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Anglosphere Still Rules

Gallup has a very interesting poll out this week that charts Americans’ perceptions of foreign countries. The top three favorites? Canada, Australia, and Great Britain. The Anglosphere still rules the roost when it comes to Americans’ attitudes toward the world.

Other results of this Gallup poll are worth noting. Israel comes in at 71 percent favorability, compared to 19 percent for the Palestinian Authority. There are lots of Middle East analysts out there who complain that our Israel policies emerge from the nefarious influence of a few Zionist lobby groups in Washington. They should take a close look at polls like this, which show just how deep Israel’s popularity is across the country.

Also remarkable in the poll is the low position of Pakistan: Only 15 percent viewed it favorably, putting it in the company of Afghanistan (14 percent) and North Korea (13 percent). Pakistanis beware. India’s favorability was 75 percent, tied with France and above Israel.

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  • Walter Sobchak

    13% for North Korea? I am not sure about this polls validity.

  • Judge Smails

    Based on what we know of the average American’s grasp of geography, it’s a good bet most of those people probably confused South Korea with North Korea.

  • Bryan

    Cuba and Saudi Arabia are both twice as popular as the Palestinian Authority.

    This explains a lot about the colossal failures of the American pro-Palestinian movements.

  • Toni

    Demographer Joel Kotkin has an interesting piece on the persistance and importance of the Anglosphere.

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    We like most, those that are most like ourselves, those that share a similar culture. It is clear that Anglo Culture is mankind’s most successful culture, and all other cultures will be forced to adapt themselves to it. The English language, technology, entertainment, law, free enterprise, democracy, will all be adopted by other cultures as time goes by.
    “There’s no arguing with success”

  • JasonM

    Here’s an idea — why don’t we encourage millions of unskilled immigrants to arrive in the US, from countries as culturally remote from the Anglosphere as possible?

    Anything else would be “racist” and “discrimination.”

    That will be incredibly popular with the American public, and do wonders for the levels of social trust in the country.

    Best of all, in true American fashion, these immigrants will form large pressure groups devoted to complaining about those aspects of Anglosphere culture that they really don’t like.

    If you think I’m joking, try proposing that immigrants from Anglosphere countries should be given preferential treatment on grounds of cultural compatibility. Your ideas will be treated as pure Hitlerism.

    If you think I’m exaggerating, try reading a constant stream of stories about enslaved housemaids, polygamy, witchcraft, and all the other wonderful cultural practices brought by our new immigrants.

    The true fate of the Anglosphere: cultural suicide in the name of diverse multiculturalism.

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