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Womp! This Country Was Named The Greatest Threat To World Peace

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There's really no way to sugarcoat it: The rest of world believes that the United States is the country that poses the greatest threat to world peace, beating out all challengers by a wide margin.

This is the conclusion of a massive world opinion poll conducted by Win/Gallup International and released at the close of 2013. The poll, which was first conducted in 1977, asked over 66,000 thousand people across 68 countries this year a variety of questions about the world, including which country they would most like to call home, whether or not the world is becoming a generally better place and which country poses the greatest threat to world peace.

The U.S. was voted the biggest threat by far, garnering 24 percent of the vote. Pakistan was a very distant second with 8 percent, followed by China (6 percent) and Afghanistan (5 percent).

Perhaps not surprisingly, Americans had a slightly different view of the international troublemakers, naming Iran the top threat. Yet while Afghanistan garnered the second-most votes among American respondents, they also voted the U.S. among the most threatening nations -- in an unenviable veritable tie for third place with North Korea.

Interestingly, the U.S. was also the country to which people around the world would most like to move, if given the opportunity. Also, close to 50 percent of respondents expressed optimism about the future, reporting that they are more positive about 2014 than they were for 2013.

“Despite an unstable economic situation, our happiness index is extremely high all over the world except in Europe," Jean-Marc Leger, President of WIN/Gallup International Association, said in a statement. "Moreover people think that 2014 will be better than 2013. Optimism is back in the world.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/02/greatest-threat-world-peace-country_n_4531824.html

by on Jan. 3, 2014 at 7:25 AM
Replies (11-20):
Ednarooni160
by Eds on Jan. 3, 2014 at 11:45 AM

I say kick his bum out of office..then the world might be happy again.. But then again..if the world  said, "every U.S. citizen should jump off a cliff"..should we?

-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Jan. 3, 2014 at 1:34 PM
My son is actually making a short story about the world and America called " world war America "

The whole world just tells us to phuck off and unanimously votes to nuke us.

Which he knows is highly impossible
Interesting stuff.
jobseeker
by Bronze Member on Jan. 3, 2014 at 1:38 PM

 sidesplittinglaughter

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Jan. 3, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Still trying to work that puzzle?

People who speak as you do, drive Independent voters away from any candidate that you might support.

Continue to be insolent and stubborn- and continue to get the same results and mounting frustration. Your side is losing...

Quoting Billiejeens:


Quoting Sisteract:


Quoting Billiejeens:

Good -

Is it better to be loved or feared?

Feared I think - people don't fall out of fear.

The frightened and paranoid prove that one every single day- that's for sure.

 That's true -

Notice how the freightened and paranoid dumb masses vote Democrat, everytime the Dems say the evil Republicans are going to take their free birth control away.


Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2014 at 4:28 PM
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 I am always reluctant to say unkind things to you because I truly believe that age and drugs have addled your brain, and I feel sorry about that.

Romney won the independent vote - he did not turn out the Conservative vote.

Quoting Sisteract:

Still trying to work that puzzle?

People who speak as you do, drive Independent voters away from any candidate that you might support.

Continue to be insolent and stubborn- and continue to get the same results and mounting frustration. Your side is losing...

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

Quoting Sisteract:


Quoting Billiejeens:

Good -

Is it better to be loved or feared?

Feared I think - people don't fall out of fear.

The frightened and paranoid prove that one every single day- that's for sure.

 That's true -

Notice how the freightened and paranoid dumb masses vote Democrat, everytime the Dems say the evil Republicans are going to take their free birth control away.


 

JanuaryBaby06
by on Jan. 3, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Both. I want people to fear how much they love me.

Quoting Billiejeens:


Is it better to be loved or feared?



Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Jan. 3, 2014 at 4:48 PM
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 We Do!

Quoting JanuaryBaby06:

Both. I want people to fear how much they love me.

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

Is it better to be loved or feared?

 

 

 

JanuaryBaby06
by on Jan. 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM

It's not surprising that our view of Threats is soo different from the rest of the world. Our news sources seem pretty selective when it comes to sharing World Events & News, and for the most part try to show us ourselves in a positive light when other countries do not get to see us with the same sugar coating. They also get much more World News then we do. WHich are both side effects of the mindset that "we are too big too fail". WHich makes everyone else and anything else seem insignificant.

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Jan. 5, 2014 at 1:32 AM
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 What happened to the world that was in love with Obama when he went on his apology tour?

And to whom do those American haters turn when their asses are being attacked, or they want foreign aid?

Bonita131
by Bronze Member on Jan. 5, 2014 at 2:29 AM

 

Quoting Billiejeens:

 

Quoting Sisteract:


Quoting Billiejeens:

Good -

Is it better to be loved or feared?

Feared I think - people don't fall out of fear.

The frightened and paranoid prove that one every single day- that's for sure.

 That's true -

Notice how the freightened and paranoid dumb masses vote Democrat, everytime the Dems say the evil Republicans are going to take their free birth control away.

 How intelligent.

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