a shame that actual knowledge of other countries is not determined - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • CB
    • 10.03.13 | 05:17 (IST)

    Polls are valuable but they do not indicate without further information being gathered by the pollster whether those responding to the poll have even the faintest knowledge about the countries that are being ranked. Even a simple question like "Are the Iranian people Arab?" or "Who was Ayatollah Khomeini?" might give a good idea of whether those polled have any factual understanding of Iran. As for American opinion about Israel, it might as well be a printout of talking points from the Netanyahu administration. Never has "received wisdom" been a more appropriate phrase than when applied to public opinion.

    from the article: Poll: Americans view Iran as most unfavorable country
    First published 09:08 08.03.13 | Last updated 09:08 08.03.13
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