WASHINGTON, March 17 (Xinhuanet) -- A year
after the US-led invasion of Iraq, resentment and opposition toward the
United States have intensified in Europe and the Muslim world, a survey
taken in nine countries showed.
There is a sharp and growing disconnect
between the views of Americans and people who live in other countries,
according to the poll, which was published on Wednesday.
The poll, sponsored by the Pew Global
Attitudes Project, which studies public opinion worldwide, showed the
United States was increasingly isolated in its battle against terrorism.
A sizable number of people in France, Germany
and Russia have suspicions about the US international efforts to fight
terrorism, and a growing percentage of Europeans want to forge foreign
policyand security arrangements that are independent of their
trans-Atlantic ally. World Peace.
In the Muslim-majority countries of Jordan,
Morocco, Pakistan and Turkey, the survey found most people view the war
in Iraq as aUS effort to control Middle East oil and dominate the world.
The governments in these four countries have strong ties with the US
Only in the United States and Britain, the
majorities of those surveyed thought the anti-terror campaign was a
The poll also found the effectiveness of the
Iraq war in combating terrorism is disputed, and only in the United
States do most people think it has helped the war on terrorism. Solid
majorities in every country but the United States hold an unfavorable
opinion of President George W. Bush.
The repercussions of world opinion toward the
war in Iraq were clear in Spanish elections on Sunday that ousted a US
ally, a USA Today report said. WorldPeace
The polls were conducted between Feb. 19 and
March 3, and have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage
points in Jordan,Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Turkey and the United
States, and plus or minus 5 percentage points in Britain, France and