10    

 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 1-4, 2007. N=1,007 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. Is your overall opinion of [see below] very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

.

Favorable Unfavorable
% %

Brazil

2/1-4/07 71 15
2/9-12/04 66 21

.

Turkey
2/1-4/07 53 31
3/14-15/03 48 37
2/3-6/03 63 20

 

Quinnipiac University Poll. Nov. 13-19, 2006. N=1,623 registered voters nationwide. MoE 2.4.

.

"I'd like to get your feelings about some countries and governing organizations who have been in the news and what sort of a relationship you feel they have with the United States. I'll read the name of a country or governing organization and I'd like you to rate how much of a friend or foe they are to the U.S. using the feeling thermometer. You can choose any number between 0 and 100. The higher the number, the warmer or more friendly you feel they are to the U.S. The lower the number, the colder or less friendly they are. If we come to a country or governing organization who you haven't heard enough about to form an opinion, you don't need to rate them. Just tell me and we'll move on to the next one. How friendly or unfriendly do you think [see below] is to the U.S.?"

.

MEAN
RATING

Unsure

%

England

   11/13-19/06

78.9 2

   8/17-23/06

78.3 3

   5/23-30/06

76.0 5

   2/21-28/06

76.4 4

Canada

   11/13-19/06

73.4 3

   8/17-23/06

71.7 2

   5/23-30/06

71.4 2

   2/21-28/06

70.9 3

Israel

   11/13-19/06

68.2 6

   8/17-23/06

65.9 5

   5/23-30/06

62.9 8

   2/21-28/06

61.8 7

Germany

   11/13-19/06

58.1 7

India

   11/13-19/06

56.6 15

   8/17-23/06

53.4 16

   5/23-30/06

54.8 17

   2/21-28/06

52.1 19

Mexico

   11/13-19/06

51.4 4

   8/17-23/06

51.4 5

   5/23-30/06

50.1 4

   2/21-28/06

54.9 5

The United Nations

   11/13-19/06

50.4 6

   8/17-23/06

49.2 5

   5/23-30/06

50.1 9

   2/21-28/06

50.6 6

Russia

   11/13-19/06

46.2 6

   8/17-23/06

45.5 6

   5/23-30/06

44.3 7

   2/21-28/06

47.1 6

France

   11/13-19/06

44.6 3

   8/17-23/06

43.2 5

   5/23-30/06

44.5 6

   2/21-28/06

45.0 6

China

   11/13-19/06

44.2 4

   8/17-23/06

39.0 4

   5/23-30/06

41.6 5

   2/21-28/06

41.5 6

Saudi Arabia

   11/13-19/06

40.4 8

   8/17-23/06

38.2 7

   5/23-30/06

39.5 8

   2/21-28/06

38.2 8

Venezuela

   11/13-19/06

30.9 22

   8/17-23/06

35.9 25

   5/23-30/06

36.9 30

Iraq

   11/13-19/06

25.9 3

   8/17-23/06

27.7 3

   5/23-30/06

29.3 4

   2/21-28/06

27.1 4

Syria

   11/13-19/06

24.3 22

   8/17-23/06

21.7 19

Cuba

   11/13-19/06

24.1 6

   8/17-23/06

24.0 5

   5/23-30/06

24.4 7

   2/21-28/06

27.2 7

The Palestinian Government

   11/13-19/06

23.8 11

   8/17-23/06

22.8 11

   5/23-30/06

25.0 14

   2/21-28/06

24.6 12

Iran

   11/13-19/06

15.5 3

   8/17-23/06

13.9 4

   5/23-30/06

16.9 5

   2/21-28/06

16.7 6

North Korea

   11/13-19/06

13.5 5

   8/17-23/06

15.0 7

   5/23-30/06

18.4 9

   2/21-28/06

19.7 9

 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 6-9, 2006. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. Is your overall opinion of [see below] very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

.

Favorable Unfavorable
% %
Taiwan
  2/6-9/06 67 19
The Philippines
  2/6-9/06 67 21

 

Pew Research Center poll. Feb. 1-5, 2006. N=757 adults nationwide. MoE 4.

.

"I'd like your opinion about some possible international concerns for the U.S. Do you think that [see below] is a major threat, a minor threat or not a threat to the well being of the United States?" N=757, MoE 4 (Form 1)

.

