People in 15 Countries Disagree with U.S. Hegemony – Poll
Washington has got carried away by its role of a global policeman, believe people in 15 countries in Europe, Asia and Latin America, according to an international opinion poll conducted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
As many as 76% of respondents in Russia, 89% in France, 80% in Australia and 77% in China agreed that the U.S. was acting as a global policeman more than it was necessary. In the United States, this opinion was shared by 76% of respondents.
Out of the 15 countries where the poll was conducted, only Israel has proponents and opponents of the thesis of the U.S. excessive hegemony divided equally (48%), while a majority of respondents (57%) on the Philippines said they did not agree with it, RIA Novosti points out.
The poll published on Wednesday also showed that in 10 out of the 15 countries a majority of the population did not believe in the U.S. administration’s ability to “act responsibly” on the international stage. Respondents in five countries – Russia, Ukraine, Poland, China and Thailand – said that the U.S. either neglected or totally ignored their interests.