Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Africa's Images of US and China

The Pew Global Attitudes Project published on 18 July 2013 the results of its findings in 38 countries about attitudes towards the US and China.  The survey included 8 African countries: South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Tunisia, and Egypt. 

In five of these eight countries people had a more favorable view of the US than of China.  In three they had a more favorable view of China.  Both China and the US scored above the 50 percent favorable ranking in 6 of the 8 countries  The US had a particularly low ranking in Egypt.

The percentage of respondents with a favorable view of the US and China follows:

South Africa: US (72) - China (48)
Kenya: US (81) - China (78)
Uganda: US (73) - China (59)
Nigeria: US (69) - China (76)
Ghana: US (83) - China (67)
Senegal: US (81) - China (77)
Tunisia: US (42) - China (63)
Egypt: US (16) - China (45)

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