Poll: USA Has Negative Image in Pakistan

Poll: USA Has Negative Image in PakistanIslamabad, Jun 23. -The majority of Pakistanis disapproved of the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and believed it would have negative repercussions on U.S.-Pakistani relations, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center.

The study corroborated that the opinion Pakistanis have about the United States has continued to be negative, both before and after the raid, and is at its lowest point in eight years.

The Pew Center conducted two surveys: one in April, as part of its Global Attitudes Project, and another after the attack on Bin Laden's refuge. They were chiefly conducted in urban zones, due to security reasons.

Only one of every 10 Pakistanis approved of the U.S. raid on May 2 in Abbottabad, and 55 percent of those surveyed rated Bin Laden's death as something bad.

The survey concluded that after that operation, the citizens' views of relations with the United States were even more pessimistic: 4 percent considered they would improve, 16 percent said they would remain the same, and 51 percent said they would become worse. (Prensa Latina)