The UK Telegraph writes that, taken as a whole, the US is rather a force for good in the world than otherwise. Shame about the perception, though:
(The) results of a poll by Telegraph.co.uk show, its standing in Europe is low. In Britain, France, Germany and Russia, more people thought that the United States was a force for evil than for good.
The wildcard in the poll was Italy, where 49 per cent (compared to 27 per cent) thought that the US was a force for good.
Admittedly, strong religious views may have influenced respondents’ willingness to label a country as “evil”. This rise of anti-American sentiment should be of concern; it indicates that more must be done to win hearts and minds the world over.
To which a ruffled US commentariat replies, collectively, “Really? Why?”