In Britain, France, Germany and Russia, more people thought that the United States was a force for evil than for good.
The wildcard in the poll was Italy, where 49 per cent (compared to 27 per cent) thought that the US was a force for good. _
The poll also found a striking level of anti-American feeling in every country. A clear majority of Russians - 56 per cent - believe the US is a "force for evil" in the world. In Britain, only 33 per cent see America as a "force for good".It is fortunate for Americans that Europeans cannot decide their next president. There is no question that the Euros would be essentially single-issue voters this year.
Opinion towards America has become steadily more hostile throughout the presidency of George W Bush, with the Iraq war probably being the single most important factor. _Telegraph
Such opinions can almost certainly be laid at the feet of a strongly biased European media, which essentially reflects the strong anti-Bush, anti-war sentiment of the vast majority of North American journalists and media personalities as well. What we see, essentially, is a continent of people who allow their media to do their thinking for them. Quelle surprise!
Intelligent people can be led by the nose to most any conclusion, if they trust the persons leading them. One can see that in China, Vietnam, North Korea, in Nazi Germany, Stalinist Russia, and increasingly in today's Europe, although still at a nascent stage compared to the other examples. But every total government had to start somewhere. Europe has made a good start of it.