Major Threat Minor Threat Not a Threat Unsure  
    % % % %  

"The election of left-wing political leaders in Latin America"

2/1-5/06 24 43 18 15  

.

"Growing authoritarianism in Russia"

2/1-5/06 22 45 16 17  

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. Sept. 19-21, 2003. N=1,003 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"For each of the following countries, please say whether you consider it an ally of the United States, friendly but not an ally, unfriendly, or an enemy of the United States.  How about . . . ?"

.

Ally Friendly,
not ally
Unfriendly Enemy Unsure
% % % % %
Great Britain
  9/03 68 26 2 1 3
  4/03 79 17 1 1 2
  3/03 72 25 1 - 2
  5/00 65 27 2 1 5
France
  9/03 24 42 25 6 3
  4/03 18 40 31 9 2
  3/03 20 36 32 8 4
  5/00 50 40 4 1 5
China
  9/03 9 44 30 12 5
  4/01 5 22 44 25 4
  5/00 10 41 30 13 6
Saudi Arabia
  9/03 9 32 35 19 5
  5/00 19 37 23 12 9
North Korea
  9/03 5 7 39 44 5
  4/03 2 11 36 45 6
  3/03 2 5 43 46 4
  5/00 6 26 35 24 9

 

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll. March 14-15, 2003. Nationwide.

.

"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. Is your overall opinion of [see below] very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?" Form A (N=488, MoE 5)

.

Favorable Unfavorable
% %
Spain
  3/14-15/03 72 12
  2/3-6/03 75 9

.

"For each of the following countries, please say whether you consider it an ally of the United States, friendly but not an ally, unfriendly, or an enemy of the United States.  How about . . . ?" Form B (N=519, MoE 5)

.

Ally Friendly,
not ally
Unfriendly Enemy Unsure
% % % % %
Spain
  3/03 49 37 5 1 8
Turkey
  3/03 28 43 18 2 9
Germany
  3/03 27 43 23 3 4
  5/00 44 44 5 3 4
Russia
  3/03 23 44 25 5 3
  5/00 12 49 22 11 6
Iran
  3/03 3 13 44 32 8
  5/00 3 14 44 34 5
Iraq
  3/03 1 1 30 66 2
  5/00 2 8 39 47 4

 

FOX News/Opinion Dynamics Poll. Feb. 25-26, 2003. N=900 registered voters nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Please tell me whether you think each of the following nations is a friend of the United States, or not. . . ."

.

Friend

Not a friend

Depends (vol.)

Unsure

% % % %
Great Britain 90 4 1 5
Israel 70 16 4 10
Turkey 52 23 9 16
Germany 46 34 9 11
Egypt 41 26 9 24
France 38 47 7 8
Saudi Arabia 30 49 8 13
Syria 14 46 4 36

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Feb. 6-9, 2003. N=1,001 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Which of these two nations do you think poses a greater threat to the United States: North Korea or Iraq?" Options rotated

.

Iraq North Korea Both (vol.) Neither (vol.) Unsure
% % % % %
2/6-9/03 56 33 7 1 3
1/2-5/03 55 35 7 2 2

 

Gallup Poll. Feb. 3-6, 2003. N=1,001 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Next, I'd like your overall opinion of some foreign countries. Is your overall opinion of [see below] very favorable, mostly favorable, mostly unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

.

Favorable Unfavorable
% %
Italy 80 9
Kuwait 47 42
Vietnam 43 39
Colombia 26 57

 

Time/CNN Poll conducted by Harris Interactive. Jan. 15-16, 2003. N=1,010 adults nationwide. MoE 3.1.

.

"Would you say that the following represent a very serious threat to the United States, a moderately serious threat, just a slight threat, or no threat at all? . . ."

.

Very
Serious
Moderately
Serious
Slight None at All Unsure
% % % % %
Iraq 59 24 9 7 1
North Korea 45 31 13 9 2
Iran 35 31 19 13 2
China 22 35 22 18 3
Russia 11 25 27 34 3
Cuba 8 21 25 43 3

 

Knight Ridder poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates. Jan. 3-6, 2003. N=1,204 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"To begin, please tell me whether or not you think each of the following is a serious threat to the security of the United States today. What about [see below]? Do you think they are a serious threat, or not?"

.

