August 28, 2006 - U.S. Voters Feel Better About Israel, Quinnipiac University National Thermometer Shows; Feelings For Iran, Palestinians, Syria Are Cooler Still
Americans' view of Israel has become even more positive since the recent war between the Jewish state and Hezbollah forces, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today. Americans see the Palestinians and Iran, both of whom are strong Hezbollah allies, as slightly less friendly to the United States than they were in a June 12 poll by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University. In addition, Syria, another Hezbollah benefactor, is viewed by the U.S. public more negatively than any country other than North Korea and Iran.

The poll of 1,080 American voters gives respondents the names of 17 countries or institutions and asks them to rate each on a scale of 0 -100 according to "how friendly or unfriendly do you think" each nation or group is to the United States.

The mean scores for each nation or institution:



1) England - 78.3

2) Canada - 71.7

3) Israel - 65.9

4) India - 53.4

5) Mexico - 51.4

6) United Nations - 49.2

7) Russia - 45.5

8) France - 43.2

9) China - 39

10) Saudi Arabia - 38.2

11) Venezuela - 35.9

12) Iraq - 27.7

13) Cuba - 24

14) Palestinian Government - 22.8

15) Syria - 21.7

16) North Korea - 15

17) Iran - 13.9



"The changes since our last poll show that the recent fighting in the Middle East has strengthened Americans' view that Israel is a friend to the U.S. and that Iran, Syria and the Palestinians are not," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.

"The biggest change toward Israel has been among political independents."

When Quinnipiac last asked Americans to rate those nations in June, Israel received a score of 62.9. The increase to 65.9 represented the largest jump of any nation surveyed compared to the previous survey. Israel's support in the United States is stronger among Republicans (70.9) and independents (68.1) than among Democrats (60) and among men (71.9) than women ( 60.5).

In other findings:
  • The Palestinian government dropped from 25 to 22.8;
  • Iran fell from 16.9 to 13.9;
  • Syria, which was not listed previously, scored the third worst overall at 21.7.
In each case, Democrats and women view those countries marginally more favorably than Republicans, independents or men.

Saudi Arabia, which condemned the original Hezbollah attack, dropped slightly from 39.5 in June to 38.2.

"Although the changes in each case are modest, together it is reasonable to assume that they show the recent fighting increased Americans' sympathies toward Israel and increased the animosity in the United States toward Israel's enemies," said Brown.

Recent developments in Cuba have not changed Americans' feelings toward the island, which measured 24.4 in June.

From August 17 - 23, Quinnipiac University surveyed 1,080 registered voters nationwide. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points.

The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida and nationwide as a public service and for research.

For additional data -- www.quinnipiac.edu or call (203) 582-5201

3. 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 who 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 ...



TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- is to the U.S.? (na = not asked)

                        MEAN SCORE............
                        Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                        2006    2006    2006


Canada 71.7 71.4 70.9

China 39.0 41.6 41.5

Cuba 24.0 24.4 27.2

England 78.3 76.0 76.4

France 43.2 44.5 45.0

India 53.4 54.8 52.1

Iran 13.9 16.9 16.7

Iraq 27.7 29.3 27.1

Israel 65.9 62.9 61.8

Mexico 51.4 50.1 54.9

North Korea 15.0 18.4 19.7

Palestinian Gov't. 22.8 25.0 24.6

Russia 45.5 44.3 47.1

Saudi Arabia 38.2 39.5 38.2

Syria 21.7 na na United Nations 49.2 50.1 50.6

Venezuela 35.9 36.9 na



3a. How friendly or unfriendly do you think - China is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 29% 30% 27% 27% 30% 27% 21-40 22 26 20 20 20 23 41-60 31 30 33 35 30 32 61-80 11 10 11 10 15 8 81-100 3 1 4 2 2 3 DK 4 3 4 6 3 6 RF - - - - - -

<50 53% 58% 51% 49% 52% 53% 50 19 18 18 23 17 21 >50 23 21 27 22 28 20

Mean 39.0 37.3 40.5 39.6 39.5 38.5

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 29% 30% 27% 28% 22% 32% 21-40 22 21 23 24 22 22 41-60 29 33 33 32 39 30 61-80 11 12 11 9 15 10 81-100 4 3 1 2 1 2 DK 6 1 6 4 2 4 RF - - - - - -

