Is American Society....
Not Sure 14%
If More Nations Like USA, would world be?
Not Sure 23%
April 27, 2004--More than six-out-of-ten American voters believe the USA is a good role model for the rest of the world.
A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 64% of voters believe that American society is generally fair and decent. Additionally, 62% believe the world would be a better place if other countries became more like the United States.
However, while a solid majority views the nation in this way, there are significant differences of opinion among partisan, ideological, and political fault lines.
Among Bush voters, 83% say that American society is generally fair and decent. Just 7% say it is basically unfair and discriminatory.
While Bush voters are united behind this perception, Kerry voters are divided--46% say fair and decent while 37% say unfair and discriminatory.
Eighty-one percent (81%) of Bush voters also believe the world would be better if other nations were more like the United States. This view is shared by just 48% of Kerry voters.
From an ideological perspective, 74% of conservatives say the world would be better if other nations were more like ours. Just 15% of conservatives believe it would be worse.
However, among self-identified liberals, the numbers are 49% better and 37% worse. A plurality of those who say they are very liberal believe the world would be in worse shape if other nations were more like ours.
Moderate voters, by a 3-to-1 margin think that having other nation's more like us would create a better world.
Similar differences of opinion were found on the question of the United Nations. Just 38% of American voters have a favorable opinion of that organization.
The survey also found that just 18% of voters believe most Americans are racist. Sixty-five percent (65%) disagree.
The telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted by Rasmussen Reports April 25-26, 2004. The margin of sampling error for the full sample is +/- 3 percentage points, with a 95% level of confidence
Now sure, you could interpret results of this sort in a myriad of different ways. I like to think of it as proof that kerry supporters hate america, or at least a good percentage of them do. It seems to provide evidence of what a lot of people have suspected for years, that a main plank in the liberal ideology is a fundamnetal hatred of america and american values. No doubt if you asked these save people about Cuba or something, they'd be all cheers and endorsements for Castro. I ecspecially like how there's a nice orderly progression. The more liberal you are, the more you hate america. This is the real 'liberal' agenda that the liberal media takes pains to hide from you. Take a good look and go out and make a difference. Combat this wrong. Burn a hippie.