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Which countries are the biggest threat to world peace?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by MAGAorMIGA, Jun 20, 2019.


    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter


    In a poll of 17,000 adults from round the world, the following emerged:
    It shows Iran as the country seen as most likely to use its influence for bad, 31% followed by Israel 24%, Russia 25%, Saudi Arabia 25% and the US 22%.

    Globally, Canada (37%), the UN (35%) and Germany (32%) are seen as the countries most likely to be seen as forces for good.

    Although US is seen by a high number as going backwards in the past 10 years, a balancing 17% say the US is more likely to use its influence for good now, higher than in Russia (13%), Israel (10%), Saudi Arabia (9%) and Iran (7%).

    British respondents were among the most likely, with Sweden (50%), Hungary (46%) and South Africa (43%), to say a country’s human rights record should be an important factor in deciding relations with that country: 41% in Great Britain mention this, versus 30% globally

    Over (36%) of people around the world think their country should only trade with countries with a good human rights record, even if it hurts their economy – but 33% think their country should trade with any country if it helps their economy, regardless of that country’s record on human rights. Globally, half (53%) think their own country’s military should always put avoiding civilian casualties ahead of their national interest. Only 14% disagree.

    Some interesting findings there.
  2. Spoofer4114

    Spoofer4114 Occasional commenter

    It would be interesting to learn something more about these 17000 people from 'around the world'

    MAGAorMIGA Star commenter

    You'll have to ask IPSOS-MORI about that!

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