<50 54% 52% 53% 55% 45% 57% 50 20 19 18 19 23 19 >50 21 27 24 21 29 20

Mean 38.9 39.5 38.6 38.0 41.7 36.7

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think China is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 29% 22% 23% 21-40 22 27 23 41-60 31 29 32 61-80 11 14 13 81-100 3 2 3 DON'T KNOW 4 5 6 REFUSED - - -

<50 53% 52% 48% 50 19 16 19 >50 23 27 27

Mean 39.0 41.6 41.5



3b. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- Russia is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 16% 16% 17% 16% 10% 20% 21-40 21 26 21 16 22 21 41-60 37 40 34 37 42 34 61-80 18 13 18 23 19 16 81-100 2 2 1 2 3 1 DK 6 4 8 6 4 8 RF - - - - - -

<50 39% 43% 40% 34% 35% 42% 50 22 23 22 20 25 19 >50 33 30 30 40 36 30

Mean 45.5 44.2 44.0 48.0 48.1 43.2

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 15% 18% 15% 11% 11% 13% 21-40 22 19 23 24 17 22 41-60 38 36 39 43 46 38 61-80 17 23 13 15 20 21 81-100 2 1 2 2 2 2 DK 7 3 8 5 5 3 RF - - - - - -

<50 39% 38% 40% 37% 31% 37% 50 22 24 20 27 22 26 >50 33 34 32 31 42 34

Mean 46.1 45.6 44.8 46.9 50.1 47.4

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Russia is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13 
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 16% 15% 13% 21-40 21 24 22 41-60 37 36 39 61-80 18 15 18 81-100 2 2 2 DON'T KNOW 6 7 6 REFUSED - - -

<50 39% 43% 37% 50 22 21 22 >50 33 29 35

Mean 45.5 44.3 47.1



3c. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- France is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 24% 33% 20% 20% 25% 24% 21-40 22 23 21 25 23 21 41-60 25 22 26 25 27 24 61-80 18 16 19 21 19 17 81-100 5 2 7 5 4 7 DK 5 4 7 4 3 7 RF - - - - - -

<50 48% 57% 43% 46% 49% 47% 50 14 14 14 13 14 14 >50 33 24 37 37 35 32

Mean 43.2 36.7 46.5 45.3 42.6 43.8

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 23% 24% 25% 23% 30% 28% 21-40 20 23 23 24 21 20 41-60 25 26 25 26 28 21 61-80 17 19 19 18 17 22 81-100 7 4 5 4 2 5 DK 7 4 3 4 2 4 RF - - - - - -

<50 45% 49% 49% 48% 52% 49% 50 16 12 14 17 13 16 >50 32 35 34 30 32 30

Mean 44.3 42.6 42.7 43.3 39.9 42.2

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think France is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 24% 22% 21% 21-40 22 23 22 41-60 25 26 29 61-80 18 19 18 81-100 5 4 5 DON'T KNOW 5 6 6 REFUSED - - -

<50 48% 46% 44% 50 14 15 16 >50 33 33 34

Mean 43.2 44.5 45.0



3d. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- England is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 4% 1% 6% 4% 2% 6% 21-40 2 1 3 3 - 4 41-60 11 10 12 9 8 13 61-80 30 29 31 29 30 30 81-100 50 56 44 51 57 43 DK 3 2 4 4 2 4 RF - - - - - -

<50 7% 2% 10% 9% 2% 11% 50 6 6 7 4 4 7 >50 84 89 79 83 91 77

Mean 78.3 81.8 75.3 78.6 82.5 74.6

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 3% 4% 4% 1% 2% 1% 21-40 4 2 1 1 1 3 41-60 13 8 10 10 5 12 61-80 28 28 35 33 32 35 81-100 48 55 47 51 58 46 DK 4 2 3 4 2 3 RF - - - - - 0

<50 8% 7% 6% 3% 3% 5% 50 6 7 5 6 2 7 >50 82 84 86 87 93 85

Mean 77.1 79.7 78.4 80.7 83.4 79.1

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think England is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 4% 4% 3% 21-40 2 4 3 41-60 11 12 14 61-80 30 34 34 81-100 50 42 42 DON'T KNOW 3 5 4 REFUSED - - -

