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CGTN poll: 'American democracy' brings chaos to the world


The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., February 6, 2023. /CFP
The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., February 6, 2023. /CFP

The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., February 6, 2023. /CFP

The United States is exporting "democratic standards" and pursuing "democratic transformation" around the world, which is leading to instability, conflicts and disasters. According to polls launched by CGTN and the Renmin University of China through the New Era Institute of International Communication, global respondents were deeply dissatisfied with the United States' continuous utilization of the democracy issue to suppress other countries for its own benefit, as well as to exacerbate the world's division and conflict between camps.

U.S. export of democracy highlights its nature of hegemony

According to the survey, 71 percent of global respondents criticized the U.S. for interfering in the internal affairs of other countries and suppressing other countries under the cover of "democracy. Meanwhile, 62.3 percent of respondents expressed strong dissatisfaction with the United States' hegemonic behavior in abusing sanctions and economic compulsion.

In the survey, nearly 70 percent (68 percent) of the global respondents are very worried about the U.S.' long history of inciting "color revolutions" and waging "proxy wars" around the world. 65.8 percent of respondents were strongly opposed to forcing another country to change its political system through revolution and aggression.

'Beacon of Democracy' draws global criticism

According to the poll, 84.3 percent of global respondents believe that democracy presents in various ways across countries and cultures. There is no superior model of democracy or one-size-fits-all political system. 84.8 percent of the respondents are of the opinion that when deciding on a political system, a country should consider its history, culture, and national conditions. 80.3 percent of the respondents believe that the existence of various civilizations in the world has a positive effect on world development. 79.5 percent of the respondents expressed strong opposition to the United States' pursuit of hegemony on a global scale under the banner of "democracy." 86.8 percent of respondents urged the United States to end its hegemonic practices as soon as possible. When dealing with other countries, it should be based on the concept of mutual respect and seeking common ground while reserving differences.

The data presented above includes three global polls, including the "Impressions of America" poll, with a total of 39,315 respondents from 32 countries worldwide, ranging from developed countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Spain, and Japan to developing countries such as Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Malaysia, Peru, and Pakistan.

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