«The most significant threat» to world peace is the USA
These are the results of the annual Gallup poll, carried out across 65 countries.
The respondents from all over the world by the end of 2013 had a wide choice: the bloody mess in Syria, the permanent instability in Egypt, the chaos in Libya, the anarchy in Central Africa, the nuclear threat of Iran and to North Korea. Most recently the world considered by the habit that the threat to it comes from burning or smoldering regions, and not analyzing the reasons for this or that conflict and side effects, which aggravate it. However, the latest survey by Gallup International surprised the sociologists, as well as the respondents, and the figures of the «black list» of the «most significant threats to the world peace».
The United States of America, gaining 24 per cent, take the leading position with a huge breakaway in this list … It is followed by Pakistan (8 %) and China (6 %). The 66,000 respondents gave five per cent to Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and North Korea. 4 per cent of the respondents see the threat in India, Iraq and Japan; only 3 per cent — in Syria, and 2 per cent — in Russia. The world anticipates the threat least of all from Palestine, Saudi Arabia and Somalia. These countries the same as Australia, Germany, South Korea and the United Kingdom were named by 1 per cent of the respondents.
It is noteworthy that the leadership in this «pyramid of evil» was given to the U.S.A. not only owing to the votes of the «social outcast countries» but also «thanks to» their allies and even due to the Americans. For example 45 per cent of the respondents in Turkey and in Greece called America the most significant threat to world peace. In one of the main recipients of American assistance in all its manifestations — Pakistan — the threat originating from the U.S.A. is felt by 44 per cent of the respondents. The neighbors are not favored in Latin America as well. Here the votes were as follows: Argentina — 46 %, Mexico — 37 %, Brazil 26 %, Peru — 24 %. Among the Islamic countries, which consider the U.S.A. to be a threat, are Algeria (37%), Indonesia (34%), Tunisia (27%), Lebanon (23%).
The Americans were named the troublemakers by the biggest quantity of respondents in Russia — 54%, and in China — 49%. By the way 33% of the respondents in the Ukraine ticked the box opposite the U.S.A., while only five per cent consider Russia to be the threat.
In the U.S.A. the three leading positions were taken by four countries. Expectedly, on the first place is Iran with 20 per cent. As could be anticipated, the second place with 14 per cent is taken by Afghanistan. And the third place having 13 per cent is divided between North Korea and the United States of America. That is almost every eighth American believes his or her country the most significant threat to the world peace.
Russia as the most significant threat is seen by one-third of respondents in Georgia and 18 per cent in Poland.