A poll of 53 countries found that 44 percent of the world’s people think the U.S. poses a threat to their democracy, higher than those who share the same views about China and Russia, RT 5 reported.
Of the 53,000 respondents from 53 countries,44 percent said the U.S. influence on their country posed a “threat to democracy” and 26 percent did not. At the same time, only 38 percent of respondents said China posed a threat.
Concerns about Russia’s influence are among the lowest among the three countries, with only 28 percent of respondents saying Russia poses a threat to their democracy.
Asian countries, such as Pakistan, are the majority of countries that are more fearful of U.S. influence, according to the report. In addition, Japanese respondents said the U.S. was more worried than China.
The survey was carried out by the Alliance of Democracies Foundation, a Danish think-tank founded in Denmark by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the former NATO secretary-general. The survey has attracted widespread attention on social media because it shows that people around the world are more fearful of the United States than of Russia and China.
At the same time, 64 per cent of the world’s population sees economic inequality as a threat to democracy, 53 per cent as a threat to democracy, 49 per cent as a threat to democracy by “unfair or fraudulent elections” and 48 per cent as a threat to democracy by large technology companies, most of which come from the United States.
The report also shows that concerns about US influence in democracies have increased since last year, with Germany alone up 20 per cent and China up 16 per cent.