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Durbs
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Posted:Anyone watch this last night?
I caught most of it but kept dosing off near the end.
Thought alot of it was really interesting.
Basically they polled 11000 people, 1000 in 11 countries; USA, Canada, UK, France, Jordan, Israel, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea & Russia

They asked a load of questions ranging from American politics, economics and culture.


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Durbs
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Posted:Oops, didn't mean to post just yet

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/2997248.stm
- for some random comments

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/programmes/wtwta/poll/html/default.stm
- for the poll results to all the questions asked


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DeepSoulSheep
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Posted:Yea, interesting and not too many surprises in there. Wish I could've seen it though. You saw it, what impression did you come away with?

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Stone
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Posted:In Australia, this show is on

ABC TV tonight, Thursday 19 June at 8:30pm


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Durbs
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Posted:Overall there weren't that many surprises i didn't think.
The overall impression seemed to be that America was arrogant, powerful, not particularly cultured and that Bush is VERY unpopular.

Like I said, not many surprises...


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Fireflye
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Posted:Being that I'm an American I would have to say that this is not far from how I imagined it would be! Other people's opinions of America as well as Americans themselves seem to be right on track how ironic! I was especially interested in the one about the world seeing money and sex when they look at America. Personally I don't mind the sex part but the money thing really aggravates the hell out of me. You could say I strongly disagree with capitalism. Then again I can't think of any other system that would work any better. Socialism is a nice dream but unfortunately humans just don't work that way Some day perhaps we can all learn to look past our differences and establish a world united system that aids in the creation of world peace and unity. Does anybody know if that show aired in America? Cause I didn't see it.

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