May 5, 2009 - American Voters Say, 'Cuba, Si!' And 'Vive La France!' Quinnipiac University Thermometer Finds; Attitudes On Russia Chill

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American voters' views of Cuba, France and Iraq have improved in the last two years, while they have become more negative on Russia, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today that shows England at the top and Iran and North Korea at the bottom of the list.

The independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University Thermometer survey asks 2,041 registered voters nationwide to rate how much of a "friend or foe" of the United States they consider 15 countries and the Palestinian Authority, with ratings on a scale of 0 (least friendly) to 100 degrees (most friendly). A rating of 50 degrees constitutes a neutral reading.

Feelings about France are 12 degrees warmer since the Thermometer was first conducted in 2006, the biggest increase for any nation.

"Bring back the French fries! For the most part Americans are feeling more positively about the rest of the world. Even Iran, a nation viewed as a pariah, has improved slightly since 2007," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"One reason might be President Barack Obama's efforts to reengage with the rest of the world. Also, Americans are much more optimistic generally now about the future of the United States and that may be rubbing off into their views of the rest of the world."

England, with a mean score of 80 degrees, Canada (79 degrees) and Israel (69 degrees) are viewed as most friendly to the United States as has been the case since Quinnipiac University began asking this question in March of 2006. North Korea (15) and Iran (17) trail the field just as they have since then. Iran's score was up from the 15 it received in May, 2007.

"President Obama's recent overture to Cuba and talk of further improvement in ties may be responsible for Cuba's score jumping from 23 to 30 in the last two years," said Brown.

"France's jump from 45 in 2006 to 49 in 2007 to 57 today may be a reflection of the time that has passed since President's George W. Bush's policies led to a frosting of relations between the two countries," Brown added.

"As for Iraq, which jumped from 26 to 36, the United States is winding down its military effort there and U.S. casualties are down significantly, which could explain why Americans view the country more positively."

Conversely, Americans' views of Russia have gone in the other direction, with its score dropping from 48 to 42.

"Given the increased tension between the two countries in recent months and the growing perception among Americans that Vladimir Putin wants Russia to return to the dominant role on the world stage it enjoyed during the Cold War, it's not surprising that Americans feel less warmly toward Russia," said Brown.

The only country other than Russia and Iran to see their standing decline with the American people was Venezuela, whose leader Hugo Chavez has been a constant and outspoken critic of the United States, but its drop from 31 to 30 is statistically insignificant.

There has been virtually no change in how Americans view the Israelis and the Palestinians, whose government gets a 27 compared to Israel's 69.

"Nothing has changed in how American voters view Israel and the Palestinians; Americans are still strongly in Israel's corner," said Brown.

The countries and their mean Thermometer scores and their May 2007 scores in parentheses:
England - 80 (80) Canada - 79 (76) Israel 69 (67) India 59 (58) France 57 (49) Mexico 57 (57) China 45 (45) Russia 42 (48) Iraq 36 (26) Pakistan 32 (not previously asked) Afghanistan 32 (not previously asked) Cuba 30 (23) Venezuela 30 (31) Palestinian Government 27 (24) Iran 17 (15) North Korea 15 (17)

From April 21 - 27, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,041 registered voters nationwide with a margin of error of +/- 2.2 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed - http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, or call (203) 582-5201.

17. (INTRO TO Q17a-17p) I'd like to get your feelings about some countries and governing organizations who have been in the news and what sort of a relationship you feel they have with the United States. I'll read the name of a country or governing organization and I'd like you to rate how much of a friend or foe they are to the U.S. using the feeling thermometer. You can choose any number between 0 and 100. The higher the number, the warmer or more friendly you feel they are to the U.S. The lower the number, the colder or less friendly they are. If we come to a country or governing organization of whom you haven't heard enough about to form an opinion, you don't need to rate them. Just tell me and we'll move on to the next one. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- is to the U.S.? (Mean/Average temperature ratings in this table have been rounded)
                   MEAN TEMPERATURE RATING ON THERMOMETER OF 0-100 DEGREES....
                   Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
Afghanistan        32     32     31     32     36     28     31     27     35
Canada             79     77     79     80     81     77     80     70     76
China              45     43     47     45     47     42     44     48     47
Cuba               30     23     34     32     32     29     30     35     32
England            80     80     80     80     82     78     81     74     79
France             57     51     62     58     57     57     57     63     56
India              59     59     59     60     63     56     60     55     58
Iran               17     13     21     17     17     17     16     20     23
Iraq               36     41     32     35     41     31     36     29     30
Israel             69     71     66     70     73     64     69     64     63
Mexico             57     54     60     57     59     55     57     56     62
North Korea        15     12     18     15     13     17     13     24     22
Pakistan           32     34     33     32     36     29     32     30     34
Palestinian Gov't  27     24     31     26     27     27     26     28     35
Russia             42     39     45     42     44     41     42     40     46
Venezuela          30     25     36     30     29     31     29     36     35
 
TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- is to the U.S.? (Mean/Average temperature ratings in this table have been rounded)
                   MEAN TEMPERATURE RATING ON THERMOMETER OF 0-100 DEGREES
                   May 5   May 7   Feb 26  Nov 30  Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                   2009    2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
Afghanistan        32      na      na      na      na      na      na
Canada             79      76      75      73      72      71      71
China              45      45      43      44      39      42      42
Cuba               30      23      22      24      24      24      27
England            80      80      78      79      78      76      76
France             57      49      48      45      43      45      45
Germany            na      61      60      58      na      na      na
India              59      58      56      57      53      55      52
Iran               17      15      14      16      14      17      17
Iraq               36      26      27      26      28      29      27
Israel             69      67      67      68      66      63      62
Mexico             57      57      56      51      51      50      55
North Korea        15      17      16      14      15      18      20
Pakistan           32      na      na      na      na      na      na
Palestinian Gov't  27      24      24      24      23      25      25
Russia             42      48      43      46      46      44      47
Saudi Arabia       na      43      40      40      38      40      38
Syria              na      25      24      24      22      na      na
United Nations     na      52      50      50      49      50      51
Venezuela          30      31      30      31      36      37      na
 
 
17a. (See INTRO at Q17) How friendly or unfriendly do you think - Afghanistan is to the U.S.?
                  Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
0-20 degrees      37%    38%    35%    37%    31%    42%    37%    46%    32%
21-40             22     21     24     22     25     20     23     22     16
41-60             22     21     19     25     29     16     22     14     26
61-80              8      9      8      6      9      6      7      6     11
81-100 degrees     1      2      2      -      2      1      1      2      -
Don't Know         9      9     11      7      4     14      9      8     12
Refused            1      1      1      2      1      1      1      1      3
 
<50               60%    60%    61%    62%    58%    62%    61%    68%    51%
50                13     13     11     14     16     11     13      9     14
>50               16     17     16     15     22     11     15     14     20
 
Mean temp       31.7   32.1   31.3   31.6   36.0   27.5   31.4   26.8   34.5
 
 
17b. (See INTRO at Q17) How friendly or unfriendly do you think - Canada is to the U.S.?
                   Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
0-20 degrees        3%     3%     3%     3%     2%     4%     2%     7%     5%
21-40               2      2      3      1      2      3      2      7      -
41-60              11     13     10     11     10     12     11     17     12
61-80              31     31     30     30     31     30     31     29     37
81-100 degrees     47     46     48     50     53     43     50     33     38
Don't Know          5      3      5      5      2      7      4      7      4
Refused             1      -      -      1      -      1      -      -      3
 
<50                 6%     6%     7%     4%     4%     7%     5%    13%     5%
50                  6      5      5      5      4      7      5      9     11
>50                84     86     82     84     91     78     86     70     76
 
Mean temp        78.6   77.4   78.7   80.0   80.9   76.5   79.9   69.7   75.9
 
TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Canada is to the U.S.?
                   May 5   May 7   Feb 26  Nov 30  Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                   2009    2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
0-20 degrees        3       4       4       3       5       4       5
21-40               2       3       4       5       4       5       4
41-60              11      12      13      18      19      19      20
61-80              31      34      33      36      36      37      38
81-100 degrees     47      43      41      35      33      32      30
DON'T KNOW          5       4       4       3       2       2       3
REFUSED             1       -       -       -       -       -       -
 
<50                 6       7       9       8      11      10      10
50                  6       7       8      11       9      11      12
>50                84      81      79      78      78      77      75
 
