Does world like or dislike india

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  1. Rahul92

    Rahul92 Senior Member Senior Member

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    A new BBC World poll says that people in the Philippines, South Korea, France, Finland and Brazil think India is a negative influence on the world.Pakistan was not polled. On the other hand, Iran, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, the UK and Russia rate India highly. Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the African countries polled are most neutral about India, while Sri Lanka and India are most neutral about the U.S.

    Though India’s global profile has grown significantly over the last year, it fails to elicit strong feelings… The exceptions are two Muslim countries with positive views: Iran (71% positive) and Afghanistan (59% positive). The only country with widespread negative views is the Philippines (57% negative). Notably, India’s small neighbor Sri Lanka has a mere 4 percent reporting negative views and a robust 49 percent expressing a positive one.

    Europeans are divided about India. At the positive end of the spectrum is Great Britain (49% positive, 30% negative) and Russia (47% positive, 10% negative), while at the other end are France and Finland—both being 27 percent positive and 44 percent negative. The US leans slightly positively (39% positive, 35% negative).

    India has the strange distinction of being most loved by the most hated, Iran. Forty-three percent of the Indians polled seemed only lukewarm about their own country

    Interestingly, Indians themselves are the most tepid or modest in their self-estimates. While in most countries a large majority give their country a positive rating, among Indians only 47 percent give India a positive rating, but only 10 percent give it a negative rating

    The Philippines and Brazil are economic competitors of India. The others are more puzzling: South Korea is an economic partner, France has long-standing cultural ties to India, and the Finns might enjoy the weather

    Globally, the most disliked countries are Iran, the U.S. and Russia. The African countries polled and some where the U.S. assisted against political repression (Poland, Afghanistan) are the most appreciative of the U.S.

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    Now let's see what BBC feels

    World 'lukewarm to India's role'

    India fails to evoke any strong feelings from other countries in the world, a new poll for the BBC suggests.



    BBC NEWS | South Asia | World 'lukewarm to India's role'
    The survey for the BBC World Service asked how 39,435 people in 33 nations across the globe saw various countries.

    On an average, 41% of the people polled did not say whether India had a positive or negative influence.

    The poll found Iran having a negative influence in the world, while Japan is most widely seen to have a positive influence.

    The survey by the international polling firm GlobeScan and the University of Maryland took place between October 2005 and January 2006.

    Mixed response

    The results on India's influence in the world are mixed, with most deciding not to answer one way or another.

    On average, 35% of the people polled said India had a positive influence, while 24% believed it has a negative influence.

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    India's global role has grown significantly


    On average, 35% of the people polled said India had a positive influence, while 24% believed it has a negative influence.

    "Many more countries (22) countries gave it [India] a net positive rating (6), but nearly all of these are plurality positions (20 positive, 5 negative)," the poll said.

    Two countries, Iran and Afghanistan, overwhelmingly voted to say India had a positive influence in the world.

    In Iran, 71% had a positive view of India. In Afghanistan, 59% believed the same.

    The only country with widespread negative view about India's influence is the Philippines with 57% voting "mainly negative".

    Interestingly, Sri Lanka is upbeat about its big neighbour - 49% had a positive view, while only 4% were negative.

    India's nuclear-armed neighbour Pakistan was not in the list of countries polled.

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    India's nuclear-armed neighbour Pakistan was not in the list of countries polled.

    The poll found European countries divided about India.

    Great Britain and Russia turned up most positive with over 47% having a positive view of India in the two countries.

    France and Finland viewed India most negatively - both being 44% negative and 27% positive.
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    Nearly half of Indians have a favourable view of their country

    The US leans slightly positive towards India -39% had a positive view, while 35% thought negatively.

    The poll found that Indians themselves were the "most tepid or modest in their self-estimates".

    While in most countries a large majority give their country a positive rating, the picture is different in India.

    Only 47% of Indians had a positive view of their country. Only 10% had a negative view.

    A total of 1452 people above 18 years of age were polled in India.

    The margin of error in polling ranged from 2.5% to 4%.
     
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  3. ajtr

    ajtr Veteran Member Veteran Member

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    i think this poll was posted before
     
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    If this post is by BBC then I am sure its designed specially to hurt Indian sentiments. They cannot digest that India which was once under their rule can have such a big role to play in modern world. Most of articles by BBC are mainly to defame us.
     