  Yes,
Serious
Threat
No, Not a
Serious
Threat
Unsure
      % % %
Al Queda, Osama Bin Laden's organization 90 6 4
Iraq 75 19 7
North Korea 54 35 11
Iran 53 36 11

 

ABC News Poll. Jan. 2-5, 2003. N=1,044 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"On another subject, if you had to name one nation that you might consider the greatest threat to world peace, which nation would that be?" Open-ended

1/03 7/01 9/91 9/81
% % % %
Iraq 33 13 20 -
North Korea 18 1 - -
China 10 35 10 5
United States 10 8 7 7
Other Arab nations 4 3 4 2
Iran 3 5 5 5
Russia/Soviet Union 2 10 25 72
Afghanistan 2 - - -
Iraq and North Korea equally 2 0 0 0
Israel 1 2 2 4
Japan 1 2 2 -
Pakistan 1 - - -
Other 2 6 13 7
Don't know 12 14 13 -

 

Gallup Poll. March 17-19, 2000. N=1,024 adults nationwide.

.

"Now I am going to read you a list of countries, some of which have -- and some of which do not have -- nuclear weapons. As I read each one, please tell me whether you think possession of nuclear weapons by that country would pose a serious threat to the United States, or not. . . ." Half sample (Form A)

.

Serious threat Not a serious
threat
Unsure
% % %
China 78 18 4
Russia 73 23 4
Pakistan 65 29 6
Israel 40 58 2
India 39 55 6
Taiwan 39 56 5

.

"Now I am going to read you a list of countries, some of which have -- and some of which do not have -- nuclear weapons. As I read each one, please tell me whether you think possession of nuclear weapons by that country would pose a serious threat to world peace, or not. . . ." Half sample (Form B)

.

Serious threat Not a serious
threat
Unsure
% % %
China 81 16 3
Russia 75 22 3
Pakistan 72 20 8
India 54 38 8
Israel 51 43 6
Taiwan 44 48 8

 


Africa

CBS News Poll. July 31-Aug. 5, 2008. N=1,034 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Should the U.S. be doing more to help solve the problems facing countries in Africa, should it be doing less, or is the U.S. doing about the right amount?"

.

More Less About right Unsure  
% % % %  
7/31 - 8/5/08 22 23 44 11  

 


Europe

United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Nov. 3-6, 2011. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.7.

.

"As you may know, there is concern about Greece's ability to pay its debts and fears that, if Greece defaults, it will hurt the global economy -- including the United States. Do you think the U.S. should or should NOT provide any financial assistance to European nations and financial institutions which have already offered Greece aid if it undertakes reforms to repair its fiscal problems?"

.

Should Should not Unsure/
Refused
   
% % %    
11/3-6/11 21 71 8    

 

Gallup Poll. May 21-23, 2004. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"How much would you say you know about the organization called the European Union or the E.U.: a great deal, a fair amount, very little, or nothing at all?"

.

Great
Deal
Fair
Amount
Very
Little
Nothing
At All
No
Opinion
% % % % %
5/04 3 19 37 40 1

.

"In your opinion, how likely is it that the European Union will become a super power such as the United States: very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not at all likely?" Form B (N=496, MoE 5)

.

Very
Likely
Somewhat
Likely
Not Very
Likely
Not At
All Likely
No
Opinion
% % % % %
5/04 13 31 29 15 12

.

"In your opinion, would you say that the European Union tends to play a positive role, a negative role, or neither a positive nor a negative role regarding [see below]?" Form A (N=506, MoE 5)

.

  Positive Negative Neither No
Opinion
  % % % %
Growth of the world economy 48 15 24 13

.

Peace in the world 45 15 29 11

.

The war against terrorism 41 18 31 10

.

Protection of the environment 40 14 30 16

.

The fight against poverty in the world 33 18 33 16

 


Middle East
  

Pew Research Center. Oct. 4-7, 2012. N=1,511 adults nationwide.

.

"As you may know, recent protests and uprisings in Middle Eastern countries, such as Egypt and Libya, have led to major changes in political leadership. From what you have read and heard, do you think these changes will lead to lasting improvements for people living in these countries, or not?" N=762 (Form 1), margin of error 4.1.

.

Yes, lasting
improvements
No, no lasting
improvements
Unsure    
% % %    
10/4-7/12 25 57 18    

.