Mean temp        78.6    76.2    75.4    73.4    71.7    71.4    70.9
 
 
17c. (See INTRO at Q17) How friendly or unfriendly do you think - China is to the U.S.?
                   Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
0-20 degrees       18%    19%    15%    19%    16%    20%    18%    15%    23%
21-40              22     23     22     21     22     21     22     24     13
41-60              33     37     31     33     38     29     34     30     26
61-80              17     13     20     17     18     15     15     16     29
81-100 degrees      3      2      3      3      4      3      3      7      -
Don't Know          7      5      8      5      1     11      7      8      7
Refused             1      1      -      1      -      1      1      -      3
 
<50                42%    46%    38%    42%    41%    43%    43%    39%    38%
50                 21     24     17     21     22     20     21     20     13
>50                30     24     36     31     35     25     28     34     39
 
Mean temp        44.7   42.6   46.9   44.8   47.1   42.3   43.9   47.7   46.7
 
TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think China is to the U.S.?
                   May 5  May 7   Feb 26  Nov 30  Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                   2009   2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
0-20 degrees       18     18      21      20      29      22      23
21-40              22     23      21      22      22      27      23
41-60              33     32      30      35      31      29      32
61-80              17     15      16      16      11      14      13
81-100 degrees      3      4       3       3       3       2       3
DON'T KNOW          7      8       8       4       4       5       6
REFUSED             1      -       -       -       -       -       -
 
<50                42     42      45      44      53      52      48
50                 21     20      19      21      19      16      19
>50                30     30      29      31      23      27      27
 
Mean temp        44.7   44.5    43.3    44.2    39.0    41.6    41.5
 
 
17d. (See INTRO at Q17) How friendly or unfriendly do you think - Cuba is to the U.S.?
                   Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
0-20 degrees       39%    53%    31%    36%    39%    39%    40%    29%    35%
21-40              27     23     31     27     28     26     27     32     19
41-60              17     11     19     19     18     16     17     12     24
61-80               7      3      9      8      9      6      6     11      3
81-100 degrees      1      1      2      1      2      1      1      3      2
Don't Know          8      8      8      8      4     12      8     10     13
Refused             1      1      1      1      -      1      -      3      3
 
<50                67%    77%    63%    66%    69%    66%    68%    65%    57%
50                 10      7     11     10     10     10     11      4     14
>50                13      7     17     15     16     11     12     19     13
 
Mean temp        30.3   22.8   34.2   31.9   31.7   29.0   29.6   35.2   31.5
 
TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Cuba is to the U.S.?
                   May 5  May 7   Feb 26  Nov 30  Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                   2009   2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
0-20 degrees       39     52      56      52      55      50      46
21-40              27     22      18      23      20      23      24
41-60              17     11      11      14      13      14      16
61-80               7      3       4       3       5       4       5
81-100 degrees      1      1       1       2       1       1       2
DON'T KNOW          8     10       9       6       5       7       7
REFUSED             1      -       -       -       -       -       -
 
<50                67     75      76      77      76      75      72
50                 10      7       9       9       9       9      10
>50                13      7       7       9      10       9      11
 
Mean temp        30.3   23.0    21.8    24.1    24.0    24.4    27.2
 
 
17e. (See INTRO at Q17) How friendly or unfriendly do you think - England is to the U.S.?
                   Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
0-20 degrees        3%     3%     3%     3%     2%     3%     3%     3%     2%
21-40               2      1      5      2      2      3      2      9      1
41-60               9     10      8      8      6     11      8     12     16
61-80              31     32     29     32     33     29     32     28     25
81-100 degrees     48     49     48     49     54     44     50     35     44
Don't Know          6      4      8      5      3      9      5     13      9
Refused             1      -      -      1      -      1      -      1      3
 
<50                 5%     4%     7%     4%     4%     6%     4%    12%     4%
50                  5      5      4      5      3      7      4      6      9
>50                83     87     81     85     90     78     86     69     76
 
Mean temp        79.7   79.8   79.6   80.2   81.6   78.0   80.5   73.9   79.3
 
TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think England is to the U.S.?
                   May 5   May 7   Feb 26  Nov 30  Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                   2009    2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
0-20 degrees        3       3       5       2       4       4       3
21-40               2       2       2       3       2       4       3
41-60               9       8      11      12      11      12      14
61-80              31      28      29      33      30      34      34
81-100 degrees     48      53      49      48      50      42      42
DON'T KNOW          6       6       4       2       3       5       4
REFUSED             1       -       -       -       -       -       -
 
