Germans See Snowden as Hero, US Less Reliable as Partner


Germans lose trust in US, see NSA whistleblower Snowden as hero – pollSixty percent of Germans now see Eric Snowden as a hero, though the country was evenly split on whether he should be given asylum in Germany, if asked.

via Only 35 percent still see Washington as a reliable partner – a drop of 14 percent since July, according to a survey conducted by public broadcaster ARD and Die Welt daily. This year’s figures are a massive drop from the situation at the start of President Barack Obama’s presidency, when he was given an enthusiastic welcome on his first official visit to Berlin, and 76 percent of Germans said they trusted the US government in a Nov. 2009 poll. 

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