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World opinion of U.S. improving

World opinion of the United States is improving, according to a new Ipsos/Reuters global poll. Of 22 surveyed countries, which account for 75 percent of the world's gross domestic product, respondents holding a favorable view of the United States increased 6 percentage points between November 2008 and April 2009. Our reputation increased by double digits in several countries, including Germany and Canada. Turkey was the only country with a dominant  Muslim population that was surveyed, and our approval rating there jumped 25 percent.

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