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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 02:26 PM
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52% of Americans have heard little or nothing about Egyptian demonstrations
http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1886/poll-egypt-protests-im...



52% of Americans have heard little or nothing about Egyptian demonstrations
by Chris in Paris on 2/09/2011 03:19:00 PM
Our foreign policy decisions would be a lot better of people bothered to pay attention. Instead, we get screams to cut money for legitimate overseas projects and unnecessary wars based on lies. Obviously a lack of curiosity is not just for Republican presidents. Pew Research:

This lack of agreement notwithstanding, a majority (57%) says the Obama administration is handling the situation in Egypt about right, while much smaller numbers say the administration has shown too much support (12%) or too little support (12%) for the protestors.

The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted Feb. 2-7, 2011 among 1,385 adults, finds that nearly half (48%) say they have heard a lot about the anti-government protests in Egypt; about the same proportion (52%) reports hearing little or nothing.

http://www.americablog.com/2011/02/52-of-americans-have...
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 02:27 PM
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1. Won't someone from Canada or Europe please adopt me?
Somedays I just despair of what this country has become and is becoming... I feel like an alien in my own country.


sigh....
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 02:29 PM
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2. Amazing -- but quite telling, actually -- !!
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eissa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 02:29 PM
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3. Well of course not
why would 'Mericans care what those jesus-hatin ragheads are doin? Besides, where the fuck is Egypt and why haven't we bombed it yet?!
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 02:38 PM
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4. And they wouldn't care.
I think of family/friends who either are totally clueless or just watch a snip on local news. One person said, I've got enough to worry about going on here to worry what's about what's going on in Egypt.

They. Don't. Care.
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Control-Z Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 02:38 PM
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5. How is that possible? n/t
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 02:45 PM
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8. willful ignorance
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 02:44 PM
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6. Hey, Lindsey Lohan might go to jail. How can they trouble their beautiful minds with Egypt?
Edited on Wed Feb-09-11 02:45 PM by ixion
:sarcasm:
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CrossChris Donating Member (641 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 02:45 PM
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7. Should I just be happy that 50% have heard of Egypt?
That's pretty sad.
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 03:04 PM
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9. Wonder if those who don't know are most likely to say the protests won't have any effect
i have found that the least informed people are often those who think nothing ever changes or can be changed.
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