<50                 5       6       7       5       7       8       7
50                  5       5       7       6       6       6       7
>50                83      84      82      87      84      81      82
 
Mean temp        79.7    80.4    77.9    78.9    78.3    76.0    76.4
 
 
17f. (See INTRO at Q17) How friendly or unfriendly do you think - France is to the U.S.?
                   Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
0-20 degrees       10%    14%     7%     9%     9%    10%    10%     4%    16%
21-40              14     18      8     14     15     13     14     11      6
41-60              26     30     25     25     29     25     27     26     15
61-80              31     24     37     33     35     28     31     25     39
81-100 degrees     10      7     13     12      9     12     10     15     10
Don't Know          8      7     10      7      4     12      7     18     12
Refused             1      1      -      1      -      1      1      -      3
 
<50                25%    33%    17%    24%    25%    24%    26%    16%    24%
50                 15     19     13     13     15     15     16     11      6
>50                51     40     60     55     55     48     51     54     56
 
Mean temp        57.0   50.8   61.8   58.4   57.2   56.7   56.7   63.2   55.6
 
TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think France is to the U.S.?
                   May 5   May 7   Feb 26  Nov 30  Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                   2009    2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
0-20 degrees       10      17      20      21      24      22      21
21-40              14      16      17      24      22      23      22
41-60              26      30      28      28      25      26      29
61-80              31      22      20      19      18      19      18
81-100 degrees     10       6       8       5       5       4       5
DON'T KNOW          8       8       7       3       5       6       6
REFUSED             1       -       -       -       -       -       -
 
<50                25      36      38      47      48      46      44
50                 15      17      17      16      14      15      16
>50                51      39      38      33      33      33      34
 
Mean temp        57.0    49.0    47.7    44.6    43.2    44.5    45.0
 
 
17g. (See INTRO at Q17) How friendly or unfriendly do you think - India is to the U.S.?
                   Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
0-20 degrees        6%     6%     7%     6%     4%     8%     6%    11%     7%
21-40              10      8     13      8     10      9     10     14     10
41-60              24     25     23     25     25     24     24     27     28
61-80              30     30     29     31     38     23     31     17     30
81-100 degrees      9      6     10     10     11      7      8     12      7
Don't Know         20     24     19     17     11     27     21     19     15
Refused             1      1      -      2      1      1      1      -      3
 
<50                18%    16%    21%    16%    17%    19%    17%    24%    18%
50                 13     13     10     15     12     13     12     15     16
>50                49     47     50     51     59     40     49     41     48
 
Mean temp        59.3   58.8   59.1   60.2   62.5   56.0   59.8   54.5   58.4
 
TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think India is to the U.S.?
                   May 5  May 7   Feb 26  Nov 30  Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                   2009   2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
0-20 degrees        6      7       9       6      10       8       9
21-40              10     10      11      12      13      13      13
41-60              24     26      26      32      30      30      32
61-80              30     27      27      29      26      27      21
81-100 degrees      9      7       7       6       5       5       4
DON'T KNOW         20     23      21      15      16      17      19
REFUSED             1      -       -       -       -       -       -
 
<50                18     18      21      20      25      23      25
50                 13     14      13      18      17      16      17
>50                49     45      45      47      43      44      38
 
Mean temp        59.3   57.9    56.1    56.6    53.4    54.8    52.1
 
 
17h. (See INTRO at Q17) How friendly or unfriendly do you think - Iran is to the U.S.?
                   Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
0-20 degrees       64%    75%    54%    64%    68%    60%    66%    53%    47%
21-40              18     11     24     18     19     17     17     28     24
41-60               8      6     10      7      8      8      8      8     12
61-80               2      -      2      2      2      2      1      3      3
81-100 degrees      -      1      -      -      1      -      -      -      -
Don't Know          8      6      9      7      3     12      8      8     11
Refused             1      1      -      1      -      1      -      -      3
 
<50                84%    87%    82%    83%    88%    80%    85%    84%    72%
50                  5      4      5      5      6      4      5      4     10
>50                 3      2      4      3      3      3      2      4      4
 
