In most of the countries surveyed for Gallup's poll of the Islamic world, a plurality of respondents rate both the United States and Great Britain unfavorably, while France is rated more favorably.
- The U.S. received its highest unfavorable rating from Pakistan (68%), and its highest favorable rating from Lebanon (41%). Turkey gives the United States a more favorable than unfavorable rating, by a 40% to 33% margin. Other countries in which more than a majority give the U.S. unfavorable ratings include Jordan (62%), Saudi Arabia (64%), and Iran (63%).
- Great Britain's highest unfavorable rating came from respondents in Jordan (65%), and its highest favorable rating came from Lebanon (33%) and Turkey (33%). A majority of respondents in Saudi Arabia (61%), Pakistan (59%), and Iran (54%) have a negative opinion of Great Britain. Forty-five percent (45%)of people polled in Kuwait have an unfavorable view of Great Britain. Roughly one-third of respondents in Indonesia (33%) view this country unfavorably.
- Respondents in most countries rate France much more favorably than either the U.S. or Great Britain. Seventy-eight percent (78%) of Lebanese respondents gave France a favorable rating, while the highest unfavorable rating came from Indonesia (58%). Respondents in nations that view France more favorably than unfavorably include Kuwait (50% favorably vs. 19% unfavorably), Saudi Arabia (46% vs. 32%), and Iran (38% vs. 27%). Roughly the same percent of respondents have a favorable and unfavorable view of France in Jordan (38% favorable vs. 36% unfavorable) and Turkey (36% vs. 32%). Pakistan, though, does view France more negatively than positively, with 33% saying unfavorable and 9% saying favorable.
Poll respondents were also asked to rate selected world leaders, including U.S. President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. These two leaders receive very low favorability ratings from every country surveyed.
- Bush's lowest rating came from Morocco (71% do not like him "much" or "at all"), and his highest rating came from Turkey (21% like him "very much" or "a fair amount"). A majority of respondents in Lebanon (67%), Kuwait (64%), Iran (63%), and Pakistan (59%) say they do not like Bush "much" or "at all." Forty-five percent (45%) of adults polled in Turkey and 39% of those polled in Indonesia do not like Bush "much" or "at all."
- Blair is rated highest in Lebanon, where 15% like him "very much" or "a fair amount" and Indonesia, where 14% of respondents felt this way. Blair's lowest rating came in Kuwait, where 68% do not like him "much" or "at all." The nations where more respondents viewed Blair negatively than positively included Pakistan (51% do not like him "much" or "at all"), Lebanon (48%), and Morocco (42%). A majority of those polled in Iran (68%) and Turkey (54%) are not familiar enough with Blair to have an opinion about him.