In April and May of 2011 (as summarized in USA Today), the Pew Center’s Global Attitudes Project conducted polls among 1,970 and then 1,251 Pakistanis, sampling areas that represented 85% of the country’s population. Here are the salient findings:
- 63 percent of Pakistanis disapproved of the bin Laden raid, while 10 percent approved and 27 percent gave no opinion.
- 70 percent of Pakistanis surveyed view the U.S. as an enemy, while fewer then 1 in 10 see it as a partner, both surveys showed.
- Three in four have an unfavorable opinion of America, both polls showed.
That’s the unspoken, if not actively denied “background” for scenes like this today (5/3/14) in Pakistan, where Muslim protesters decried the U.S. on the third anniversary of the righteous killing of the jihad terrorist and mass murderer Osama Bin Laden.