August 07, 2017
from Strategic-Culture Website
On 30 December 2013, the BBC had reported of that poll:
And, one of those three listener-asked questions was phrased there by the BBC, as having been,
The way that W/G itself had phrased this matter, in their highly uninformative press release for their year-end survey (which included but barely mentioned this finding, in it - as though this particular finding in their annual year-end poll, hardly even deserved to be mentioned), was:
That's all there was of it - W/G never devoted a press-release to the stunning subject of this particular finding, and they even buried this finding when mentioning it in their year-end press-release.
I had hoped that they would repeat this excellent global survey question every year (so that a trend-line could be shown, in the global answers over time), but the question was unfortunately never repeated.
However, now, on August 1st of 2017, Pew Research Center has issued results of their polling of 30 nations in which they had surveyed, first in 2013, and then again in 2017, posing a less-clear but similar question (vague perhaps because they were fearing a similar type of finding - embarrassing to their own country, the U.S.), in which respondents had been asked,
...and which also asked this same question but regarding "China," and then again but regarding "Russia," as a possible threat instead of "United States".
(This wasn't an open-ended question; only those three nations were named as possible responses.)
On page 3 of their 32-page pdf is shown that the "major threat" category was selected by,
However, on pages 23 and 24 of the pdf is shown the 30 countries that had been surveyed in this poll, in both 2013 and 2017, and most of these 30 nations were U.S. allies; only Venezuela clearly was not.
None of the 30 countries was an ally of either Russia or China (the other two countries offered as possibly being "a major threat").
And, yet, nonetheless, more respondents among the 30 sampled countries saw the U.S. as "a major threat", than saw either Russia or China that way.
Furthermore, the trend, in those 30 countries, throughout that four-year period, was generally in the direction of an increase in fear of the U.S. - increase in fear of the country that had been overwhelmingly cited in 2013 by people in 65 countries in WIN/Gallup's poll, as constituting, in 2013,
Perhaps people around the world are noticing that, at least since 2001, the U.S. is wrecking one country after another:
Which is next?
And this country has just increased its 'defense' spending, which already is three times China's, and nine times higher than Russia's.
Do the owners of America's military-industrial complex own the U.S. government, and own the U.S. 'news' media, to permit this rabid military to control the government's budget, in a 'democracy'?