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February 27, 2003

Friends and Foes: Poll: Some Traditional Allies Not Seen as 'Friends'


"Slightly more Americans say Egypt is a friend of the United States than say France is, with almost half saying France, a traditional U.S. ally, is not a friend."

The latest FOX News poll, conducted by Opinion Dynamics Corporation, finds that an overwhelming majority (90 percent) thinks Great Britain is a friend, followed by Israel (70 percent) and Turkey (52 percent) — the only countries to receive positive majorities.

Less than half of Americans think Germany (46 percent), Egypt (41 percent), France (38 percent) and Saudi Arabia (30 percent) are friends of the U.S. Furthermore, about equal numbers say Saudi Arabia (49 percent), France (47 percent), and Syria (46 percent) are not friends."