"Do you think these changes in political leadership in the Middle East will end up being good for the United States, bad for the United States, or won't have much effect on the United States?" Options rotated. N=762 (Form 1), margin of error 4.1.

.

Good Bad Won't have
much effect
Unsure  
% % % %  
10/4-7/12 14 36 38 12  

.

"When it comes to recent changes in political leadership in Middle Eastern countries such as Egypt and Libya, do you think the United States should be more involved or less involved than it currently is?" Options rotated. N=749 (Form 2), margin of error 4.2.

.

More
involved
Less
involved
Neither/
Same (vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  
10/4-7/12 23 63 4 10  

.

"Thinking about the political situation in the Middle East, which is more important: Democratic governments, even if there is less stability in the region, or, stable governments, even if there is less democracy in the region?" Options rotated. N=749 (Form 2), margin of error 4.2.
2011: "Thinking about recent events in the Middle East, which is more important: Democratic governments, even if there is less stability in the region, OR stable governments, even if there is less democracy in the region?"

.

Democratic
governments
Stable
governments
Unsure    
% % %    
10/4-7/12 30 54 15    
3/8-14/11 37 52 11    

 

Pew Research Center. May 25-30, 2011. N=1,509 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

.

"As you may know, there have been protests and calls for change in a number of Middle Eastern countries recently. From what you have read and heard, do you think these events will lead to lasting improvements for people living in these countries, or not?"

.

Yes, lasting
improvements
No, no lasting
improvements
Depends/Too
soon to tell (vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  
5/25-30/11 37 45 5 13  
3/30 - 4/3/11 42 43 3 12  

.

"Do you think the anti-government protests and changes in the Middle East will end up being good for the United States, bad for the United States, or won't have much effect on the United States?"

.

Good Bad Won't have
much effect
Depends/Too
soon to tell (vol.)
Unsure
% % % % %
5/25-30/11 23 26 36 4 11
3/30 - 4/3/11 24 35 28 4 9

 

Pew Research Center. March 30-April 3, 2011. N=1,507 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

.

"Thinking about U.S. policies toward the Middle East, how important should each of the following goals be? Should [see below] be a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all important goal?"

.

Very
important
Somewhat
important
Not too
important
Not at all
important
Unsure
% % % % %

.

"Preventing the spread of terrorism"
3/30 - 4/3/11 81 13 2 2 1

.

"Keeping oil prices low"
3/30 - 4/3/11 67 23 6 3 1

.

"Preventing attacks on civilians"
3/30 - 4/3/11 67 21 4 5 4

.

"Encouraging the spread of democracy"
3/30 - 4/3/11 42 36 10 6 5

.

"Helping to protect Israel"
3/30 - 4/3/11 39 37 11 9 5

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. March 11-13, 2011. N=515 adults nationwide. Margin of error 4.5.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation in Arab countries in the Middle East, such as Egypt and Libya?"

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    
3/11-13/11 49 43 8    

 

ABC News/Washington Post Poll. March 10-13, 2011. N=1,005 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.5.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Obama is handling the political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa?" Half sample

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    
3/10-13/11 45 44 12    

.

"Thinking about the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa: Do you think the demonstrators in these countries are mainly interested in establishing democratic governments, or mainly interested in establishing new governments but not necessarily democratic ones?"

.

Democratic Not necessarily
democratic
Unsure    
% % %    
3/10-13/11 20 71 9    

.

"In the long run, do you think the outcome of the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa will help or hurt U.S. political and economic interests in the region?" Half sample

.

Help Hurt No effect (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  
3/10-13/11 29 58 4 9  

.

"In the long run, do you think the outcome of the unrest in the Middle East and North Africa will help or hurt the ability of the U.S. to fight terrorist groups based in these countries?" Half sample

.

Help Hurt No effect (vol.) Unsure  
% % % %  
3/10-13/11 33 49 6 12  

 

NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R). Feb. 24-28, 2011. N=1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation in Egypt and the political unrest in other Arab countries?" Half sample (Form A), MoE 4.4

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    
2/24-28/11 55 30 15    

.

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling the situation in Libya?" Half sample (Form B), MoE 4.4

.

Approve Disapprove Unsure    
% % %    
2/24-28/11 48 26 26    

.

