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Friday, June 17, 2005

Thoughts: 35% of Americans like the French

According to the poll they are shocked it is so low.

Trust between the French and Americans has slumped to its lowest level in 17 years, more than two years after a bitter feud over the Iraq war, an opinion poll showed on Friday.

The TNS-Sofres survey of 1,000 people in each country showed only 31 percent of French people have any "sympathy" for Americans, down from 39 percent in 2002.

Only 35 percent of Americans like the French, a drop from 50 percent in 2002, according to the poll, published in the Le Monde newspaper.

Me, I'm shocked that many Americans like the French.


  • At 3:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The survey showed an overwhelming 70 percent of French people believe the United States is not a loyal ally. Fifty-six percent of Americans said France was not a reliable partner.

    I think that this is an interesting note. Besides causing economic troubles for England 225 years ago, France has done little for the American republic. That cannot be said of the United States.

    French people openly supported French-speaking Democrat John Kerry in last November's presidential election, infuriating President Bush's Republican supporters.

    I like the word play ("President Bush's supporters," like he owns his supports)... but there weren't many people who were infuriated by the French favoring Kerry. In my experience, it was mostly reversed. French people were infuriated and disgusted with Americans who support Bush... If you're an American in France, at a bar or party, you are badgered with questions... and if you supported Bush, written off as an undesirable.

    - Mike (from

  • At 4:38 PM, Blogger Dave said…

    Mike, I linked your site to mine, just so you know.

    France has been one of our worse allies over the past few years. I wouldn't even call them an ally anymore. They, along with the Russians and Germans, have been supplying Saddam with his weapons even though there precious UN said they shouldn't. That is the real reason why they tried so hard to oppose our war against Terrorism in Iraq. Because they knew they would be found out to be lieing assholes.


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