<50 7% 8% 7% 50 6 6 7 >50 84 81 82

Mean 78.3 76.0 76.4



3e. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- Israel is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 11% 6% 13% 10% 8% 12% 21-40 8 5 12 7 3 12 41-60 19 23 18 16 16 21 61-80 26 27 28 24 27 25 81-100 31 36 21 36 40 23 DK 5 2 8 7 4 7 RF - 1 - - - -

<50 19% 12% 25% 19% 13% 25% 50 12 15 13 9 10 14 >50 63 71 53 66 72 54

Mean 65.9 70.9 60.0 68.1 71.9 60.5

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 10% 14% 9% 7% 6% 8% 21-40 8 6 9 9 7 8 41-60 20 16 19 21 22 20 61-80 27 24 27 25 34 22 81-100 28 37 29 33 25 37 DK 7 3 6 5 6 5 RF - - 1 1 - 1

<50 19% 20% 19% 16% 13% 16% 50 14 10 13 14 14 14 >50 60 66 61 64 67 64

Mean 65.4 66.7 65.6 68.1 67.0 68.6

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Israel is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 11% 10% 11% 21-40 8 10 11 41-60 19 20 22 61-80 26 27 25 81-100 31 24 23 DON'T KNOW 5 8 7 REFUSED - - -

<50 19% 21% 22% 50 12 11 12 >50 63 60 58

Mean 65.9 62.9 61.8



3f. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- the Palestinian government is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 51% 56% 47% 52% 54% 49% 21-40 21 18 25 21 24 19 41-60 13 12 13 15 12 13 61-80 3 2 4 4 1 5 81-100 1 1 - - 1 - DK 10 9 10 8 6 13 RF 1 1 - - - 1

<50 74% 75% 73% 74% 79% 69% 50 9 7 9 12 9 9 >50 7 7 8 6 5 9

Mean 22.8 21.1 24.5 22.6 21.9 23.6

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 50% 56% 49% 48% 46% 48% 21-40 23 21 20 24 23 20 41-60 10 12 16 12 19 16 61-80 4 4 3 2 4 3 81-100 1 1 - 1 - 2 DK 13 5 11 11 8 11 RF - 1 1 1 - 1

<50 73% 78% 70% 73% 71% 68% 50 5 9 12 8 13 10 >50 9 6 7 7 8 10

Mean 22.8 21.8 23.8 23.4 25.8 24.3

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think The Palestinian Government is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 51% 45% 47% 21-40 21 23 23 41-60 13 13 13 61-80 3 4 4 81-100 1 1 1 DON'T KNOW 10 13 11 REFUSED 1 1 1

<50 74% 71% 72% 50 9 8 8 >50 7 8 8

Mean 22.8 25.0 24.6



3g. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- India is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 10% 10% 13% 7% 9% 12% 21-40 13 13 13 13 10 15 41-60 30 32 27 34 36 25 61-80 26 28 24 26 29 23 81-100 5 4 4 5 7 3 DK 16 12 18 15 8 22 RF - 1 - - - -

<50 25% 24% 28% 22% 21% 28% 50 17 19 13 21 18 15 >50 43 43 41 43 52 35

Mean 53.4 53.9 51.6 54.7 56.4 50.3

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 9% 10% 11% 7% 9% 10% 21-40 14 11 13 13 9 12 41-60 28 31 32 32 32 29 61-80 27 27 24 24 36 26 81-100 5 6 3 4 3 4 DK 17 14 16 19 11 19 RF - 1 1 1 - 1

<50 25% 22% 26% 21% 18% 23% 50 17 14 19 18 18 17 >50 41 49 38 41 53 40

Mean 53.8 55.3 51.1 54.8 56.8 53.1

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think India is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 10% 8% 9% 21-40 13 13 13 41-60 30 30 32 61-80 26 27 21 81-100 5 5 4 DON'T KNOW 16 17 19 REFUSED - - -

<50 25% 23% 25% 50 17 16 17 >50 43 44 38

Mean 53.4 54.8 52.1



3h. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- North Korea is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 68% 74% 68% 67% 78% 60% 21-40 14 13 14 15 13 15 41-60 7 6 8 9 4 10 61-80 2 2 2 2 2 3 81-100 - - - 1 - 1 DK 7 5 7 6 4 10 RF - - - - - 1

