More from Pew http://www.pewglobal.org/database/?indicator=6
During the years of the Bush presidency, America's image never grew quite as negative in Canada as it did in much of Western Europe, but it nonetheless declined substantially. In 2002, 72% of Canadians expressed a positive opinion of the U.S.; by 2007 only 55% held this view.
However, the most recent Pew Global Attitudes survey, conducted in May and June of this year, finds that 68% of Canadians now have a favorable view of the U.S., while just 28% express an unfavorable opinion.
Ratings for the U.S. are slightly less positive among younger Canadians -- 58% of those ages 18-29 have a positive view, compared with 69% of 30-49 year-olds and 70% of those ages 50 and older. Residents of Quebec (56% favorable) and British Columbia (57%) also tend to give slightly less positive ratings than those from other regions.
Obviously, much of the change in Canada and elsewhere is tied to the new American administration. Nearly nine-in-ten (88%) Canadians say they have confidence in Barack Obama to do the right thing regarding world affairs. More than three-quarters (78%) say they generally approve of his international policies. Attitudes toward former President George W. Bush were quite different -- in 2007, only 28% had confidence in Bush to do the right thing.
Bush was highly toxic. A weapon of mass discontent.
I wonder if the land down under is forgotten to?
Of course I meant no disrespect, but many of my Canadian friends like to enjoy the weed. As to Australia I think they must of passed on the poll.
Or maybe it is toooooo far away!