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Hi. From various websites, I haven't gotten a good impression of America and the US, almost to the point at actually starting to hate Americans. I'm fighting hard to not let that happen, because I know I have never been in the US, spoken to a lot of Americans in real life and that the internet is somehow a biased source. While I know that internet is generally more full of retards, at least I wanna GET THE idea of what Americans think about different topics. I have gotten the perception that Americans are ignorant, arrogant, easily brainwashed, gun loving, religious fanatics, overly patriotic and delusioned morons. However, as I said I (and I still have some hope that I) might be wrong. I just wanna get a quick idea. Please take no offense. I am probably wrong.

First, how old are you?

30% (8) Teenager
38% (10) 18-22
0% (0) 23-29
0% (0) 30-35
30% (8) 35-45

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I live in the...

23% (6) Midwest
15% (4) New England
30% (8) South
26% (7) West coast
0% (0) Alaska
0% (0) Hawaii
3% (1) I don't live in the US.

26 voters have answered this question.

Do you think America is the greatest nation on Earth?

42% (11) Yes
53% (14) No
3% (1) No opinion or don't know...

26 voters have answered this question.

How free do you believe you are?

11% (3) Freest on Earth
15% (4) One of the freest
7% (2) Very free
15% (4) Fairly free
11% (3) Free, but authoritarian
26% (7) Freedom is a lie
11% (3) Other

26 voters have answered this question.

If you chose the last one, please elaborate.

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Do you think America is a prosperous nation?

65% (17) Yes
19% (5) No
15% (4) Maybe / no opinion / don't know

26 voters have answered this question.

If you chose the last one, please elaborate.

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Do you believe that a lot of foreigners are jealous of America? Additionally, you really think some enemies of America are just "jealous of your freedoms"?

26% (7) Yes many foreigners are, yes our enemies are jealous too.
19% (5) No I don't think foreigners are, but some enemies probaby are.
11% (3) Yes many foreigners are, but enemies aren't.
42% (11) No I don't think foreigners are, no our enemies aren't.

26 voters have answered this question.

Do you think letting basically everybody own weapons is crucial to be a free nation?

26% (7) Yes, guns are an important freedom.
30% (8) Guns are a freedom, but maybe it's not one of the most important?
42% (11) No, I don't see how firearms are a freedom.
0% (0) Don't know / no opinion.

26 voters have answered this question.

How do you feel about being American?

50% (13) Proud
30% (8) No opinion
19% (5) Ashamed

26 voters have answered this question.

Do you trust your government?

34% (9) Yes
65% (17) No

26 voters have answered this question.

Ok. Primary reason for my not so easy feelings towards America is the foreign policy. I'm gonna ask some questions about that.

0 voters have answered this question.

Do you think the Iraq war was justified?

15% (4) Yes
84% (22) No
0% (0) No opinion / don't know

26 voters have answered this question.

Do you think Iran is a threat?

57% (15) Yes
30% (8) No
11% (3) No opinion / don't know

26 voters have answered this question.

If you said yes, elaborate.

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Do you think your troops are "fighting for your freedom" or "fighting for their country"?

34% (9) Yes
53% (14) No
11% (3) Don't know / no opinion

26 voters have answered this question.

Elaborate.

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Do you support your troops? If so, why?

15% (4) They fight for our country / for our freedoms
46% (12) I don't support the wars, but I support the troops.
23% (6) Is wanting them home counted as support?
0% (0) I support them for another reason.
15% (4) I don't support the troops.

26 voters have answered this question.

If you picked "I support them for another reason", please elaborate.

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Do you think anyone who doesn't support the troops is a traitor?

19% (5) Yes
76% (20) No
3% (1) No opinion / don't know

26 voters have answered this question.

Who do you think did 9/11?

53% (14) Muslims, with the minority of them supporting it.
19% (5) Muslims, with a significant amount or even the majority supporting it.
7% (2) I have no idea
0% (0) Jews
11% (3) There's a possibility the government did it, but I'm not sure.
7% (2) The government

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What do you think of your foreign policy?

30% (8) Negative opinion
7% (2) Positive opinion
30% (8) Mostly negative, but we did some good things
30% (8) Mostly positive, and of course everyone makes mistakes
0% (0) No opinion / don't know

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Ok. Enough about foreign policy. This is something I feel strongly about. I don't agree with war no matter what the false premises are. People are gonna get killed and the politicians are lying anyway. I don't think it's right to first support a country and fund it so heavily to destroy other enemies, then turning your back against it and accusing it of having WMDs (which you also have) and being an evil dictatorship, then going inside and occupying it and killing lots of people just to feed big corporations (talking about Iraq). If I'm gonna tell you my opinion on the foreign policy, I think it's full of shit and hypocritic. Lots of double talking and false premises.

0 voters have answered this question.

Can you understand the anti American sentiment in the world?

88% (23) Yes
11% (3) No
0% (0) Don't know / care

26 voters have answered this question.

Do you think it's okay to enact laws such as NDAA and Patriot Act?

23% (6) Yes
69% (18) No
3% (1) Don't know / care
3% (1) Don't know what those are

26 voters have answered this question.

Can you locate most countries in the world on a map?

73% (19) Yes
7% (2) No
11% (3) Probably yes
7% (2) Probably not

26 voters have answered this question.

Do you really believe that America is a lot better and "richer" than places such as Canada and Europe?

34% (9) Yes
65% (17) No

26 voters have answered this question.

What's your opinion on Muslims and mideastern people?

7% (2) I hate them
19% (5) Negative opinion
19% (5) No opinion
53% (14) They're ok

26 voters have answered this question.

Israeli / Palestinian conflict. Whose side are you on?

42% (11) Israel
26% (7) Palestine
30% (8) No opinion

26 voters have answered this question.

On a scale of 1 - 10, how religious are you?

3% (1) 1
11% (3) 2
0% (0) 3
0% (0) 4
11% (3) 5
3% (1) 6
11% (3) 7
0% (0) 8
3% (1) 9
11% (3) 10
42% (11) I'm an atheist or agnostic

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Final question, what do you think about me? Do I have valid reasons / bases for my (maybe biased) stereotyping?

15% (4) You're full of shit
0% (0) I hate you
42% (11) Don't generalize
42% (11) I can understand that you're a bit anti American

26 voters have answered this question.

This poll was created on 2013-06-08 19:41:53 by 123asd321
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