13th February 2011
India perceived positively in USA
India continues to, on average, be perceived more positively by Americans with every passing year, as shown by Gallup polls results announced a couple of days ago. [Thanks to Nitin Pai's twitter post for this info]
Historical trend data for India is provided below.
There is considerable volatility in the data but overall, a few trends are evident:
(a) "very unfavourable" rating has been reducing,
(b) More people have an opinion – i.e. India figures in the radar of the average American; and
(c) "mostly unfavourable" rating has been reducing.
If only India could reform its governance, it won't take much time for it to become a world leader in freedom and democracy, thereby assuring it of a UN security council seat as well as a more positive hearing to its leaders across the globe.
Well done Indians!!