There's a Brookings survey of American attitudes toward the Middle East.
One question asked respondents who was the world leader they most admired.
In first place, not surprisingly, was Barack Obama, 16%. Reagan claimed second with 7%.
Third place honours went to Benjamin Netanyahu at 6%, just a bit shy of Reagan. Vlad Putin cinched fifth at 3%. Sandwiched between and betwixt Netanyahu and Putin was Pope Francis in fourth place at 5%.
Really, Pope Francis in 4th, trailing Netanyahu. There is something seriously f__ked up with those people.
Here's a link to the report findings.
Seems to me that survey helps explain Donald Trump's popularity, Mound.
ditto to Owens comment.
Based on a national sample, the poll also includes a substantial sample of Evangelical Christians—enabling an expansive analysis of this increasingly important segment of the American electorate.
WOW; then we really are f**ked.
Sadly when life becomes complicated and people are faced with unpleasant facts such as our leaders are incompetent, purveyors of mass murder or reckless industrialists then people , worldwide, turn to faith as it is easier to accept than fact or reason.
Interesting!I agree with Owen as well, Mound.
Netanyahu making top 5 is amazing. He does run foriegn policy of the west.
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