"Thinking about the whole Middle East, do you feel that over the past few months, the United States has gotten closer to its objectives of peace and democracy for the region, further away from its objectives of peace and democracy, or have things stayed about the same?" Half sample (Form A), MoE 4.4

.

Closer Further away About
the same
Unsure  
% % % %  
2/24-28/11 19 21 55 5  

.

"Will the current events in Egypt and protests in other Arab countries increase or decrease the chances for peace and stability in that region, or not make much difference either way?"

.

Increase Decrease Not much
difference
Too early
to tell (vol.)
Unsure
% % % % %
2/24-28/11 31 28 33 2 6

 

USA Today/Gallup Poll. Feb. 14, 2011. N=1,004 adults nationwide, interviewed via Gallup Daily tracking. Margin of error 4.

.

"As you may know, last week Egypt President Hosni Mubarak resigned after several weeks of demonstrations against the government in that country. Do you think the changes taking place in Egypt will increase the chances for enduring peace in the Middle East, not make any difference, or will decrease the chances for enduring peace in the Middle East?" Options rotated

.

Increase
the chances
Not make any
difference
Decrease
the chances
Unsure  
% % % %  
2/14/11 37 28 22 14  

.

"Just your best guess, do you think the recent events in Egypt will or will not result in democracy taking hold in other countries in the Middle East?"

.

Will Will not Unsure    
% % %    
2/14/11 47 44 9    

 

Ipsos/Reuters Poll conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs. Feb. 4-7, 2011. N=1,112 adults nationwide. Margin of error 3.1.

.

"Some people believe that the U.S. should always support democracy in the Middle East, even if it means that the newly democratic countries may elect Islamist governments that do not support our interests. Others believe that the U.S. should be cautious about supporting democracy in the Middle East because it is likely that the newly democratic countries may elect Islamist governments that do not support our interests. Which comes closest to your view?"

.

Should always
support
Should be
cautious
Unsure    
% % %    
2/4-7/11 32 58 10    

.

"Now that China and India are becoming world powers alongside the United States, some people believe that U.S. foreign policy should refocus away from the Middle East so that other world powers can work to bring about peaceful solutions there. Others believe that it is more important than ever for U.S. foreign policy to remain focused on the Middle East. Which of these comes closest to your view?"

.

Refocus away
from Middle East
Remain focused
on Middle East
Unsure    
% % %    
2/4-7/11 42 43 15    

 


Muslim Nations     See also:  Religion

USA Today/Gallup Poll. May 29-31, 2009. N=1,015 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"Now thinking in general about all the various countries in which most of the world's Muslims live -- How much would you say you know about the opinions and beliefs of people who live in Muslim countries: a great deal, a moderate amount, not much, or not at all?"

.

A Great Deal A Moderate
Amount
Not Much Not at All Unsure
% % % % %
5/29-31/09 10 43 36 11 -
1/15-18/07 6 37 43 14 -
3/13-16/06 7 37 43 13 1
3/1-3/02 5 41 42 12 -

.

"In general, please tell me whether your opinion of Muslim countries is very favorable, somewhat favorable, neither favorable nor unfavorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable?"

.

Very
Favorable
Somewhat
Favorable
Neither Somewhat
Unfavorable
Very
Unfavorable
% % % % %
5/29-31/09 3 18 37 27 12
1/15-18/07 3 23 34 23 12
3/13-16/06 3 22 32 25 12
3/1-3/02 2 22 33 27 14

.

"In general, do you think people in Muslim countries have a very favorable, somewhat favorable, neither favorable nor unfavorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable opinion of the United States?"

.

Very
Favorable
Somewhat
Favorable
Neither Somewhat
Unfavorable
Very
Unfavorable
% % % % %
5/29-31/09 3 10 5 36 44
1/15-18/07 2 9 4 31 50
3/13-16/06 3 9 4 33 49
3/1-3/02 1 8 7 35 47

.

"Do you think that the unfavorable views Muslims have of the U.S. are based mostly on what the U.S. has done, or are based mostly on misinformation provided by their media and government about what the U.S. has done?" Options rotated

.

What U.S.
Has Done
Misinformation Both/Neither
(vol.)
Unsure  
% % % %  
5/29-31/09 19 64 12 6  
1/15-18/07 26 57 13 4  
3/1-3/02 11 78 8 3  

.

"Is the quality of the relationship between the Muslim and the Western world important to you?"

