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Subject HERE AND ABROAD, MOST PEOPLE THINK AMERICANS ARE GREEDY AND ARROGANT JERKS
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Americans are arrogant and greedy, according to people both within and outside the country. And, while Americans may believe themselves tolerant, that's not the opinion of many across the globe.

Those are some of the takeaways from a Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday, which surveyed over 20,000 respondents in 16 nations.

Respondents were read a list of six traits—optimistic, hardworking, tolerant, arrogant, greedy, and violent—and asked whether they associated that quality with Americans.

Half or more of the respondents in 10 of the countries associated arrogance with people in the U.S. That opinion was held most widely n Greece, where 72 percent of respondents felt that way. Sixty-nine percent in Australia and Canada also made that trait association, while the country where the fewest people (34 percent) associated that characteristic with Americans was Poland.

In seven of the countries the majorities viewed Americans as greedy. Greece was where that association was felt most strongly (68 percent), while just 21 percent made that association in Italy.

Looking at the median of all countries, 54 percent associated arrogance with Americans, and 52 percent attributed greed to the population. A median of  48 percent think Americans are violent.

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