44% of Americans have a positive attitude towards Russia, 50% — negatively. These results gave the latest research service Gallup, which assessed: how U.S. residents appreciate other nations of the world.
For comparison, according to the polls in February 2013, the United States now to have a positive attitude 55% of Russians, 30% — negatively, reports Voice of America .
Most of all, Americans love Canada (positive rating of 91%), the UK (88%), Germany (85%), Japan (81%) and France (73%).
The least popular of Iran (to him are positive for only 8% of the U.S. population), North Korea (12%), Pakistan and Syria (and 14th%). Extremely low popularity — 15% — also from Afghanistan and the Palestinian Authority.
In the U.S., Russia slightly more popular than China (ranked 43%), but inferior to Mexico (47%).
Gallup conducts a similar survey for many decades. According to him, the policy has an impact on the popularity of various states in the U.S., but it is not the main.
It is significant that the Americans are now highly appreciates Germany and Japan, which in the 1940s and early 1950s, considered their main enemies.
In turn, in the 1950-1980-s of U.S. citizens have a negative attitude to the Soviet Union, the ratings of the successor of the Soviet Union — Russia is quite high. Curiously, according to Gallup, modern ratings of Russia and China are almost identical.
In turn, despite the fact that Israel has long been considered a key U.S. ally in the Middle East, its rating is relatively modest.
In general, Americans are more inclined to heat treat democracy and to U.S. allies, and with lukewarm or negative — of the State which, in their opinion, are a threat to the United States, are not traditional democracies, as well as to those countries in which there are internal conflicts.