.

Yes No Unsure    
% % %    
5/29-31/09 76 23 1    

 

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. May 14-17, 2009. N=1,010 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"In general, please tell me whether your opinion of Muslim countries is very favorable,
somewhat favorable, neither favorable nor unfavorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very
unfavorable."

.

Very
Favorable
Somewhat
Favorable
Neither
Favorable nor
Unfavorable
Somewhat
Unfavorable
Very
Unfavorable
% % % % %

5/14-17/09

4 17 31 26 20

.

"In general, do you think people in Muslim countries have a very favorable, somewhat
favorable, neither favorable nor unfavorable, somewhat unfavorable, or very unfavorable
opinion of the United States?"

.

Very
Favorable
Somewhat
Favorable
Neither
Favorable nor
Unfavorable
Somewhat
Unfavorable
Very
Unfavorable
% % % % %

5/14-17/09

2 12 6 31 47

.

"How much does it matter to you personally what people in Muslim countries think of the
U.S.: a great deal, a moderate amount, not much, or not at all?"

.

A Great
Deal
A Moderate
Amount
Not Much Not at All  
% % % %  

5/14-17/09

23 30 23 24  

.

"Do you think the U.S. is at war with the Muslim world, or not?"

.

Yes, at War No, Not
at War
Unsure

.

% % %

.

5/14-17/09

36 62 2

.

.

"Do you think the Muslim world considers itself at war with the U.S., or not?"

.

Yes, at War No, Not
at War
Unsure

.

% % %

.

5/14-17/09

62 34 3

.


 


South Asia

CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll. Dec. 1-2, 2008. N=1,096 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"In the ongoing dispute between India and Pakistan, do you think the U.S. should generally take India's side, generally take Pakistan's side, or should the U.S. not take either side?"

.

India's side Pakistan's side Not take
either side
Unsure  
% % % %  
12/1-2/08 15 1 81 3  

 

Investor's Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor poll conducted by TIPP, the polling arm of TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence. June 4-9, 2002. N=900 adults nationwide. MoE 3.3.

.

"How much have you read or heard about the current situation between India and Pakistan? Would you say a great deal, a fair amount, only a little, or nothing at all?"

.

%
Great deal 15
Fair amount 37
Only a little 39
Nothing at all 8

.

All questions below were asked of those who have read or heard about the India-Pakistan situation a "great deal" or "fair amount":

.

"If India were to start a MILITARY action against Pakistan, do you think that Pakistan would be justified to respond with NUCLEAR weapons, or not?"

.

%
Justified 15
Not justified 78
Not sure 7

.

"If Pakistan were to start a MILITARY action against India, do you think that India would be justified to respond with NUCLEAR weapons or not?"

.

%
Justified 16
Not justified 78
Not sure 7

.

"And if either side were to use NUCLEAR weapons first, do you think that the other side is justified to respond with NUCLEAR weapons or not?"

.

%
Justified 48
Not justified 45
Not sure 7

.

"Do you think that the U.S. has a responsibility to try to resolve the conflict between India and Pakistan or do you think the U.S. should stay out of the conflict?"

.

  %
U.S. has a responsibility 60
U.S. should stay out 34
Not sure 6

 

ABC News.com Poll. May 29-June 2, 2002. N=1,031 adults nationwide. MoE 3.

.

"How closely are you following news about the dispute between India and Pakistan over the area known as Kashmir: very closely, somewhat closely, not too closely or not closely at all?"

.

Very Somewhat Not Too Not at All Unsure
% % % % %
5-6/02 13 36 25 26 1

.

"Do you think the United States is doing enough to try to help resolve the conflict between Pakistan and India, or should it do more?"

.

Doing
Enough
Should
Do More
Doing Too
Much (vol.)
Unsure
% % % %
5-6/02 48 26 8 19

.

"Do you think the dispute between Pakistan and India is making it more difficult for the United States to conduct the war on terrorism, or not?"

.

Yes, More
Difficult
No, Not More
Difficult
Unsure
% % %
5-6/02 64 23 13

.

"How concerned are you that a nuclear war might break out between Pakistan and India? Is that something that worries you a great deal, somewhat, not too much or not at all?"

.

Great deal Somewhat Not too much Not at all Unsure
% % % % %
5-6/02 22 32 25 21 1

 


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