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Traveling should be a pleasant thing, but many factors in the journey will affect the overall experience. One of the most important is the attitude of the locals. Below is a list of countries that have a bad impression of U.S. tourists and why.
America's overt support for Hosni Mubarak and its veiled opposition to Muslim Brotherhood have irritated Egyptian citizens. According to a Pew survey, up to 85% of Egyptians have a negative opinion of the US.
Relations between the US and Russia have been frozen since the Cold War. The US has opposed Russia's decisions in major international events, including its military intervention in Ukraine, and this has fueled hostility on both sides. 71% of Russians now have a negative view of Americans.
Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, Belarus was a part of its territory. As a result, Belarus has better relations with Russia than with the United States. It's, thus, not surprising that 69% of Belarusians view Americans unfavorably.
It's no secret that relations between the United States and Mexico have been tense throughout history. The border wall is only making things worse. No wonder 65% of Mexicans dislike Americans.
According to a Pew survey, 63% of Greeks hold a negative attitude towards Americans. They criticize American's obsession with capitalism because it weakens the importance of Greek banks. American's 'it'll be fine' attitude is definitely not appreciated by most Greeks.
Since 2001, Pakistan has been one of the US's primary targets on all fronts, especially in the military area. The relationship between governments also affects the lives of its people: 59-65% of Pakistanis have a negative opinion of the States.
59% of the Dutch stereotype Americans as generally racist, extremist, and very bigoted. As a result, they have a less favorable view of Americans.
Did you think the relationship between neighbors would be better? In fact, 51% of Canadians have a negative view of Americans. This is largely because of the former president and his controversial policies.
Some Americans believe that Sweden is heaven on earth and admire it as a liberal utopia. However, Swedish people don't appreciate such fetishization. A total of 51% of Swedes think of Americans negatively.
Although the US views Chile as their most trustworthy Latin American partner, Chile thinks otherwise. The fact that 47% of Chileans view American unfavorably may bring difficulties to any future partnership.
The issue of race plays a vital role in national relations, especially between the US and Tunisia. The 2013 anti-Muslim film "Innocence of Muslims" sparked Tunisians' anger against the States. After that, 47% of Tunisians expressed their dislike of America.
There's a specific reason that Belgians are disappointed in Americans: their geographical ignorance. Americans can't even find Belgium on a map, which is a big no-no for Belgians.
The US and Argentina have long been at loggerheads with each other. The States accuses Argentina of human rights abuses, while Argentineans describe America as an untrustworthy country.
Brazilians are unhappy with the Americans for 2 reasons. Firstly, while Brazil is often featured in American movies as a filming location, its culture and people are completely overlooked. Second, Brazilians are tired of American tourists treating them as poverty tourism attractions.
There are many reasons why Australians dislike the United States: its thirst for power, white nationalism, and racist ideologies. While not universal, these general impressions do dampen Australians' favorable opinion of American tourists.
Since the 1990s, American foreign policy has failed miserably in Spain and caused discontent among the peace-hungry Spanish. Although the government does not represent the people, more than 60% of Spanish people don't like Americans.
The relationship between the US and Germany is a mixture of love and hate. On the one hand, they are allies with common institutions. On the other hand, Germans are generally discontent with Americans' laziness.
Perhaps the tourists that annoy Indonesians most are American beggars. These tourists usually beg locals for their holiday money. It is insulting and disrespectful to Indonesian citizens who are struggling in poverty.
In Ireland, it's widely believed that the Americans are arrogant, especially when it comes to commodity trading. In one of the most irritating examples, Americans firmly believe that they can pay in dollars because Irish people have no currency of their own.
American's superior attitude, considering that they are the best, often offends Danish people. With such an impression, the Denish generally don't have a very good opinion of Americans.
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