Mean temp        17.3   13.3   20.7   17.1   17.3   17.3   16.3   20.1   22.9
 
TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Iran is to the U.S.?
                   May 5  May 7   Feb 26  Nov 30  Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                   2009   2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
0-20 degrees       64     72      73      69      73      67      67
21-40              18     15      14      18      14      18      17
41-60               8      6       5       8       6       8       7
61-80               2      2       2       2       2       2       2
81-100 degrees      -      -       1       -       -       1       1
DON'T KNOW          8      5       5       3       4       5       6
REFUSED             1      -       -       -       -       -       -
 
<50                84     88      88      88      89      85      85
50                  5      4       3       5       4       5       4
>50                 3      3       3       3       4       4       4
 
Mean temp        17.3   14.7    13.5    15.5    13.9    16.9    16.7
 
 
17i. (See INTRO at Q17) How friendly or unfriendly do you think - Iraq is to the U.S.?
                   Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
0-20 degrees       35%    31%    37%    37%    27%    42%    34%    45%    45%
21-40              19     15     23     19     21     18     20     18     18
41-60              24     26     23     24     29     20     23     25     28
61-80              14     20      9     13     17     10     15      5      4
81-100 degrees      2      3      1      2      3      1      2      -      2
Don't Know          5      4      7      4      3      7      6      5      2
Refused             1      1      -      2      -      2      1      1      3
 
<50                56%    48%    63%    56%    49%    62%    55%    66%    64%
50                 14     17     14     13     16     12     14     14     14
>50                24     31     16     25     32     17     24     14     17
 
Mean temp        35.6   40.9   31.9   35.3   40.8   30.7   36.2   28.5   29.8
 
TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Iraq is to the U.S.?
                   May 5   May 7   Feb 26  Nov 30  Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                   2009    2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
0-20 degrees       35      50      50      51      50      46      49
21-40              19      17      16      19      16      17      19
41-60              24      18      18      20      20      20      16
61-80              14       7       8       6       9       9       8
81-100 degrees      2       2       3       2       2       3       2
DON'T KNOW          5       6       5       3       3       4       4
REFUSED             1       -       -       -       -       -       1
 
<50                56      68      67      70      67      65      70
50                 14      12      12      14      12      13      11
>50                24      14      16      12      17      18      15
 
Mean temp        35.6    26.1    27.1    25.9    27.7    29.3    27.1
 
 
17j. (See INTRO at Q17) How friendly or unfriendly do you think - Israel is to the U.S.?
                   Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
0-20 degrees        7%     6%     8%     6%     5%     9%     6%     9%    12%
21-40               7      5      9      7      5      9      7     10      8
41-60              16     18     17     16     15     17     17     15     17
61-80              27     25     27     28     31     24     27     26     32
81-100 degrees     31     35     26     31     37     25     31     24     21
Don't Know         11     10     12     11      7     15     11     17      8
Refused             1      1      1      1      -      1      1      -      3
 
<50                15%    12%    20%    13%    11%    19%    15%    20%    21%
50                  9     10      8     10      8     10      9      9      5
>50                64     68     59     65     74     54     64     54     63
 
Mean temp        68.6   70.8   65.6   69.8   73.1   64.3   69.3   64.0   62.6
 
TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Israel is to the U.S.?
                   May 5   May 7   Feb 26  Nov 30  Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                   2009    2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
0-20 degrees        7      11      11       8      11      10      11
21-40               7       7       8       7       8      10      11
41-60              16      15      14      19      19      20      22
61-80              27      26      26      28      26      27      25
81-100 degrees     31      30      32      31      31      24      23
DON'T KNOW         11      11      10       6       5       8       7
REFUSED             1       -       -       -       -       -       -
 
<50                15      19      20      16      19      21      22
50                  9       8       8      11      12      11      12
>50                64      62      63      67      63      60      58
 
Mean temp        68.6    66.7    66.5    68.2    65.9    62.9    61.8
 
 
17k. (See INTRO at Q17) How friendly or unfriendly do you think - Mexico is to the U.S.?
                   Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
0-20 degrees       11%    11%    11%    11%     9%    13%    11%    11%    10%
21-40              11     15      8     11     10     13     12     13      4
41-60              28     33     26     29     31     26     28     28     24
61-80              33     29     36     33     37     30     33     30     40
81-100 degrees     10      6     13     10     11     10     10     11     12
Don't Know          5      4      6      5      2      8      5      6      6
Refused             1      1      -      1      -      1      1      -      3
 