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    Rahul92 Senior Member Senior Member

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    With these we can say that India is most respected than china
     
  6. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    BBC just loves (sic!) India.

    Did you see their coverage of the CWG village?

    BBC is not blunt like Arnab Goswami of Times Now. BBC is matured and past masters at psyops!

    They are a relic, if nothing else.

    BBC is not even believed in the UK. Visit ARRSE and see it for yourself!
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    I think that it matters not as to who feels what about India.

    Let us march along and when success hits the ceiling, then something else will hit the ceiling of those who are alleged to not like India.

    Akla Cholo re!
     
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    USA is number 2 in negative world view, does it matter to USA?? So it should not matter to India either.
     
  9. Daredevil

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    Perceptions about countries keep changing as the time passes through. Once upon a favorite country USA is now being seen in a negative light. Once upon a country (India) that was associated with poverty and snake charmers is now being seen in a positive light of a progressing country. We should not read too much into these polls. The most important thing for a country is how its own people view their country. So, countries should first make effort to impress its own people rather than foreign countries and its people. And this applies very well to India.
     
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    any recent polls it is dated back to 2006 their is improvement in relations with brazil,france and southkorea now a days
     
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    Oh my god, we like Indian, but India hate us:angry_1::angry_1:

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    View on China, 2010, Pew
     
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    Who put this out the communist chinese govt??
     
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    What do I make of this poll?

    A few thousand asked what they believe and then base that being the sentiment of the entire population of that country?

    A poll done in 2005-06, and reported on 3rd feb 2006 gives me a picture of what the world feels of my country today in 2010, that poll is more than 4years and 7months old, inbetween the world has turned around tremendously.

    Abc-bbc poll done in 2008-09 says india is the most loved country in a’stan to the extent a huge 80% odd have a favourable view of india, on the contrary just 4% have a favourable view for Pakistanis, and inbetween india voted against iran’s nuke program so then what do I make of that poll?

    More recent poll suggest china, Pakistan and germany seem to have most negative views about india, so what report do I go with?

    Rahul,

    as I have said, start getting threads which are more in sync with times we live in and not what has gone by and stuff which has no real relevance in today’s context and if at all you want to do this, then just post it in Daily News & Articles forum and while doing it do a much better research. If not more you have certainly missed out on 3 such polls that have happened between the one you posted and as of date.

    Thanks.
     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    all it takes is a bit of clean-up and law and order improvement and the peception would radically change positively - leaving dragon far far behind
     
  15. Syd

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    As a person of Indian descent living in the UK, I have to say that the average Briton has a good perception of India. They regard india as a "spiritual" place and and still think that the Ghandian philosophy applies to India. But there is also a patronising attitude about the ability of Indians to do it right and the greatest manifestation of this is the recent coverage of the CWG preparations.

    However note that other South Asian communities have cottoned on to the goodwill towards India; so the "Indian" resturants in the UK are predominately run by Bangaladeshis (about 85%), Pakistanis (about 10%) and only 5% by Indians. In fact when the mostly Pakistani resturanters in Glasgow renamed their resturants as "Pakistani Cuisine" the drop in trade was so significant that they were forced to rename it as "Indo-Pakistani cuisine" to get the customers through the door.

    I can also comment on the attitude of Kenyans (and other East Africans) towards Indians as I was born there and lived my early life there. Indians were viewed in a very negative light there. Incidentally in East Africa, 40 years ago, the trem Indian encompassed Pakistanis as well as when the people from S. Asia came to East Africa, there was no Pakistan so they were all called Insians or Asians as there were no other Asian people there. The negative view of East Africans was partly due to the fact that the Indians dominated the economy and were seen to be "holding the Africans back" and beinf clannish and unwilling to mix socially.
     
  16. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    And also made sharp and unethical business deals in the first few years the Indians were sent or emigrated.

    A few couries and vast lands were 'bought'!

    Can't blame Africans for being wary of the Indian!
     
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    I meant to add that recently Chinese people have beem migrating to Africa in large numbers. The BBC estimates that over 1 million are scattered through the continent. They appear to have followed Chinese aid projects and have now branched out into small businesses. This is amazingly similar to the Indian emigration to East Africa which was startrd by the British to provie labour to build the railways.

    Thus, almost 100 years after the Indian migration, the Chinese are repeating the Indian experience and are held in similar (dis)regard by the Africans if Minghegy's post is correct!
     
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