Sunday, November 20, 2005

More Polling

I continue to be astounded by the American public. Via the Plank:
A new Pew Institute poll (PDF) helpfully reminds us not to take U.S. public opinion about foreign affairs too seriously. When asked whether certain countries posessed nuclear weapons, nearly a third said that Libya does. More people--55 percent--believe Iran has nuclear weapons than think Great Britain (52 percent) or France (38 percent) does. Only 48 percent got Israel right. And just over one-fifth didn't know or weren't sure about Russia--Russia! Which has some 20,000 nukes. Yeesh.
I guess we should be thankful of the four-fifths who do know Russia has nukes.


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