<50                24%    28%    20%    24%    20%    27%    24%    27%    17%
50                 17     19     15     18     19     15     17     14     16
>50                54     49     59     53     59     49     54     52     59
 
Mean temp        56.9   53.5   59.9   57.1   59.3   54.7   56.7   56.0   61.6
 
TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Mexico is to the U.S.?
                   May 5  May 7   Feb 26  Nov 30  Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                   2009   2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
0-20 degrees       11%    11      13      14      17      15      11
21-40              11     11      12      17      14      18      13
41-60              28     31      27      32      29      31      33
61-80              33     32      31      25      27      23      27
81-100 degrees     10     10      11       7       8       8       9
DON'T KNOW          5      6       5       4       5       4       5
REFUSED             1      -       -       -       -       -       -
 
<50                24     23      25      33      32      36      26
50                 17     19      17      19      16      17      19
>50                54     51      52      44      46      42      49
 
Mean temp        56.9   56.9    56.1    51.4    51.4    50.1    54.9
 
 
17l. (See INTRO at Q17) How friendly or unfriendly do you think - North Korea is to the U.S.?
                   Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
0-20 degrees       67%    73%    58%    72%    76%    60%    71%    45%    50%
21-40              14     12     19     11     13     15     13     24     21
41-60               6      2      8      6      4      7      4     10     13
61-80               1      1      2      2      1      2      1      3      0
81-100 degrees      1      1      -      1      1      1      -      1      3
Don't Know         10     11     13      7      5     15     10     16     10
Refused             1      -      -      1      -      1      -      -      3
 
<50                82%    84%    77%    84%    90%    75%    84%    69%    71%
50                  4      2      5      4      2      5      3      5     10
>50                 4      3      5      5      3      5      2     10      5
 
Mean temp        15.0   11.9   18.3   14.9   12.8   17.2   13.1   23.9   22.2
 
TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think North Korea is to the U.S.?
                   May 5  May 7   Feb 26  Nov 30  Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                   2009   2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
0-20 degrees       67     65      67      73      68      61      60
21-40              14     14      14      14      14      18      17
41-60               6      8       7       7       7       9      10
61-80               1      2       2       1       2       2       3
81-100 degrees      1      -       1       1       -       1       1
DON'T KNOW         10     10       9       5       7       9       9
REFUSED             1      -       -       -       -       -       -
 
<50                82     81      82      88      83      81      78
50                  4      4       4       4       5       5       7
>50                 4      5       5       3       4       5       6
 
Mean temp        15.0   16.7    15.7    13.5    15.0    18.4    19.7
 
 
17m. (See INTRO at Q17) How friendly or unfriendly do you think - Pakistan is to the U.S.?
                   Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
0-20 degrees       30%    31%    28%    33%    25%    35%    31%    39%    22%
21-40              28     23     33     27     33     24     29     20     35
41-60              21     23     20     21     26     16     21     20     18
61-80               5      6      5      6      6      5      4      7      7
81-100 degrees      1      1      1      -      1      1      -      -      -
Don't Know         14     14     15     12      8     19     14     13     16
Refused             1      1      -      1      -      1      1      -      3
 
<50                61%    57%    63%    62%    61%    60%    61%    64%    58%
50                 13     15     11     13     16     10     14      8     14
>50                12     13     12     12     15      9     10     15     10
 
Mean temp        32.4   33.6   32.6   31.8   35.8   29.0   31.8   29.8   34.3
 
 
17n. (See INTRO at Q17) How friendly or unfriendly do you think the Palestinian government is to the U.S.?
                   Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
0-20 degrees       40%    44%    33%    41%    41%    38%    41%    39%    30%
21-40              23     23     24     23     28     19     24     17     18
41-60              13     12     14     14     15     11     12     15     22
61-80               5      3      8      4      4      6      4      9      6
81-100 degrees      1      1      1      1      1      1      -      -      3
Don't Know         18     16     21     16     11     24     18     19     18
Refused             1      1      -      1      -      1      1      -      3
 
