Friday, July 31, 2009

Economist: Torture more acceptable in the US than in China

Yesterday, The Economist posted poll numbers on global attitudes towards torture. This was based on 2008 research conducted by World Public Opinion.  

The Economist notes: "Surprisingly, democracies are not necessarily more hostile to the practice than non-democracies.

According to the polls, Americans are more willing to tolerate the use of torture than are Chinese." US attitudes about torture are very similar to the Egyptians and Russians.

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