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The world prefers Kerry over Bush

    A worldwide poll involving 34 330 individuals in 35 countries was conducted during the June-August period in 2004 (a few countries were polled already in May) regarding whether they preferred John Kerry or George W. Bush as the new President of the US. The survey is part of the University of Maryland’s Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) and was conducted by the Global Scan network of international polling institutes.

    The results were reported earlier, but most media presented them only as an overall summary, i.e. that Kerry is preferred worldwide over Bush.

On the eve of the US presidential election, a full account of the results is in order

    In the table below, percentage figures larger than 50% (indicating an absolute majority, rather than a mere plurality) are printed in boldface. As can be seen from the table, in an overwhelming number of countries at least a plurality prefers Kerry over Bush.

    In 13 countries Kerry has an absolute majority of supporters, while only one (the Philippines) gives Bush an absolute vote of confidence.

    In most countries the majority of the people polled have expressed an opinion. However, in five countries –- lead by Russia, where 70% had "no opinion" -- a majority of the people don’t report any opinion in regard to whom they would like to see as the President of the US.

        
        Results of the University of Maryland PIPA / Globe Scan
        woldwide poll (regarding preference of Kerry or Bush as
        the new President of the United States of America):
        
                                      no     at least plurali-
                       Kerry  Bush  opinion  ty for (K or B):
        Europe        
          Norway         74     7     19           K
          Germany        74    10     16           K
          France         64     5     31           K
          Netherlands    63     5     32           K
          Sweden         58    10     32           K
          Italy          58    14     28           K
          Spain          45     7     48           K
          Great Britain  47    16     37           K
          Czech Rep.     42    18     40           K
          Turkey         40    25     35           K
          Poland         26    31     43           B
          Russia         20    10     70           K
        North America
          Canada         61    16     23           K
        Latin America
          Brazil         57    14     29           K
          Dominican Rep. 51    28     21           K
          Venezuela      48    22     30           K
          Colombia       47    26     27           K
          Argentina      43     6     51           K
          Mexico         38    18     44           K
          Peru           37    26     37           K
          Uruguay        37     5     58           K
          Bolivia        25    16     59           K
        Asia
          Indonesia      57    34      8           K
          China          52    12     36           K
          Thailand       51    38     11           K
          Japan          43    32     25           K
          India          34    33     33           K
          Philippines    32    57     11           B
          Kazakhstan     40    12     48           K
        Africa
          Kenya          58    25     17           K
          Tanzania       44    33     23           K
          South Africa   43    28     29           K
          Ghana          48    24     28           K
          Tanzania       28     6     66           K
          Nigeria        27    33     40           B
        

Reference:

http://www.pipa.org/OnlineReports/Pres_Election_04/html/new_9_08_04.html

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