<50                64%    69%    59%    66%    71%    58%    66%    62%    49%
50                  7      7      7      8      8      7      8      4     15
>50                 9      7     13      9     10      9      8     14     15
 
Mean temp        26.8   24.4   30.7   26.1   26.8   26.9   25.7   27.7   34.6
 
TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think the Palestinian government is to the U.S.?
                   May 5  May 7   Feb 26  Nov 30  Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                   2009   2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
0-20 degrees       40     45      44      48      51      45      47
21-40              23     22      23      24      21      23      23
41-60              13     12      13      14      13      13      13
61-80               5      4       3       3       3       4       4
81-100 degrees      1      -       1       -       1       1       1
DON'T KNOW         18     17      15      11      10      13      11
REFUSED             1      -       -       -       1       1       1
 
<50                64     69      69      72      74      71      72
50                  7      7       9       9       9       8       8
>50                 9      7       6       8       7       8       8
 
Mean temp        26.8   24.4    24.3    23.8    22.8    25.0    24.6
 
 
17o. (See INTRO at Q17) How friendly or unfriendly do you think - Russia is to the U.S.?
                   Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
0-20 degrees       18%    22%    14%    18%    15%    20%    17%    23%    16%
21-40              26     28     23     26     30     22     26     22     18
41-60              33     31     36     32     36     30     33     34     33
61-80              12      9     14     13     13     11     12     10     20
81-100 degrees      2      1      2      2      2      1      2      2      -
Don't Know         10      9     10      8      4     14     10     10     10
Refused             -      -      -      1      -      1      -      -      3
 
<50                46%    53%    39%    47%    47%    45%    46%    47%    34%
50                 20     18     23     20     23     18     20     22     25
>50                24     20     28     24     26     22     24     21     28
 
Mean temp        42.1   38.7   45.0   42.4   43.7   40.5   42.2   39.8   46.1
 
TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Russia is to the U.S.?
                   May 5  May 7   Feb 26  Nov 30  Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 3
                   2009   2007    2007    2006    2006    2006    2006
 
0-20 degrees       18     12      19      16      16      15      13
21-40              26     20      22      20      21      24      22
41-60              33     37      33      38      37      36      39
61-80              12     18      15      18      18      15      18
81-100 degrees      2      2       2       2       2       2       2
DON'T KNOW         10     10       9       6       6       7       6
REFUSED             -      -       -       -       -       -       -
 
<50                46     34      42      38      39      43      37
50                 20     23      21      24      22      21      22
>50                24     32      28      32      33      29      35
 
Mean temp        42.1   47.7    43.1    46.2    45.5    44.3    47.1
 
 
17p. (See INTRO at Q17) How friendly or unfriendly do you think - Venezuela is to the U.S.?
                   Tot    Rep    Dem    Ind    Men    Wom    Wht    Blk    His
 
0-20 degrees       32%    43%    22%    31%    37%    27%    33%    24%    25%
21-40              20     17     21     23     25     16     21     17     18
41-60              12      9     16     11     12     12     11     11     33
61-80               6      5      6      7      6      6      6      6      5
81-100 degrees      2      1      2      1      2      1      1      5      -
Don't Know         27     23     32     25     18     35     28     34     17
Refused             1      2      1      2      1      2      1      2      3
 
<50                53%    61%    44%    56%    63%    45%    55%    42%    47%
50                  7      6     10      6      7      7      6      9     20
>50                11      9     13     11     11     11     10     13     14
 
Mean temp        30.0   24.5   35.8   30.4   28.8   31.3   28.6   36.4   35.1
 
TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Venezuela is to the U.S.?
                   May 5  May 7   Feb 26  Nov 30  Aug 28  Jun 12
                   2009   2007    2007    2006    2006    2006
 
0-20 degrees       32     31      35      35      28      21
21-40              20     15      15      17      17      19
41-60              12     12      13      17      18      20
61-80               6      8       8       8       9       7
81-100 degrees      2      2       2       1       3       2
DON'T KNOW         27     31      27      22      25      30
REFUSED             1      -       -       -       -       -
 
<50                53     48      52      53      46      42
50                  7      8       7      10      11      14
>50                11     13      14      14      18      14
 
Mean temp        30.0   31.2    30.3    30.9    35.9    36.9