<50 83% 86% 83% 83% 91% 76% 50 5 5 5 6 3 7 >50 4 3 5 4 2 6

Mean 15.0 13.3 15.8 16.1 11.6 18.3

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 64% 74% 69% 69% 67% 65% 21-40 16 12 14 14 16 17 41-60 8 6 7 7 10 8 61-80 3 2 2 2 2 4 81-100 1 - - 1 - 1 DK 9 4 8 7 5 5 RF 1 - - - - 0

<50 80% 87% 83% 84% 83% 83% 50 6 5 6 5 8 7 >50 5 4 3 3 4 6

Mean 16.8 13.5 14.6 15.1 16.2 18.2

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think North Korea is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 68% 61% 60% 21-40 14 18 17 41-60 7 9 10 61-80 2 2 3 81-100 - 1 1 DON'T KNOW 7 9 9 REFUSED - - -

<50 83% 81% 78% 50 5 5 7 >50 4 5 6

Mean 15.0 18.4 19.7



3i. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- Cuba is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 55% 60% 54% 52% 56% 54% 21-40 20 18 21 21 21 19 41-60 13 11 13 16 12 15 61-80 5 7 4 5 7 4 81-100 1 - 3 1 1 1 DK 5 4 6 5 3 7 RF - - - - - -

<50 76% 78% 77% 74% 78% 74% 50 9 9 9 10 7 11 >50 10 8 8 12 12 8

Mean 24.0 21.7 24.5 24.9 24.4 23.6

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 50% 61% 55% 54% 58% 48% 21-40 21 16 21 21 17 23 41-60 12 14 14 11 18 12 61-80 7 4 5 6 3 10 81-100 2 2 - 1 - 2 DK 8 3 4 7 3 5 RF - - - - - -

<50 73% 77% 78% 77% 76% 72% 50 9 10 8 9 14 9 >50 10 9 10 7 6 14

Mean 26.1 22.4 23.1 23.0 23.0 27.2

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Cuba is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 55% 50% 46% 21-40 20 23 24 41-60 13 14 16 61-80 5 4 5 81-100 1 1 2 DON'T KNOW 5 7 7 REFUSED - - -

<50 76% 75% 72% 50 9 9 10 >50 10 9 11

Mean 24.0 24.4 27.2



3j. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- Mexico is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 17% 20% 16% 14% 17% 18% 21-40 14 14 10 18 14 14 41-60 29 33 28 27 30 28 61-80 27 24 28 30 29 26 81-100 8 6 8 9 9 6 DK 5 2 10 3 2 8 RF - - - - - -

<50 32% 38% 26% 33% 32% 33% 50 16 19 14 16 17 15 >50 46 40 50 48 49 44

Mean 51.4 48.5 53.6 52.8 52.2 50.7

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 19% 15% 17% 19% 11% 19% 21-40 13 14 14 14 13 15 41-60 28 33 26 32 29 28 61-80 27 25 30 26 28 26 81-100 9 8 4 6 13 8 DK 3 5 8 3 5 3 RF - - - - - -

<50 33% 31% 33% 35% 25% 38% 50 16 18 15 18 16 14 >50 47 46 44 45 54 44

Mean 51.5 52.3 50.5 50.3 56.8 50.9

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Mexico is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13 
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 17% 15% 11% 21-40 14 18 13 41-60 29 31 33 61-80 27 23 27 81-100 8 8 9 DON'T KNOW 5 4 5 REFUSED - - -

<50 32% 36% 26% 50 16 17 19 >50 46 42 49

Mean 51.4 50.1 54.9



3k. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- Saudi Arabia is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 28% 27% 31% 27% 23% 33% 21-40 22 25 25 17 23 21 41-60 27 29 22 32 32 23 61-80 13 12 10 16 17 9 81-100 2 1 3 2 2 2 DK 7 6 9 6 4 11 RF - - 1 - - 1

<50 52% 54% 56% 46% 48% 55% 50 16 19 13 18 18 14 >50 24 21 21 30 30 19

Mean 38.2 37.7 36.7 40.7 41.9 34.7

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 27% 31% 27% 22% 20% 26% 21-40 23 18 24 26 21 26 41-60 27 31 23 30 30 26 61-80 13 10 15 11 19 12 81-100 2 3 - 2 4 2 DK 6 6 10 9 6 7 RF - - 1 - - -

