- Sep 23, 2005
- Bordeaux, France.
- old Saab 9-3 coup?
As a percentage of registered voters voting the United States is ahead of most European countries including those in Western Europe. Check out the latest National Geographic for the article.
Yep, the percentage of people who actually vote in the UK is shocking. More vote for Big Brother and Britain's Got Talent than do in the UK elections.
As to the questions :
1. Hard not to! But yes, I'm interested in politics so kept track via a fair number of websites and newspapers, chiefly the BBC and the Guardian.
2. The result doesn't change my perception of Joe Average American - as I've said elsewhere, every American I've met in person has been lovely and charming, even if they do ask me if I'm friends with the Queen.
I have to admit I do look slightly more positively on the country as a whole now, though, but to be fair I would have done that no matter who won.