Pew’s global attitudes project, has just released a big batch of new surveys. Among other things, the researchers asked respondents in 21 countries how they feel about Iran. The results seem to be bad news for Tehran, which seems to be wildly unpopular according to this survey . According to the information posted on the Pew site, the survey measures popularity of NATO, EU , UN , Russia and China as well. It is interesting to note that NATO also seems to be quite unfavorable, even in some EU countries like Greece (72%), Spain and the Czech Republic, while polls for Islamic countries other than Turkey are notably not displayed. Serious questions on the objective nature and integrity of such polls surface, considering the biased approach and selection of subjects.
World opinion is largely shaped by global media and news agencies that are funded and heavily influenced by a certain pro-Zionist lobby in the US and worldwide. They have repeatedly relied on this weapon to shape public opinion before the war against Afghanistan, the attack on Iraq, and Libya. Western media have done a great service to Israel by smearing the image of Iran and depicting a totally negative picture for the public to both fear and hate. In reality, the Iranian government which has serious flaws and faces many challenges, particularly after the 2009 disputed elections, is under heavy internal criticism ; but everything is not so dark as western media portray. Iran had the highest scientific growth rate in 2010 due to the booming achievements in academic fields and research. Iranian cities have now developed into modern and attractive metropolitan areas although air pollution is a major impediment. Councils elected by the people are now managing the affairs of cities and villages and despite restrictions the civil society is struggling to improve social indicators.Women have advanced in many areas while they still face some setbacks. When a negative and fearsome image of Iran is systematically promoted in the mainstream global media, then one would expect such poll results to be natural.