<50 53% 50% 53% 50% 42% 54% 50 18 18 13 17 20 16 >50 23 25 24 23 32 23

Mean 38.6 38.3 37.6 39.9 44.4 37.9

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Saudi Arabia is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 28% 26% 28% 21-40 22 22 22 41-60 27 26 27 61-80 13 13 12 81-100 2 3 2 DON'T KNOW 7 8 8 REFUSED - - -

<50 52% 51% 52% 50 16 14 16 >50 24 26 24

Mean 38.2 39.5 38.2



3L. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- Iraq is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 50% 43% 57% 49% 42% 58% 21-40 16 15 20 14 17 15 41-60 20 21 15 23 27 14 61-80 9 14 2 11 9 8 81-100 2 4 1 2 3 1 DK 3 3 4 1 2 4 RF - - - - - -

<50 67% 59% 78% 65% 61% 73% 50 12 13 8 15 16 9 >50 17 24 9 19 21 14

Mean 27.7 32.7 21.6 29.3 32.7 23.2

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 49% 53% 49% 45% 47% 44% 21-40 15 20 13 20 11 20 41-60 19 16 24 19 23 19 61-80 9 6 10 9 11 12 81-100 3 2 1 3 2 2 DK 4 2 3 3 6 2 RF - 1 - - - -

<50 66% 73% 63% 67% 60% 67% 50 10 12 15 11 13 11 >50 19 13 19 18 21 19

Mean 28.6 24.9 29.2 30.0 30.8 30.5

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Iraq is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 50% 46% 49% 21-40 16 17 19 41-60 20 20 16 61-80 9 9 8 81-100 2 3 2 DON'T KNOW 3 4 4 REFUSED - - 1

<50 67% 65% 70% 50 12 13 11 >50 17 18 15

Mean 27.7 29.3 27.1



3m. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- Iran is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 73% 76% 71% 75% 76% 71% 21-40 14 11 16 16 13 16 41-60 6 5 5 8 6 6 61-80 2 2 2 - 2 2 81-100 - - - - - - DK 4 5 6 1 3 4 RF - - 1 - - 1

<50 89% 87% 89% 91% 90% 87% 50 4 3 2 5 4 4 >50 4 5 3 3 3 4

Mean 13.9 12.9 14.1 13.8 13.0 14.8

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 72% 74% 74% 70% 76% 70% 21-40 17 11 15 17 14 19 41-60 6 8 5 6 5 6 61-80 1 2 2 1 1 1 81-100 - 1 - - - 1 DK 4 4 4 5 4 4 RF - - 1 - - -

<50 90% 87% 89% 88% 90% 88% 50 4 5 3 3 3 3 >50 3 4 4 3 2 5

Mean 14.3 13.4 13.9 14.4 12.1 14.8

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Iran is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 73% 67% 67% 21-40 14 18 17 41-60 6 8 7 61-80 2 2 2 81-100 - 1 1 DON'T KNOW 4 5 6 REFUSED - - -

<50 89% 85% 85% 50 4 5 4 >50 4 4 4

Mean 13.9 16.9 16.7



3n. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- Canada is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 5% 4% 5% 6% 3% 7% 21-40 4 6 5 3 3 6 41-60 19 25 16 16 19 18 61-80 36 39 36 38 41 32 81-100 33 24 34 37 34 32 DK 2 2 4 - - 4 RF - - - - - -

<50 11% 10% 11% 9% 7% 14% 50 9 12 8 9 9 10 >50 78 76 77 82 84 72

Mean 71.7 68.9 72.7 73.8 74.0 69.7

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 7% 5% 4% 3% 5% 4% 21-40 4 3 6 4 3 6 41-60 20 16 19 22 18 21 61-80 37 35 37 37 37 37 81-100 30 37 32 32 37 30 DK 1 3 3 1 1 2 RF - - - - - -

<50 12% 8% 11% 8% 8% 12% 50 11 7 9 10 9 10 >50 75 82 78 80 83 76

Mean 69.9 74.0 71.7 72.5 73.0 70.2

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Canada is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 5% 4% 5% 21-40 4 5 4 41-60 19 19 20 61-80 36 37 38 81-100 33 32 30 DON'T KNOW 2 2 3 REFUSED - - -

