30 Jul 2010
"...the vast majority of those who do see a struggle identify with the modernizers."
What about these results from a similar recent study in Pakistan, that say 46.3% of Pakistanis are "wary" of the Taliban? 46.3% doesn't sound like "the vast majority".
Thankfully, Pew made the full results available, and this study contains some more interesting points:
Q. 7a "Please tell me your opinion of the United States?"
Very favorable: 3%
Somewhat favorable: 14%
Somewhat unfavorable: 13%
Very unfavorable: 55%
Q. 7c "Please tell me your opinion of China?"
Very favorable: 61%
Somewhat favorable: 24%
Somewhat unfavorable: 2%
Very unfavorable: 1%
Q. 34a "Tell me how much confidence you have in U.S. President Barack Obama to do the right thing regarding world affairs?"
A lot of confidence: 1%
Some confidence: 7%
Not too much confidence: 9%
No confidence at all: 51%
Q. 34e "Tell me how much confidence you have in Osama bin Laden to do the right thing regarding world affairs?"
A lot of confidence: 4%
Some confidence: 14%
Not too much confidence: 13%
No confidence at all: 32%
Q. 38 "And which comes closer to describing your view?"
I favor the U.S.-led efforts to fight terrorism: 19%
I oppose the U.S.-led efforts to fight terrorism: 56%
Q.87 "Overall, do you think of the U.S. as more of a partner of Pakistan, more of an enemy of Pakistan, or neither?"
More of a partner: 11%
More of an enemy: 59%
30 Jul 2010
But hey, let's not restrict immigration from, or travel to and from, this freakshow of a country, or anything.