<50 11% 10% 10% 50 9 11 12 >50 78 77 75

Mean 71.7 71.4 70.9



3o. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- the United Nations is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 20% 27% 16% 18% 27% 15% 21-40 14 15 12 13 13 15 41-60 29 27 30 33 29 29 61-80 22 20 25 23 20 24 81-100 9 8 9 8 8 10 DK 5 3 8 4 3 7 RF - - - - - -

<50 35% 43% 29% 32% 40% 31% 50 18 18 16 22 17 19 >50 42 36 47 42 40 43

Mean 49.2 43.7 53.3 49.9 45.5 52.5

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 19% 19% 23% 19% 18% 22% 21-40 15 15 11 15 14 16 41-60 29 26 32 32 28 28 61-80 21 24 23 22 25 23 81-100 11 11 5 6 11 6 DK 6 4 5 6 3 5 RF - - - - - -

<50 34% 36% 36% 35% 34% 38% 50 17 19 18 19 17 21 >50 43 41 40 39 46 36

Mean 50.3 50.3 46.9 47.8 50.9 46.3

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think The United Nations is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  Jun 12  Mar 13
                        2006    2006    2006


0-20 20% 15% 17% 21-40 14 17 15 41-60 29 32 32 61-80 22 21 21 81-100 9 8 9 DON'T KNOW 5 8 6 REFUSED - 1 -

<50 35% 34% 33% 50 18 19 19 >50 42 39 42

Mean 49.2 50.1 50.6



3p. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- Venezuela is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 28% 30% 26% 29% 35% 22% 21-40 17 16 18 20 21 14 41-60 18 17 17 18 16 19 61-80 9 9 10 7 8 10 81-100 3 1 4 2 2 3 DK 25 25 26 24 17 32 RF - 1 - - - -

<50 46% 47% 44% 50% 57% 37% 50 11 11 9 12 10 12 >50 18 16 21 14 16 19

Mean 35.9 33.7 38.4 34.2 32.4 39.7

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 27% 29% 28% 25% 23% 22% 21-40 16 18 19 17 20 15 41-60 21 15 16 16 25 15 61-80 9 9 9 10 9 12 81-100 4 2 1 2 1 3 DK 22 27 26 29 22 32 RF - 1 1 1 - 1

<50 43% 48% 48% 43% 45% 38% 50 13 8 11 10 14 9 >50 22 17 14 17 19 20

Mean 38.9 34.1 34.0 36.6 37.5 39.4

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Venezuela is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  Jun 12
                        2006    2006


0-20 28% 21% 21-40 17 19 41-60 18 20 61-80 9 7 81-100 3 2 DON'T KNOW 25 30 REFUSED - -

<50 46% 42% 50 11 14 >50 18 14

Mean 35.9 36.9



3q. How friendly or unfriendly do you think -- Syria is to the U.S.?

                          Tot     Rep     Dem     Ind     Men     Wom


0-20 49% 52% 45% 51% 60% 38% 21-40 18 17 21 18 17 18 41-60 10 10 10 10 10 10 61-80 3 3 2 3 2 4 81-100 1 - - 1 1 1 DK 19 17 22 17 10 27 RF - 1 - - - -

<50 68% 70% 66% 70% 79% 58% 50 7 7 8 7 7 7 >50 5 6 3 5 3 7

Mean 21.7 19.9 22.0 21.4 18.4 25.4

Wht Wht Wht Evangl/BrnAgain Red Blue Purple Prot Cath Christians

0-20 44% 55% 49% 46% 48% 43% 21-40 17 17 20 18 23 14 41-60 12 8 10 9 9 12 61-80 5 2 1 2 1 3 81-100 1 1 1 1 - 1 DK 21 17 19 23 18 25 RF - 1 1 1 - 1

<50 62% 72% 71% 65% 72% 60% 50 8 7 7 7 7 8 >50 9 4 3 4 3 6

Mean 25.2 18.8 20.6 21.1 20.1 23.4

TREND: How friendly or unfriendly do you think Syria is to the U.S.?

                        Aug 28  
                        2006    


0-20 49% 21-40 18 41-60 10 61-80 3 81-100 1 DON'T KNOW 19 REFUSED - <50 68% 50 7 >50 5

Mean 21.7